Teylers Museum, Haarlem

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    Teylers Museum

    by Airpunk Written Sep 29, 2013
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    The oldest museum in the Netherlands is a wonderful trip back into the 18th and19th century. It was founded in 1778 with the fortune of the cloth merchant Pieter Teyler who also possessed an art collection. The Oval Room, opened in 1779, is still the core of the museum and was once used for public demonstrations of scientific experiments. It corresponded with the idea of the enlightenment which wanted to make knowledge available to everyone. The focus of the exhibition lies on natural history (fossils, minerals, 19th century scientific equipment etc.), but there are all some paintings. One room is reserved for temporary exhibitions. Tyler's is the only preserved museum from the 18th century worldwide and is on the tentative list to become an UNESCO world heritage site.
    I liked the museum and its atmosphere, however it is a very expensive attraction: 11,00 EUR for adults (2013, check out the website for concessions). Those on a tight budget may have to choose between Teylers and the other excellent museum of the city – the Frans Hals Museum which has a similarily high entry fee.

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    Claude Lorrain special exhibition.

    by breughel Updated Nov 29, 2011

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    My good VT friend and amateur of art Lou / Alza informed me that there is a special exhibition on the French painter Claude Lorrain from 29 September 2011 till 8 January 2012 at the Teylers Museum.

    Claude Gelée dit Claude Lorrain (1600 - 1682) is one of my favoured landscape painters which I discovered some years ago at the Louvre Museum where they have nine of his paintings.
    I wrote this in one of my first tips on VT:

    Once you have seen a painting of Claude Lorrain you can't miss his works in any museum over the world.
    His paintings are so typical with ideal landscapes and a poetic rendering of light. His landscapes contain classical ruins, often a coastal scene with boats in a seaport. It are idealized harbour scenes flanked on one or both sides with palaces. Tall ships ride at anchor. Light, however, is the key feature of the seaport pictures. Its source is often a visible sun just above the horizon or sometimes hidden behind a vessel or building at dawn or at sunset; his paintings are illuminated by the orange, gold shining sun. Claude Lorrain for the first time in art used the sun as the means of illuminating a whole picture. This use of light from the sky above the horizon enforces the effect of recession in depth.
    In the 17th c. landscapes were a minor art in Italy (on the contrary of the Netherlands); prized subjects were religious or mythic scenes. To feed the need for noble themes Claude Lorrain included mythological or biblical personalities but they are small, almost lost in the landscape which was his main interest.

    On this special exhibition one can see 13 paintings and 78 drawings.

    Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 17 h; Sunday 12 - 17 h.
    Closed on Mondays, 25/12 and 1/01/2012.
    Price : Adults 12,- €, 6 - 17 yr 2,- €,

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    TEYLERS MUSEUM . III - Scientific instruments

    by breughel Updated Nov 28, 2011

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    This seemed to me the most interesting part of the museum (rooms 3 - 6). The collection of about 1200 instruments mainly from the 18th and 19th c. belongs mostly to physics.
    These instruments are not only witnesses of the scientific discoveries of these past centuries but the way they have been manufactured often from brass, glass and wood show the expertise and aesthetic sense of the craftsman who manufactured them accoding to the blueprints of the scientist.
    A large number of these instruments were used for experiments on electricity, especially static electricity.
    Amusing is the fact that in the 18th c. discoveries on optics and static electricity were used by magicians for their tricks. There was in that time a so called "physique amusante"; scientific experiments for family entertainment.

    Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 17 h (closed on Mondays), Sunday 12 - 17 h.
    Price : Adults 10,- €, 6 - 17 yr 2,- €, Museum Kaart free.

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    TEYLERS MUSEUM . I - Introduction.

    by breughel Updated Nov 28, 2011

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    A museum freak like me could not miss the oldest museum (1784) in the Netherlands open to the public.
    Pieter Tyler van der Hulst, active in the textile industry, was a representative of the "Enlightenment" and showed much interest for science and arts.
    The unusual combination of science and arts makes this museum so interesting. Furthermore the building, the exhibition rooms with their display cabinets, have been preserved like they were in the 19th.c. Remarkable is the "Oval room".
    Modern wings have been added to the museum.
    I will detail further the three main sections of the collections:
    1° The fossils and minerals.
    2° The scientific instruments
    3° Art works

    Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 17 h (closed on Mondays), Sunday 12 - 17 h.
    Price : Adults 10,- €, 6 - 17 yr 2,- €, Museum Kaart free.
    Photos allowed except in rooms 7 and 12.

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    Teylers Museum

    by ATLC Updated Aug 14, 2010

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    Welcome to the Teyler Museum, the Netherlands' oldest museum (1784). A visit to the Teyler Museum is a like voyage through time, a voyage of discovery in the world of art and science. A stroll through the museum takes you from drawings, prints and paintings to fossils and minerals, from scientific instuments to coins and medals. You will meet Diluvian Man and the Mosasaurus. If you are lucky, a drawing by Michelangelo or Rembrandt will be on display in the Printroom. With a little imagination, you may see sparks flying from the world's largest electrostatic generator. Unique to this museum is the historical presentation of its collections, largely unchanged since the late 18th and 19th centuries. As a whole, the building and the collections are a monument to two centuries of cultural history.

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    TEYLERS MUSEUM . IV - Paintings 19th c.

    by breughel Updated Jul 23, 2007

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    Strange enough this museum of sciences is also the oldest museum on Modern Dutch paintings. In 1830 started the exhibition of Dutch masters from that century.
    Rooms 9 - 10 show about one hundred paintings from the Dutch romantic and realist period and the Dutch impressionist schools of Den Haag and Amsterdam.
    The Dutch 19th c. has excellent painters not enough know outside the Netherlands. They were normally on view at the Rijksmuseum but with the works they have disappeared somewhere.
    I was therefore very pleased to see here at the Teylers museum a numbers of works I ignored.

