Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden

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Museum Volkenkunde – the National Museum of Ethnology – is a museum about people housed in a historic building just five minutes’ walk from Leiden’s central station. A huge totem pole greets visitors as they enter the museum through the garden. Museum Volkenkunde presents regularly changing exhibitions and its permanent display features objects from eight different cultural regions. Objects that all have a story to tell about humankind.

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Museum Volkenkunde is een museum over mensen, gevestigd in een monumentaal gebouw aan de Singel, op vijf minuten loopafstand van station Leiden-Centraal. Bezoekers bereiken het museum via de tuin, waarin de metershoge totempaal hen welkom heet. Het museum presenteert regelmatig wisselende exposities en toont in de vaste tentoonstelling objecten uit acht cultuurgebieden.
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  • Spent a couple of hours here, the displays are well arranged and there is good information relating to the specific items on display. well worth visiting 
    Spent a couple of hours here, the displays are well arranged and there is good information relating to the specific items on display. well worth visiting  more »
  • Not a bad museum, has various sections, 1 per continent roughly. Museum is on 2 floors. Although it is a very respected museum in the NL, i feel the musuem should increase their artifacts 
    Not a bad museum, has various sections, 1 per continent roughly. Museum is on 2 floors. Although it is a very respected museum in the NL, i feel the musuem should increase their artifacts  more »
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  • Used to love this museum as a kid and now uts even better. Could spend the whole day here learning about different cultures and far away nations. If you don't have the chance to travel but still want to learn about the world and its people come visit this museum. And I have to make a special mention of the big screens with the most beautiful photos projected on them, I almost felt guilty for not just sitting down and watch the whole sideshow.
  • This is a great museum! Great variety of history about numerous religions. Loads of items and information from Australia, Korea, China, Indonesia, America and other African/Asian countries. 10/10 will go again.

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