Wereldmuseum

Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam: Hours, Address, Wereldmuseum Reviews: 4.5/5

Wereldmuseum
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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4.5
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Karin N
9 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
The theme of the museum is very interesting but at the moment one can only visit a limited part of the museum. It is free of charge to visit during the re-building phase so it is worth while to visit even if there isn't a whole lot to see at the moment.
Written October 7, 2018
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roberttrip2018
Leiden, The Netherlands4 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
There was a temporary exhibition on the power of masks. It was amazing, I enjoyed it a lot! The museum is very fancy and clean and yet it feels like you are treated like a star when you go in
Written September 22, 2018
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bel-abel
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
Apr 2018
WHILE it is still in renovation until 2019 this museum offers a glimpse of its exhibitions materials for free in one hall only, it includes AV interactive displays as well as an array of pieces collected all over the world.
Written April 24, 2018
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PERotterdam
Rotterdam, The Netherlands140 contributions
Apr 2017 • Business
Nice small museum. I believe the basic exhibition (year round) is actually free and takes you around the building as well. Really like the basic exhibition , good food too.
Written March 23, 2018
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bas k
Amstelveen, The Netherlands29,790 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
The expo "The Power of Masks"by fashion designer Walter van Beirendonck from Antwerpen was spectacular.A huge collection of exotic and european,modern and antique masks and info on their influence on modern art.
The permanent collection was very well presented as well ;including some spectacular temple-interiors from Japan,Tibet,Nepal ect.
Written March 17, 2018
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Tea S
London, UK424 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
A small museum but pack with a lot of interesting collection. We didn’t know and have not heard about the museum but went there to see exhibition about Mask (Powermask curated by Walter Van Beirendonck run till mid March .... recommended) the museum though small but the collection was very interesting especially, the Tibet room and Japanese room.
And as anethnic silver enthusiast, I was in seventh heaven ... along the stair coming down (from the 5th floor ) on the wall, there were displayed cabinet after cabinet full of antiques silver jewellery from African, Central Asia, south India ..... amazing....
Written February 20, 2018
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,155 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
In the Wereldmuseum several exhibitions can be visited, a special exhibition about masks from over the world, and two permanent exhibitions; one about Asian religions with some full furnished temple displays and one about exhibits from around the Pacific Ocean with a focus on Oceania. It is eminently possible that many visitors are enthralled by the exhibitions, but I was quickly bored. Firstly I became mask tired. The explanations by slide shows on flat screens, instead of printed cards at the masks were no success, and, trying not to sound too arrogant, I have visited many temples in full swing during my trips to South East Asia, which made more impression than the static displays in the museum. But I am sure that this exhibition is very impressive for people, who have not traveled extensively. There are museums, when leaving I have the intention to visit again in the future. The Wereldmuseum is not one of those.
Written January 11, 2018
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n_wiedenhof
Nuenen, The Netherlands706 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
A great museum with interesting exhibitions, time and again. And do not miss trhe Buddha collection, stunning indeed.
Written December 5, 2017
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DEEDEETNJ1
Brooklyn, NY28 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
This is a wonderful museum in a beautiful building next to the Rotterdam port and the Erasmus Bridge. A diverse collection of exhibits over several floors with a cute gift shop and a VERY good café. The Caesar salads there are perfect - I walked there several times just for lunch!! A must see if you are in the area around the port.
Written September 21, 2017
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
The museum has a large Buddhist collection, mostly from Tibet and Japan, although there are smaller collections from Vietnam, China, India and Indonesia present as well. As mentioned in the title, the display is sometimes poor, such that one can hardly see the object due to reflections. On the other hand, the temples that have been reconstructed are well done. The museum houses also a smaller, but good collection of objects from the smaller islands in Oceania and a very few artefacts from Peru.
The temporary exhibition when I visited was poor, but that is obviously variable. The museum is rather expensive.
Written September 14, 2017
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