Became the one of the oldest museums in the wolrd make this museum is worth to be visited. It features many collectuons and exhibitions that will surprise the visitors. The 19th century collections from Blomhoff, Fscher and Siebold are the highlight of this museum. Moreover, the strategic location which is only short walk from Leiden's Central Train Station gives a special value for the museum.
Things to do at National Museum of Ethnology
1. National Museum of Ethnology tours
Join this tour might be the first thing to do at National Museum of Ethnology. By taking the National Museum of Ethnology tours, you will discover the artistic treasure complete with the explanation by the qualified guide. The tours are required up to 15 persons per group included children. Besides hunting the collection, you can enjoy music and dance workshop in this museum. If you are interesting to join the National Museum of Ethnology tours, please make your reservation in advance.
2. Ethnological Exhibition
Visiting this oldest museum will feel incomplete without visit the Ethnological Exhibition. This is a must thing to do at National Museum of Ethnology. Ethnological Exhibition presents the peramnent and temporary collections of this museum. The permanent collections are included Asian's Culture, Oriental Art and paintings. You can find the Leiden plate, Maya culture and also the Terracota Warriors from China. National Museum of Ethnology has many things that will make you excited.
3. National Museum of Ethnology 19th collections
This museum is also famoous for its well-documented collection. The 19th century collections take more attention from visitors. The 19th century collections which were made by Blomhoff, Fischer and Siebold are presented the Japanese object, , household goods, prints and artefacts - the time when Japan was still closed from the world. National Musem of Ethnology has various collection that can be a reason to visit this museum again and again.
How to Get Tickets?
Entrance tickets of this museum can be purchased online or near the National Museum of Ethnology. Tickets price are divided into some categories: 4-18/€6.00, 19 and over/€14.00, CJP Pass/€7.00 and Student/€6.00.Children under 3 years old are free and if you are happen to have a museum card, you can visit this museum free.
How To Get Around?
It's easy to get around this museum. The best thing to do at National Museum of Ethnology to get around the area is taking a lovely walk and visit the other attraction. Molenmuseum de Valk and Japanmuseum SieboldHuis are closed to this museum.
What Should I Wear?
Since there is no dress code, wearing clothes depend on the weather condition in Leiden is the best thing to do at National Museum of Ethnology.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit it from Tuesday to Saturday and do the all things to do at National Museum of Ethnology. This museum is opened from 10 am to 5 pm.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, this museum is easy to find and you can do all the things to do at National Museum of Ethnology on your own. This museum is closed to Hortus Botanicus Gardens and Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, so it's easy for you to find this museum and explore Leiden without a guide.
How To Get There?
Getting into National Museum of Ethnology is easy. If you are visiting Leiden by train, you can take a short walk from Leiden's Central Train Station to reach this museum.
During the school holiday, National Museum of Ethnology is opened on Monday.