Rjiksmuseum, Leiden

Visited on 8th of January 2017

The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden is the national archaeological museum of the Nimg_3864etherlands. It is located in Leiden. The Museum grew out of the collection of Leiden University and still closely co-operates with its Faculty of Archaeology. The museum calls itself the national centre for archaeology, and focuses on ancient Egypt, the ancient Near East, the classical world of Greece, Etruria and Rome and the early (prehistoric, Roman and Medieval) Netherlands.

Address: Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden, Netherlands

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm Closed Mondays

Telephone: +31 71 516 3163

Website: http://www.rmo.nl/?gclid=CPbYrO-0j9ICFYeVGwodIrUEQQ

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The museum has a larger reception area which contains an Egyptian Temple and two giant sarcophagi guarding the entrance!

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There are cloakrooms with lockers (1 & 2 euro coins required which you get back)

Adult tickets € 12.50 (Children € 4)

There is a museum shop and cafe area: http://www.rmo.nl/bezoek/museumshop

The exhibition Queens of the Nile , the new Egypt-rooms and the permanent exhibition have audio tours available for € 2 at the box office. For children there are separate audio tours made in the new Egypt-rooms.

The Egyptian Rooms

The National Museum of Antiquities has opened the new permanent exhibition of its Egyptian collection, which ranks among the ten most important Egyptian collections in the world. More than 1,400 objects are on display in the redesigned Egyptian galleries, which cover the entire ground floor.

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To see all photos please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127735911@N08/albums/72157678748907650

The Queens of the Nile Exhibition runs until April 2017 to see my post visit:

 

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