Wereldmuseum Leiden, a national museum, has been housed since 1935 in the former Leiden academic hospital, a 19th-century monumental complex of buildings. The museum originated from the Rijks Ethnographisch Museum which was opened in 1837 and is one of the oldest ethnological museums in the world. The museum manages more than 240,000 artifacts and 500,000 audiovisual resources from around the world. Leading scientific research, high-profile public programs and many international collaboration projects make the museum one of the most important European centers of expertise in the field of global cultures. The permanent exhibition shows the best from the collections of Africa, Asia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, North, Central and South America, Oceania and the Polar Regions. In addition, there is a varying range of temporary exhibitions.

The museum rents out…

Wereldmuseum Leiden, a national museum, has been housed since 1935 in the former Leiden academic hospital, a 19th-century monumental complex of buildings. The museum originated from the Rijks Ethnographisch Museum which was opened in 1837 and is one of the oldest ethnological museums in the world. The museum manages more than 240,000 artifacts and 500,000 audiovisual resources from around the world. Leading scientific research, high-profile public programs and many international collaboration projects make the museum one of the most important European centers of expertise in the field of global cultures. The permanent exhibition shows the best from the collections of Africa, Asia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, North, Central and South America, Oceania and the Polar Regions. In addition, there is a varying range of temporary exhibitions.

The museum rents out various spaces for both small and large groups. Meetings, workshops, conferences, parties, or presentations between the Buddhas, African Dogon masks or Inca statues leave an unforgettable impression on the visitors.

A tour of the museum, a workshop or a demonstration turns a meeting into an unforgettable trip around the world. All catering wishes can be discussed. It is also possible to rent the museum in the evenings.

There are three rooms available, the Grote Zaal (max. 175 people), the Centrale Hal (max. 300 people) and the Pavilion (Paviljoenzaal max. 50 people, Paviljoenkamer max. 12 people), with beamer, screen and flipchart. The Pavilion is the old home for patients with contagious diseases. It is hidden behind the museum building in the museum garden with a beautiful view of the historic Morspoort and the Morssingel. It is possible to involve the beautiful outdoor area of ​​the museum, which borders the water of the Morssingel on two sides, in events.

Museum Volkenkunde is a five-minute walk from Leiden Central Station and close to the A44. The Morspoort parking garage is a stone's throw away.

Opening times

  • The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. During the national school holidays for all regions, the museum is also open on Mondays.

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