Worth the visit for the imposing and atmospheric building alone, especially on a dark winter's afternoon, because the oldest part of the building appears to have minimal electric lighting. Highlights for me are the Oval Room (an 18th century museum in itself) and the galleries of paintings, where the whole ensemble is just a delight, both the (largely Dutch) paintings and the way in which they are arranged. There are superb visiting and temporary exhibitions. The people who visit and the people who run it obviously enjoy the place and its contents; they don’t give the impression of going there because it is the thing to do. Regarding those contents, they are wide ranging and reflect the time of the museum's foundation when arts and sciences were a single strand. Large airy cafeteria and a shop which wants to help us educate ourselves all the more.