Teylers Museum opened its doors to public in 1784. Pieter Teyler van der Hulst had passed away a few years earlier and had left his art collection to a foundation to promote art and science. The first and oldest museum of Holland hasn’t changed much since and the artifacts from the 18th century are still unique.
Fossils, minerals, physical instruments, coins, medals and many paintings, drawings and prints by artist like Rembrandt and Michelangelo can be found at the museum. You might think it’s an unusual combination, but keep in mind that this is Holland’s oldest museum. Back in those days, science was also considered a form of art. The principles of the enlightenment had only just been shaped.
Back in Time
The Teylers Museum takes you back in time. The large and diverse collection is absolutely worth your while. After a morning in the museum, you’ll need the rest of the day to process all the beautiful art works and surprising scientific objects.