Check out below what there is to see and do in Leiden and at our other locations: Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam), Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal), Wereldmuseum (Rotterdam). Our research institute RCMC (Research Center for Material Culture) organizes events at various locations.
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Experience the art of giving in this interactive and colorful exhibition.
World Press Photo: Seen through the lens of
See the work of 16 talented photographers from the African Photojournalism Database.
A whole new world opens for you. Book a tour through Sabi Suriname.
Things That Matter
About objects of great personal significance, that are closely related to major social issues of today.
Awesome, contemporary, critical, trendy, revolutionary, arty, powerful, inspiring. Africa is all of this, and more!
The World Museum’s collection in a contemporary context. About cultural dynamism, movement and innovation.
What's the Story
About the colonial history of the museum, the world-famous collection and the architecture of the building.
How do you celebrate?
Visit the cheery family venue Festivities! Worldwide
Our Colonial Heritage
The exhibition shows how colonialism shaped the world of today, and how people endured colonialism. Learn how people tried to create their own lives, rebelled and remained in charge. Are you open to a multivoiced perspective?
Having a birthday soon? Invite all your friends for a children’s party in the museum!
We have more to show! Because the website is set to English we cannot show you the full programme, as some of our activities are only available in Dutch. Switch to Dutch to view everything we have to offer.