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Museum Paul Tetar van Elven

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Museum house in style

The museum is the former home of Paul Tetar van Elver, in life teacher at the Polytechnic, a... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
The Hague, The Netherlands
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A small museum well worth visiting. It is the private home of Paul Tetar van Elven, a teacher and... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
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Museum Paul Tetar van Elven was once the home of the academic painter and art collector Paul Tetar van Elven (1823-1896). Nowadays every aspect of the interior reminds you of his presence. While walking through the living rooms, the study and the...more
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Koornmarkt 67, 2611 EC Delft, The Netherlands
+31 15 212 4206
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The museum is the former home of Paul Tetar van Elver, in life teacher at the Polytechnic, a talented copyist, and collector of porcelain and earthenware. He left his house to become a museum for his work and his collection. Rooms have been kept in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

A small museum well worth visiting. It is the private home of Paul Tetar van Elven, a teacher and copying artist. It is a fascinating time-wrap showing how the well to do bourgeoisie lived as well as a display of his skill in copying famous...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

This charming town house museum is rather hidden away in Delft, near the flower market. We were given an individual guided tour by one of the friendly, enthusiastic staff - a very elderly but very spry lady. The ground floor is very 19th Century (lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Malcolm O
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

My friend and me have discovered this amazing museum of 19th century Dutch art collector, painter and teacher - Paul Tetar! To my huge disappointment, I have never heard the name of Paul Tetar before, but some of his works and his copies of paintings...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

How wonderful that people left their houses and collections with such specific instructions that we now be allowed such a perfect glimpse into the past. You genuinely feel like the lady of the house might come into the room at any moment. The Museum is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This 17th century house features a huge collection of porcelain (Delft, Chinese, Japanese) belonging to the 19th century painter Tetar van Elven, along with the many copies he made of masterpieces for sale to the public. A charming way to spend an hour or so...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank HaNosseah
Reviewed February 18, 2018

The museum is in a large original 16th century house that was acquired relatively cheap by Tetar from a bankrupt estate in the 19th century. The building has large rooms which hold the original 19th century furniture and decorations. The museum also holds a good...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SeimenBurum
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

The photo shown above is NOT the entrance. The museum is the former residence of the painter. Some parts of replicas can be found which was common back in those days. The tours are guided (free) by women who can tell you a lot!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Daan V
Reviewed November 12, 2017

This is a quite unique and cozy museum. It was interesting to see Van Elvin's reproductions of several paintings from famous italian and dutch painters and his pottery collection is also very pretty and diversified. It was really nice to be given a tour by...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum but it's free with museumkaart or a small fee and is interesting to see. The artist who lived here made lots of copies of famous paintings, which was interesting to see after viewing the originals elsewhere (e.g. Maurithaus) as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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