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    TEYLERS MUSEUM . II - Fossils and minerals

    by breughel Written Jul 23, 2007

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    Rooms 1 and 2 show a collection of fossils in display cabinets of the 19th.c. It remembered my first visit to a museum when I was a kid. These rooms are a museum in the museum as well as the oval room with the minerals. I think most people visit them not for the content but for the internal architecture and furniture.
    The lightning of these rooms is natural; better don't visit in wintertime.

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    Teylers Museum

    by OlafS Written Jan 21, 2004

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    When Teylers Museum was opened in 1784, it was the first publicly accessible museum in the country. Architect of the building was L. Viervant, although the Austrian architect Chr. Ulrich was responsible for the facade. Inside this building among other things is a famous collection of Italian, French and Dutch drawings and prints.

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    Teylers museum: Holland's oldest museum

    by AMOQUE Updated Oct 7, 2003

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    Teylersmuseum is situated on a beautifull location

    This is the oldest public museum in the netherlands (1784).

    Everything that is exposed in this museum once belonged to the private collection of Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702-1778). He was a rich producer of sheets and silk from Haarlem. The museum has been named after him.

    The museum shows a beautifull collection of art and science objects for example: Minerals, fossiles, drawings, paintings, books, coins, science instruments.

    The exterior of the building looks very wealthy as you can see on the picture. The museum is surrounded by Dutch monumental houses and it's situated next to the river Spaarne. Nice location for a "photo stop".

    The interior is very nice as well, especially the "Ovale zaal".

    Entrance:
    -Adult : 5,50 euro
    -Groups (min. 20 pers) : 4,00 euro
    -5-18 years old : 1,00 euro
    -5 jaar years old : Free

    Guided tour:
    -Every sunday at 4.00pm there's a free* guided tour in Dutch language for individual vistitors.
    *excl. entrance
    -Guided tours in other languages are possible, but cost money.

    Open:
    *Tuesday till saturday : 10.00am - 5.00pm
    *Sun- and festive days:12.00pm - 5.00pm
    *Closed on the first christmas day and newyears day.

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    Teylers museum

    by MATIM Updated Sep 26, 2003

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    the museum is named after Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702-1778) he was a wealthy silk manufacturer.
    He had a great interest in art and science. He create on both of this issues a large collection, from the spirit that he can enrich mankind.
    In his wil he left all his money to a found that improve art and science.
    The foundation decide to build a museum to show the collection from Pieter Teyler.
    The Teyler museum is the oldest in the Netherlands.

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    TEYLERS MUSEUM

    by eden_teuling Updated May 24, 2003

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    This is the oldest Museum of the Netherlands !

    It is named after the 18th Century Manufacturer of fabric Pieter Teyler van der Hulst.

    He stated that after his death all he had would be used for Art and Science and the result was that in 1784 the first Museum, open to the public, was founded in The Netherlands.

    A visit to this special Museum is like travelling through millions of years coming to en end in the NOW AND HERE.

    There are numerous fossiles, minerals, drawings and paintings, coins and scientific machines.....and so much more...

    Unique is that not only its collections are world famous, but also the wonderful buildings.

    During the VT mdeeting in Haarlem 26th April 2003 we went to this great museum and I enjoyed it for the umpthieth time.....

    OPEN: Tuesdays through Saturdays 10AM - 5PM

    Sundays and festive days: noon - 5 PM

    You can't miss it when visiting Amsterdam: Haarlem is only 15-20 minutes by train.....

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    Teylers Museum

    by dila Written May 3, 2003

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    the teyler's museum is founded by Pieter Teyler van der Hulst in the end of the 18th century for art and science.
    paintings Rembrandt and Michelangelo.
    curiosities,scientific apparatus,fossils and minarals.

    Open
    Tuesday t/m saturday: 10.00 - 17.00 uur
    Sun- and festive days: 12.00 - 17.00 uur
    Closed on the first Christmasday and Newyearsday.

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    TEYLERS MUSEUM

    by RORRO72 Written Apr 13, 2003
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    Es el museo más antiguo del país (1778), llamado por el mercader filántropo Pieter Teyler van der Hulst. Es una colección ecléctica que comprende dibujos de artistas renacentistas italianos como Niguel Angel y Rafael y pinturas de las escuelas Francesa y Holandesa.
    La sorprendente Ovale Zaal contiene una muestra de especímenes de historia natural en elegantes vitrinas de vidrio distribuídas en dos galerías: por todos lados hay fósiles, cristales minerales y otros artículos, tales como máquina electrostática del siglo XVIII.

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    Teyler Museum

    by nighthawk Written Dec 9, 2002

    In 1784 Holland's first museum, the Teylers Museum, opened its doors on the banks of the Spaarne. Come and admire the architecture of the building which houses it, and be prepared to be impressed by its unique, multifaceted collection. And you should certainly visit the Frans Hals museum, with its intimate, secluded garden. Pause to contemplate the impressive "Schutterstukken" (paintings of the city's armed guards of honour) by the Haarlem master painter Frans Hals.

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    Go and visit the oldest museum...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Go and visit the oldest museum of the Netherlands, the Tylers Museum. The museum has a large collection of mineralstones, jewelstones, skeletons of ancient animals, scientific machines and paintings.
    The museum is open on sundays. When it rains in Haarlem or when you're bored, this is the place to be!

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