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“Time-warp museum plus art gallery”
Review of Teylers Museum

Teylers Museum
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US$34.90*
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2 Hour Private Walking Tour of Haarlem
Ranked #5 of 95 things to do in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Anyone who opens the museum's heavy door on the bank of the River Spaarne sees at a glance what it is that inspires such enthusiasm. The museum breathes the atmosphere of the 18th and 19th centuries - the Age of the Enlightenment - when people were busily gathering knowledge about the world. Teylers Museum, museum of wonder, is a world in itself, one that you will never forget. Teylers Museum is the best-preserved 18th-century public knowledge institution for the arts and sciences in the world. It has been open to the public since 1784, welcoming all those who are eager to look at paintings and drawings by the Old Masters, magnificent minerals, ingenious scientific instruments, precious books, and centuries-old fossils. The museum's interior alone, with the monumental Oval Room as pièce de resistance, is a truly remarkable attraction. It is the only authentic 18th-century museum interior in the world.
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Lovely old-fashioned displays and temporary exhibitions. Modern cafe and shop. English language leaflet available.

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

The permanent collection consists of a collection of antique scientific instruments. Although I'm a scientists I didn't find these very interesting. The temporary exhibition space changes frequently, but the couple of the exhibitions I've seen have been equally uninteresting.

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

If you are into 18th and 19th century scientific equipment, this is the museum for you. The best display of ancient mechanical and electrical equipment I have seen. Fascinating.

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

The place has some good collection of fossils and old dutch currency....The are some amazing landscapes and self potratit of Frans Hals....The meusuem guides are also a great help in understanding the collection....A must visti for all the art and physics lovers..!!!!

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is the oldest museum in the Netherlands, but is is not dusty at all. It has stayed with the times and is beautifully restored. History drips of the walls here. Make sure you get to see the library and the auditorium.

Thank Stan1972
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