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Aboriginal Art Museum

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Address: Oudegracht 176, 3511 NP Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 30 238 0100
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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nice view of contemporary aboriginal art (but... almost no English explanations)

We very much liked this museum and the enthusiastic staff member welcoming us and explaining about what we were about to see. It is a pity that not more exhibits have English text... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Breukelen Ut
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Breukelen Ut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We very much liked this museum and the enthusiastic staff member welcoming us and explaining about what we were about to see. It is a pity that not more exhibits have English text with them (now predominantly Dutch). That should be fixed!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

The contemporary aboriginal art looked very interesting but there is no attempt to offer captions in anything other than Dutch: nothing on the wall or a guide card. A shame as this meant the exhibits lost impact. The temporary exhibition had some English captions for some exhibits, but mostly not. Poor value.

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1 Thank JULES A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We loved it. It's a first of its kind in the Netherlands (and in Europe I believe), bringing contemporary Aboriginal Art to the attention of the wider public. The museum also has an educational functioning, informing of the different Aboriginal groups living in different parts of Australia which I found very useful/interesting. The material the artists use depends on their... More 

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2 Thank Tanja S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

This museum gave me a new appreciation for Australian Aboriginal art. It is quite different from European art, and the museum does a good job at helping visitors understand the different worldview and perspective. I would definitely recommend watching the introductory video (Dutch with English subtitles) before perusing the collection, which is laid out geographically, and the temporary exhibition.

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1 Thank Emily W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This museum is quite small, but has an interesting collection. If you're in the area and you have an extra half hour to 45 minutes with nothing to do, this museum is a good time filler. Unless you have a strong interest in aboriginal art, it's probably not worth making a special trip to see though.

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1 Thank Lycialu
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a nice museum for adults but not for children. The collection exists of paintings mainly, and is not interactive for children

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

I try to visit a different experience when I visit a place and not the usual Natural History Museum or Ethnography Museum. Therefore I was pleased to find this museum outside its own country. As you enter, you pay your fee just inside which is situated in the well stocked gift shop which caters for all ages and tastes and... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

Visited 3rd of April 2016. Highly recommended. A unique experience and something you wouldn't expect to see in a historical European city. This museum has the biggest contemporary aboriginal art collection in Europe. The ground floor has an art shop, a cafe and an auditorium where you should take 10 minutes to learn about the museum and the art within.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Some nice pieces, including permanent pieces upstairs and currently a temporary exhibition downstairs. A lot quiter than other museums, with some aboriginal art for sale in the gift shop.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Although I am Australian, I attended with a Dutch, teenage, family friend who had to write a review of a museum for school. I was pleasantly surprised by the museum and even my teenage friend could not help but show interest in the art and items on display. I had not heard of the current artist whose works are in... More 

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