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Museum Volkenkunde

Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 516 8800
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Museum Volkenkunde is a museum about people housed in a historic building just five minutes' walk from Leiden's central station. A huge totem pole greets visitors as they enter the museum through the garden. Museum Volkenkunde presents regularly changing exhibitions and its permanent display features objects from eight different cultural regions. Objects that all have a story to tell about humankind.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you're in the historic city of Leiden this museum is a must see, not only the building is nice to see but the expositions the have are great aswell. The majority of the museum excists of people and their culture from all over the...More

Thank Thom P
Kim W, Webteam at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Thom P, Thanks for your positive feedback! Were glad to hear that you enjoyed the museum. Hopefully you'll visit again soon. Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Leiden for a year and continually returned to this museum (luckily for me they have free entry for students of Leiden University), there is always something more to discover there! Their permanent collections are fantastic, very extensive and organised around areas of...More

Thank traveller2017449
Kim W, Webteam at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveller2017449, Thanks for your positive reaction! Hopefully we'll see you again in the near future. Kind greetings, Rachel

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in cultures and ethnicity around the world, check this museum out! It has gone through some refurbishment in recent years which has enhanced the museum. As well as permanent exhibitions, there are often special seasons - Cool Japan being the last...More

Thank AJV06
Kim W, Webteam at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear AJV06, Thanks for the positive feedback! Hopefully we'll see you in the museum in the near future. Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A neat and compact museum where you can spend a good two hours. Worth going if you are spending a week or so in Hague/Amsterdam clubbing it with a visit around Leiden, which is a very picture perfect town!

Thank Sanghamitra C
Kim W, Webteam at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sanghamitra, Thank you for your positive reaction. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, Aernout

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A museum of missed opportunities: The exhibits are mostly placed there without any historical context or critical analysis how they ended up in this museum. Human remains are on display without any critical contextualisation. The temporary exhibitions e.g. on African influence on modern music show...More

1  Thank ChrisH1211
Kim W, Webcare team at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ChrisH1211, Thank you for your reaction and feedback. As a museum, we try to provide the visitor important information on the origins of our objects and what they mean/symbolize/do - could you give a specific example of an object that you felt lacked historical...More

Reviewed June 21, 2017

This museum is not a site that we should usually go to, but we were attracted by the temporarily exhibit of 'Cool Japan', with cool representations of the youth culture of Japan, mixed with the -I presume- collection of the museum (drawings, clothing). We enjoyed...More

Thank NLcycle
Kim W, Webcare team at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Dear NLcycle, Thank you for your reaction, we always appreciate feedback. Why is the museum a site you don't usually visit? We would like to know. Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed June 14, 2017

This museum is very closed to the Leiden University, and is not far from the Central Station. My friend took me there, and we spent about 40 mins looking around. It is a quite nice museum, but I wouldn't say it is a must visit....More

Thank apricoty
Kim W, Webcare team at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Dear apricoty, Thanks for your reaction. Why would you say that this is not a 'must visit'. We'd like to hear more of your feedback. Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Nice exposition on contempory developments in drawings, cartoons, fashion with link to the past. It gives an excellent insight in the Japanese cilture, hihgly recommended to pay a visit.

Thank RiraRudolf
Kim W, Webcare at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2017

Dear RiraRudolf, Glad to hear that you enjoyed the Cool Japan exhibition! Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

The museum is situated a short walk from the Central station in Leiden . Nice building but I must admit I saw more interesting museums. We were heading for the Cool Japan exhibition and it was a bit of a disappointment. It was very crowded...More

Thank K S
Kim W, Online team at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Dear K S, We're sad to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to the museum. May I ask at what time you went there?

Reviewed May 27, 2017

Such a nice ethnicity museum with a good explanation for the origin of places, and also provides informative time series of a certain place, specifically in Asia, Africa, and South America. Very attractive for kids, too. Worth to visit when you are in Leiden :)

Thank Bramanti
Kim W, Online team at Museum Volkenkunde, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2017

Dear Bramanti, Thanks for your nice comments. We're really happy that you enjoyed visiting our museum. Greetings, Rachel

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I have checked their website numerous times, but nothing is advised on closing or refurbishment/works. You may need to get in touch with them directly.
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