A Place Worth Seeing — Teylers Museum

A Place Worth Seeing

The permanent collection: art and science under one roof since 1784!

Dec 16, 2014 to Dec 31, 2030

Teylers Museum

Teylers Museum is the best-preserved 18th-century public knowledge institution for the arts and sciences in the world. It has been open to the public since 1784, welcoming all those who are eager to look at objects of interest in the visual arts and the sciences. It is a unique place with a remarkable atmosphere, and a visit is bound to be an unforgettable experience.


Exhibits include machines that generate electricity, minerals and fossils that are millions of years old, as well as historical books, coins and paintings. Over the years the museum purchased thousands of drawings by Old Masters such as Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael and Goltzius. The originals are now preserved safely in the depot. But just like the visitors of the 19th century, art lovers can browse through the albums of drawings – which today contain perfect replicas of a great many of the museum’s finest drawings.


The museum's interior alone, with the monumental Oval Room as its pièce de resistance, is a truly remarkable attraction. It is the only authentic 18th-century museum interior in the world. The 19th-century rooms have preserved the spirit of that age: time appears to have stood still here.


The museum rooms with the large display cabinets are still illuminated by daylight. In wintry weather, it can get extremely dark. The entire experience conveys the atmosphere of a museum from bygone times!

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