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Teylers Museum

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Address: Spaarne 16 | Haarlem, 2011 CH Haarlem, The Netherlands
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+31 23 516 0960
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Anyone who opens the museum's heavy door on the bank of the River Spaarne...

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 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.

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Not as modern as some of them, but that's what gibes Tylers, one of the oldest museums in Europe its charm. The main hall is like something out of the Harry Potter movies (vice... read more

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Not as modern as some of them, but that's what gibes Tylers, one of the oldest museums in Europe its charm. The main hall is like something out of the Harry Potter movies (vice versa, rather!). Do give it a go when visiting Haarlem.

Thank Roman V
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both my boyfriend and myself fell in love with Teylers museum! It consisted of beautiful natural history, science and art exhibits that are a must see, while it is located in the same building it was originally opened in 1778! Actually the oldest room still gets its light from the sun, so visiting on a cloudy day makes the whole... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want your visit to Haarlem to be educational as well as fun, you should definitely consider the Teylers Museum, just a few blocks East of the Grote Markt and on the canal side (very close to boat tours). With exhibits of fossils, scientific devices and art, among others, there is something for everyone including kids.

Thank Hugh T
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Teylers Museum is one of the most beautiful museums in The Netherlands for me. The oldest museum of The Netherlands is lying on one side of the river Spaarne ( really nice view at sunset or sunrise by the way). It is not too big museum but very interesting for adults and children with its different exhibitions of : minerals,... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as for me, lost of money ( 17 euro the entrance !!!!) and time! the building is very beautiful! Thats all

Thank anata59
Washington, Tyne & Wear
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old style museum is packed full of intriguing artefacts, well worth visiting. It's a pleasure to see such an historical building and a collection such as this.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived when the opened on Saturday (11:00 a.m.) and bought the Combination ticket to the Teylers Museum and Frans Hals Museum. Great way to spend 3 hours in both museums, and it is only about a 13 minute walk between the museums. My walk was extended because I was on the Merry-Go-Round and could not find the exit 🖖🏻 Of... More 

Thank Sequoia R
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Teylers is a wonderful building at a great location in the centre of Harlem. It contains all kind of artifact from ancient time as well as old machines which were used for investigating them. If you are with family it is really worth the visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting collection os science as well as the arts. It houses interesting displays and the building itself is worth a visit. The old scientific instruments are excellent Woth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit pricey, but buy the combo ticket to see Teylers and the Frans Hals museum and you will save a bit and see two substantive attractions in Haarlem. The story of the genesis and growth of this museum is fascinating. As far as the exhibits go, I particularly liked the historic scientific experiment equipment display.

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