Museum Paul Tetar van Elven

Museum Paul Tetar van Elven

Museum Paul Tetar van Elven
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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 library, it is not difficult to imagine that you are visiting the house of an artist. You will encounter historical paintings, portraits and copies after Old Masters like Rembrandt and Rafael, that Paul Tetar painted himself. You can even admire The Nightwatch! The house is filled with antique furniture, Oriental porcelain and Delft pottery.
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Beatrice
France627 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Discovered this small house / museum by chance and am very glad I went! I was also lucky to be offered a guided tour in English by one of the dedicated volunteers.
This place gave me the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the life of the Dutch owner, all those years ago.
Lots of china / porcelain (which he collected) in cabinets throughout the house and also copies of Old Masters (which he painted himself on trips abroad) among other things. Do remember to check out the tiles lining the wall of the small spiral staircase leading to the attic!
On a smaller scale, of course, than the Museum Willet-Holthuysen or Museum Van Loon (both in Amsterdam) but this gives the house a more intimate feel, quite fitting for Delft, in my opinion.
Written March 1, 2020
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Thank you very much for your nice words. We like to share 'our' museum, almost a hundred years old, with people from all over the world.
Written March 3, 2020
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21,630 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Volunteers give a good tour of the small but very authentic museum. The settings is very nice since it gives a great feel of how life was in the late 19th century in Delft. Even though bathroom and kitchen have been removed from the house since it became a museum. Museumcard is accepted, otherwise admission a bit steep at Eur 9,50.
Written December 23, 2022
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mardolomu
Seville, Spain2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
The house belonged to a painter, Paul Tetar van Elven, who died childless and he decided to leave his house to the city of Delft in order to make of it a museum. In the house you can see duplicates of famous painters as Rembrandt or Michelangelo. The place is nice, and the architecture is beautiful. It is possible to see in some rooms, like the dining room or the living room, the original furniture of the house; and some of these furniture date from the 17th century. Besides, the personal is really kind and attentive, and they are willing to explain you about everything you want to know. Still, the price is really high (5€ at the time) for the things you can see. The place is small, you can visit the whole plase in 40 minutes. In addition, there is no translation in English for some of the signs.
Written September 10, 2014
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Steve32480
Hayward, CA63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
Quaint three story canal house with the original furnishings giving you an idea how a middle class family lived 100+ years ago. very devoted ladies (docents) more than willing to give you a personal tour (no charge for tour but 5 Euros admission)
Written April 8, 2014
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bridgemagoo2
Cambridge England389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Solo
Lovely little exhibition house by this copyist and painter, but what really made it for me was the wonderful lady explaining the top rooms, crockery, porcelain tiles etc. It's an hour very well spent.
Written November 14, 2012
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VolpediS
Northumberland45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
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 paintings - an acceptable craft before photography made it unnecessary.
Written October 28, 2018
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190Daniel
Suffolk, UK162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
This museum is one of the fine canal houses in Delft and illustrates the life of Paul Tetar Van Elven, a 19th Century painter, art dealer and collector, who financed his affluent lifestyle through investment in the railways. Van Elven was an accomplished copyist, who was commissioned to produce legitimate copies (not forgeries intended to defraud) of famous paintings. Many of these copies are displayed in the museum. Our tour was enlivened by our enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide, one of volunteers whose efforts make it possible to keep museums like this open.
Written December 7, 2016
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kate554433
Delft, The Netherlands195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
I visited on open monument day and had free entry, and I'm glad I checked it out after riding past it so many times. This place is a really well-preserved house of a TU Delft employee and artist who did many reproductions of famous works. The living areas have a lot of detail to take in. There are some plaques as well as a sheet with overall information in English. The museum employees were also happy to answer questions or give more information. Van Elven also had an impressive collection of ceramics from all over the world. I think it's definitely worth a stop inside, but it's relatively small so a quicker stop compared to something like the Prinsenhof.
Written September 29, 2016
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MarianaCannechina
Armacao dos Buzios, RJ3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Business
Deft is a Venice in Netherlands and with its culture , paintings and pottery.
Indeed, Delft is a museum in open air, but Museum Paul Tetar adds glamour to Delf.
Written September 22, 2015
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Dracorange
Delft, The Netherlands21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
If you enjoy art or architecture this museum is a must visit location. The house belonged to an artist and art collector who wanted his collection to stay intact. For architecture lovers this house offers insight in how the Dutch well off were living in the golden age.
Written June 4, 2014
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