Father and child looking at Miffy in Miffy museum Utrecht
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The Miffy Museum

The interior, toys and play materials at the Miffy Museum are specially designed for families with young children. At the museum, young children discover their world while they play. The Miffy Museum is a series of miniature worlds inspired by Dick Bruna’s picture books.

  • The Miffy Museum enables young children to discover their world while they play.
  • The moment they enter the museum, children are immersed in Miffy’s happy little world, which starts with her house.
Oudegracht 167
3511AL Utrecht
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Miffy is the main character in 32 of the 124 little picture books published by Dick Bruna (Utrecht, 1927). In the stories, Miffy actively explores the world around her, often together with her family and friends. Children immediately relate to the characters created by Dick Bruna and the adventures they go on. Dick Bruna deliberately creates a world that children can fill with their own imagination. This is a key part of the philosophy behind the Miffy Museum.

A miniature world

The rooms at the Miffy Museum are each dedicated to a different subject. The miniature worlds created in these rooms include Miffy’s house and familiar everyday experiences such as going to the doctor and going to the zoo.

In the zoo at the Miffy Museum you can play with all of the animals no matter whether they’re wild or tame. Teach the parrots to talk and see if you can find the mice hiding in the wild animal enclosures.

When you go to the doctor, the doctor examines your eyes and ears. Or, since Boris Bear isn’t feeling very well, you can be the doctor and make Boris Bear feel better again. At Miffy’s house you can bake a cake in the kitchen, mow the lawn in the back garden and put Miffy to bed. Sweet dreams Miffy! What an unforgettable adventure!

Dick Bruna

For those who are primarily interested in the life and work of Dick Bruna, opposite the Miffy Museum there is the Centraal Museum. On 19 September 2015 Dick Bruna’s original studio opened as a permanent exhibit at the Centraal Museum. The reconstructed studio serves as a showcase for a changing selection of works from his rich oeuvre, which has been placed with the Centraal Museum on long-term loan. So Utrecht is the city for people of all ages who love Miffy and her creator Dick Bruna.

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