Teylers Museum

The first and oldest museum in the Netherlands, open to the public since 1784.

Teylers Museum is the Netherlands' first and oldest museum, open to the public since 1784. Unique to this museum is the historical presentation of its collections, largely unchanged since the late 18th and 19th centuries. The museum displays an eclectic collection of fossils (among which the first ever discovered, if not recognised, of Archaeopteryx - 'first bird'), minerals, scientific instruments, medals, coins, and paintings.

Teylers museum is named after Pieter Teyler van der Hulst (1702-1778) a rich Haarlem silk maker and banker. As a true exponent of the Enlightenment, he was greatly interested in the power of the arts and sciences to enrich society. In his Will, he laid down that his wealth should be invested in a foundation that would promote his ideals.

 

ESTABLISHED

1778

DIRECTOR

Marjan Scharloo

Location

Haarlem, The Netherlands

ONSITE VISITS

116,000 (2013)

ONLINE VISITS

264,000 (2014)

FACEBOOK FANS

4,500+

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

22,800+

Team

INTK, collaborators and freelancers responsible for projects developed with the Teylers Museum.

Rui Guerra

INTK co-founder and strategist

Janique Smeets

Online communication specialist at INTK

André Gonçalves

Software engineer at INTK

Fransje Pansters

Fransje Pansters

Online Media at Teylers Museum

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