Missiemuseum Steyl

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exploringwithjune
The Netherlands331 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
One of my friends told me about the museum and we decided to go to Steyl in order to visit it. Upon arrival we were kindly greated and shown a video about the history of the town and the museum. It was very informative and it gave us more insight into the town's build-up and the origins of the museum.

After that we entered the museum. On display, there is a combination of taxidermy and objects from different continents. It is not a very large museum but it has a very extensive collection! They have most animals you can thinks off, some even in duplicates. Especially the butterfly room was stunning.

The objects were interesting too, although the signs that accompanied them were often basic. I would have liked some more information with some objects.

The museum has a gift shop, but it was mostly closed because of covid-19.

At the end of your visit you'll also pass by a taxidermy bear, which is wired with mechanics. If you put a coin in, it'll move. Fun little extra.

Tickers cost 10 euros. With a Museumkaart its free. It is a great day trip with kids, they're bound to live it.

Written July 19, 2020
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Pieter D
The Hague, The Netherlands116 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Have you ever seen the Holy Trinity depicted as Hindu Gods? Angels in the guise of the Mahabharata heroes? Have you been growled at by a stuffed bear with a squint, in exchange for a small coin? All this, you can experience in the Mission Museum in Steyl.

This is not a museum in the modern sense, this is an original cabinet of curiosities from the mid-nineteenth century. Everything the missionary priests took back from their travels to educate the folks back home (and to raise more money for their work) has been crammed into a couple of large showcases, without much system to it. The result is endearing rather than instructive and you will leave the museum feeling glad that clearing the attic can be done in such style.

Don’t forget to take a walk around the village. It is a quiet, out-of-the-way place, sitting on the river Meuse, and it has a ferry. Do ride the ferry to the other side and back and feel about as far from the madding crowd as you can be in the Netherlands.
Written July 6, 2015
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Fraser & Patrick
Hanham, UK253 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Great place to come back and visit.

Great to see Bear is back after being away.

Last saw him 10 years ago and heard that he had been restored so a return visit was a must. Great to see him rolling his eyes now.

Good museum for all the family.

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Written September 23, 2018
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Johnny19039
Dusseldorf, Germany1,806 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
One feels transported to a different time when one visits this museum. It has been left in its original condition, which probably will not please everyone. Among other things there are a lot of stuffed animals, which will probably be criticized by many visitors. Just think of the museum as a remnant from another time and be glad that you can see something like that.
Written August 19, 2018
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Peter J
6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Special place, stuffed annimals of high quality. Look for the kolibrie. Immagine how this has been for people 100 years ago
Written February 16, 2020
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Big Poppa Pauley
Melbourne, Australia2,221 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Who would have thought that an old mission on the banks of the river Meuse would hold such an eclectic collection of art and relics. Sent back to the mission by missionaries over the world, the building houses hundreds of taxidermied animals, antiques from china, Japan, Indonesia and Papua amongst others. It’s an incredible collection in a most unlikely place, a great afternoon. There’s also a couple of cafes outside and plenty of outbuildings that are worth a view. Allow 3/4 hours.
Written September 8, 2019
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Peter J
Venray, The Netherlands404 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
There is an enormous collection of stuffed animals form all over the word. Although now politticaly incorrect it is impressive. Just immagine 80 years abo you could see a komodo varan or several hummingbirds. Alsof Nice collection of artifacts form countries where the missionaris went. Catering minimalistic
Written June 3, 2018
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chrisgeldof
Zevenbergen, The Netherlands329 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
After an introduction film of 15 minutes, to get an impression of the founding of the building.
The selection of articles in the museum is of different kinds, animals, butterflies, local arts, etc etc
You can have a nice walk around in the gardens.
Written May 23, 2018
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WStatesTraveler
The Netherlands294 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
The museum is still in the state as it was when it was set up. It takes you back to the 1930s. The collections are awesome. They are the silent witnesses of the good work done by the SVD missionaries all over the world. This work continues in our time.
There was a special exhibit on the subject of Biomimicry. This was very interesting as well.
Written November 15, 2017
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Jose H
1,158 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
The heart of this museum are things like butterflies and taxidermied animals that the missionaries collected. There is a room in the front for other exhibits.
Written July 20, 2017
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