Museum Paul Tetar van Elven

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Museum Paul Tetar van Elven

Museum Paul Tetar van Elven
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Historic Sites • Art Museums
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
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
France159 contributions
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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JohnSt_2
The Hague, The Netherlands959 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
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 the 19th century period style. The (“canal”) house dates from the 16th century. Friendly volunteers offer a (free) guided tour or provide background in each room. The museumkaart is accepted in this museum. Catering services are absent, but cafés and restaurants are closeby (e.g. direction market). You are taken back in time to see how the richer part of society lived in style in Delft and you may delight in the quality of porcelain and earthware on display on the second floor.
Written April 13, 2019
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VolpediS
Northumberland49 contributions
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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Malcolm O
Lancaster, UK720 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 porcelain!), the first floor 18th Century and the second floor 17th Century - all interesting and with lots of quirky things to see. It was all very interesting and we spent a lot longer there than we thought we would, thoroughly enjoying it.
Written September 23, 2018
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Natalja M
The Hague, The Netherlands1,299 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
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 of the Masters are eye catching!

The house where this museum dates to the 16 th century with amazing collection of porcelain.

The warm hearted staff of this museum is doing their best preserving the masterpieces and passionately sharing and telling the stories about The inhabitants of this house.
Definitely MUST visiting.
Written August 10, 2018
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missymarkets
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
May 2018 • Solo
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 staffed by volunteers and that in my opinion makes it even more special. I got to walk around with one of the volunteers and he gave me such a lot of information about the building, about the collections, and made the visit so truly enjoyable. I then had a chat with a couple of the other volunteers. They all enjoy the museum and I think it's wonderful that they give their time to it. This also means you get to chat with real people from the city, who care enough to generously donate their time to you as a visitor. Absolutely lovely experience.
Written June 1, 2018
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HaNosseah
Basel, Switzerland251 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 and to see what the Delft canals look like from inside a 17th century house.
Written March 27, 2018
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SeimenBurum
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,828 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
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 example of the work by Tetar who copied master pieces of well know painters which, together with his job as teacher at the Technical University Delft, earned him a very good living.

On the first floor is the libray with original leather wallpaper and the atelier where Tetar worked sitting at the window. On this floor is also a small room with religious prints.

There are steep stairs going to the attic where there is a small display of chinaware.

When you enter the museum you can get an interesting introduction .
Written February 18, 2018
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Daan1
The Hague, The Netherlands105 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
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!
Written January 17, 2018
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Barbara
Lisbon, Portugal12 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
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 the wonderful staff, I got the chance to ask several questions and learned a lot!

Really worth the visit!
Written November 12, 2017
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