Welcome to Museum Volkenkunde!

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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Where
What
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dierenacademie-campagnebeeld
Exhibition
Now on display

Animal Academy

The exciting new family exhibition of 2022 Link
First Americans
Exhibition
Until 02-07-2023

First Americans

Impressive expo about the experiences, resilience and creativity of the indigenous people of North America. Link
Things that matter
Exhibition
Permanent expo

Things That Matter

About objects of great personal significance, that are closely related to major social issues of today. Link
Africa Now
Exhibition
Permanent expo

Africa Inspires

Awesome, contemporary, critical, trendy, revolutionary, arty, powerful, inspiring. Africa is all of this, and more! Link
Kruispunt, Rotterdam
Exhibition
Permanent expo

Kruispunt Rotterdam

The World Museum’s collection in a contemporary context. About cultural dynamism, movement and innovation. Link
feest-wereldwijd
Special
Continuous

How do you celebrate?

Visit the cheery family venue Festivities! Worldwide Link
Maquette
Exhibition
Permanent expo

What's the Story

About the colonial history of the museum, the world-famous collection and the architecture of the building. Link
Our Colonial Inheritance banner
Exhibition
New expo

Our Colonial Inheritance

The exhibition shows how colonialism shaped the world of today, and how people endured colonialism. Link
Verjaardag - Afrika Museum - Berg en Dal
Children's party
On request

Birthday party

Having a birthday soon? Invite all your friends for a children’s party in the museum! Link
rondleiding
Tour
On request

Guided tours

Want to know more? Book a guided tour. Link
Rondleiding ZieZo Marokko NGT
Tour
On request

Tropenmuseum and International Sign Language

The Tropenmuseum wants to be accessible to as many people as possible Link
kinderfeestje museum
Children's party
On request

Celebrate your birthday in the Tropenmuseum

Is it your birthday soon? Have a children's party in the museum! Link
keiga-scherm
Online
Special
Also online

Deshima Experience

After restoration, the Kawahara Keiga folding screen can be seen again. In the museum and at home. Link
Rondleidingen - Museum Volkenkunde
Tour
On request

Guided tours

Let the museum objects come to life with a special guided tour. Link
Japan en Korea - Museum Volkenkunde
Exhibition
Permanent expo

Japan and Korea

Lacquer work and a series of unique prints offer an insight into the long history that the Netherlands shares with Japan Link
China - Museum Volkenkunde
Exhibition
Permanent expo

China

Get to know the ‘centre of the world’ as the Chinese call their country. Link

Want to see more activities?

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.