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Central Museum

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Address: Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0031 30 2362362
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Do not make this your primary cultural visit in Utrecht

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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189 reviews 189 reviews
94 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
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
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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81 reviews 81 reviews
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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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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Be sure to leave enough time to explore this museum; there is a lot to see. Small cafe in a separate building. Viking long boat is impressive; also some of the Man Ray art

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