Teylers Museum, Haarlem

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Stroll through two centuries of historical exhibits at Teylers Museum. Opened in 1784, the museum is the oldest in the country, and has changed little since the late 19th century. Explore the cultural history exhibits, which include fossils and minerals, as well as scientific instruments, coins, and encyclopedia collections. Admire the Oval Room, the oldest section and an excellent example of neo-classical architecture. If you'd lke to get a deeper understanding of the exhibits, pick up an audio guide at the start of your visit. A visit to Teylers Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Haarlem trip itinerary builder website to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful old building and some very interesting exhibits, but good be much better. Many of the signs were not in English, or were very old/misplaced. There were signs for audio guides but I was not.....  more
    Beautiful old building and some very interesting exhibits, but good be much better. Many of the signs were not in English, or were very old/misplaced. There were signs for audio guides but I was not.....  more »
  • As another reviewer said, this museum is a "Cabinet of Curiosities." I am not into rocks, coins, and old measuring devices, yet I still liked this museum a lot. I enjoyed the art and the building... 
    As another reviewer said, this museum is a "Cabinet of Curiosities." I am not into rocks, coins, and old measuring devices, yet I still liked this museum a lot. I enjoyed the art and the building...  more »
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  • Amazing collection of different artifacts - from old bones and fossil to art objects and mechanisms. Highly recommended to visit especially who interested in history and anatomy - you can check different morphs of skulls from different ages and look how lifestyle determine the anatomy. Also interesting section with old mechanisms and devices - how story of big openings begins and what helped in it - from strange prototypes to microscopes and other labs equipments Audio guide is optional
  • Great place to visit. This museum is more about the history of museums and science itself. A visit is more like a travel back in time to how the concept of scientific research and several nowadays established fields of research got started in the first place. This museum is one of or even the oldest scientific museums in Europe and it was kept like it was. So don't expect a modern pedagogical concept. This is not a place for kids to experience science. However there is a nice audio guide included in the ticket price. Don't miss it. It gives you context for some of the most relevant pieces in the exhibition within the frame of a funny, made up dialog all around an actual real visit of Napoleon to the museum. I was very much surprised how much I liked the place. If you are into science and it's history this place is just perfect.

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