Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden

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Museum Volkenkunde – the National Museum of Ethnology – is a museum about people housed in a historic building just five minutes’ walk from Leiden’s central station. A huge totem pole greets visitors as they enter the museum through the garden. Museum Volkenkunde presents regularly changing exhibitions and its permanent display features objects from eight different cultural regions. Objects that all have a story to tell about humankind.

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Museum Volkenkunde is een museum over mensen, gevestigd in een monumentaal gebouw aan de Singel, op vijf minuten loopafstand van station Leiden-Centraal. Bezoekers bereiken het museum via de tuin, waarin de metershoge totempaal hen welkom heet. Het museum presenteert regelmatig wisselende exposities en toont in de vaste tentoonstelling objecten uit acht cultuurgebieden.
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  • Nice location.. There is always something to experience especially with older children. . A curator has guided us around a beautiful fairy tale told about Mexico. . we still danced.. Lunch room and study room perfect!! ☺
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  • The exhibition design is smart and great anyway. I was looking forward to the Indonesian exhibition, but the spiritual impression was strong, and the demonstration in the hall was similar. I had a feeling that this is what the European world is now looking for in ethnology.
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  • Excellent museum with collections from all around the world. The kid section could be improve or even integrate a more dynamic sections for them. Nonetheless, it is a very nice museum and a ‘must see’ if you go to Leiden.
  • Great collection. You can easily spend an entire afternoon here. Also try the (non alcoholic) ginger beer in the restaurant.
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