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 and fossils that are millions of years old, as well as historical books and coins. Art lovers visit Teylers for its fine collection of Dutch masters and its world-famous prints and drawings by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael and Goltzius, to mention but a few.


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!

Listen to the audio guide from home!

Scan the QR-code (or click here) to listen to the stops of our audio guide from home. 

Expected in December 2021: The Pieter Teyler House

In the coming months, the museum will continue to work on the interior of this unique historic building – the home of the founding father of the Netherlands’ oldest museum. The aim is to be true to Pieter Teyler's Enlightenment ideals and to show the continuing relevance of these ideals to our own times. The Pieter Teyler House will open to the public in December 2021, as a new wing to the museum.

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