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Central Museum

Neighborhood: Lange Nieuwstraat
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Address: Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031 30 2362362
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Still nice to see, but nothing special

I don't regret going there, there was some things to see. I missed either a more in-depth view on any particular subject, or more subjects. It's a bit messy, and nothing seems... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I don't regret going there, there was some things to see. I missed either a more in-depth view on any particular subject, or more subjects. It's a bit messy, and nothing seems related. There are some beautifull paintings, and then there's a random lit-up ship. Both are nice, but not related. When you think you've found a connection, it throws... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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98 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are like me and visit one museum in every city that you travel, then I will recommend to avoid making Central Museum your primary culture "fix". Some parts of the museum are currently closed and what is on is mismatched limited exhibition. Nevertheless, if you visit the Rietveld Schroeder house and decide to take advantage that the ticket... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A disappointing museum, not helped by a large chunk of it being closed for refurbishment. Basically an art gallery with little else on display. Not cheap either

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Tain, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As with others, I expected this museum to focus on the history of Utrecht as a city, but was pleasantly surprised to find a mix of art, crafts, history and a nice little café in the middle. Beautiful building and beautiful location, short walk to the rest of main sights.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I visited expecting to see exhibits on the history of Utrecht. Instead i found a rather abstract display of clothing and art which i found very difficult to interpret and certainly wasn't what i had expected to see.

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London
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51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This museum is undergoing renovation so some parts are currently closed. The museumkart covers the cost of entry. They have mounted an exhibition in the first display area which contains the main masterpieces of their collection, so you get to see "the best of the best". Other galleries are open too and you can pay extra for the temporary exhibition... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A great little museum (although currently in the prices of being extended, with the first phase now open) housing a diverse collections of traditional and contemporary art and exhibits, including extensive Roman archaeological finds and, probably the highlight of the collection for me, a great section on the De Stijl movement, including furniture and building designs by Rietveld and his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

The museum is small to medium sized. It comprises of a wide range of art display. Very interesting range I would say. Worth a visit definitely. But the museum is very confusing like a maze. Wifi is provided for free in the museum for you to download and play their audio guide but you can use it for otherwise. :)

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Athens, Greece
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18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

it is an interesting place with a collection that covers a rich variety of things they run interesting temporary exhibitions as well it is not famous for groundbreaking shows but you can spend a nice afternoon there

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Central Museum offers a curious mix. You get as well an overview of Utrecht's history, with paintings, statues, books and more. But there is also a fashion exposition, an archaeology loft, early 20th century furniture and a few more temporarily expositions. Overall it is interesting, queer, charming. Yet I failed to understand why the collection was assembled as it... More 

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Additional Information about Central Museum

Address: Address: Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031 30 2362362
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht>  > Lange Nieuwstraat
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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