MUSEUM VOLKENKUNDE

Museum Volkenkunde is the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden. It has housed in the former university hospital since 1935, a monumental complex in the portfolio of the RGD. The museum originated from the Rijks Ethnographic Museum in Leiden which opened in 1837. King William I had given scholars the task of collecting collections in countries like China, Indonesia and Japan. The physician Philipp Franz von Siebold has collected many Japanese objects around 1825. Until 2005 it was called the Museum of Ethnology.

Address
Museum Volkenkunde
Steenstraat 1
2312 BS Leiden
+31 (0)71 516 8800
www.volkenkunde.nl

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.00 am – 05.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am – 05.00 pm
Thursday 10.00 am – 05.00 pm
Friday 10.00 am – 05.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am – 05.00 pm
Sunday 10.00 am – 05.00 pm

* Additional openings: 18 & 25 February, 29 April, Mondays in July and August, 14 & 21 October 23 & 30 December.
* Closed on 1 January, 30 April, 3 October and 25 December

Admission fees
Regular €11,-
Ages 4-12 €5,-
ages 13-18, CJP and 65+, Groups of 10 or more €8,-
Students University of Leiden Free
Museumkaart Free

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