Lorentz Lab

Follow the footsteps of Professor Einstein and Lorentz

May 18, 2017 to May 18, 2020

After years of research, restoration work and major renovations, the Lorentz Lab was opened on May 17, 2017. A new, permanent wing in the museum where the history of Teylers comes to life. From 1909 until his death, Nobel Prize winner Hendrik Antoon Lorentz worked in his own laboratory in Teylers Museum.

The Lorentz Formula in Teylers Museum is a spectacular and unique theatrical experience, unlike anywhere else. It's like stepping in a time machine. In a surprising and vivid way, the Lorentz Lab gives you a glimpse of science during the 20th and the 18th century. A time in which curious minds dared to ask questions and heroically kept experimenting and shared their great insights and discoveries with the world. When visiting the Lorentz Lab you follow the footsteps of Einstein. Like him, you'll see the largest electrostatic generator in the world. Will you be amazed in the same way Einstein was? Come, and find out!

The theatrical tour, The Lorentz Formula, is in Dutch only. The Lorentz Lab can only be visited by joining the tour.