Temporary closure of Museum Boerhaave due to renovation

In 2016 Museum Boerhaave will be temporarily closed due to essential maintenance work to be carried out on its listed buildings and the installation of a state-of-the-art climate control system. In addition, the museum will be working on an entirely new presentation of its world-famous objects, which belong to what The Times described as ‘one of the most important scientific and medical history collections in the world’. 

Meanwhile educational programmes for schools will continue as scheduled, as will lectures, special events, and visits to the library. 

Museum Boerhaave will re-open in november 2017, when visitors will be offered a brand new permanent display full of stories dealing with what science is all about: curiosity, boldness, creativity and stamina. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to welcome you again in 2017! 

Museum Boerhaave is the National Museum for the History of Science and Medicine.  The aim of the museum is to raise public awareness of the importance of science for daily life. To this end Museum Boerhaave seeks to engage a wide audience in its unique collection, which tells the story of five centuries of innovation in the Netherlands. 

Museum Boerhaave is constantly looking to reflect current trends and events in its programme of activities.