in short

Museon is a great popular science museum. The exhibitions and activities are all about our planet. From October 2016, we welcome everybody to the new exhibition ONE PLANET!
Museon in Den Haag
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in detail

Museon hosts educational and attractive exhibitions and programmes to communicate with a broad audience. Museon aims at transferring knowledge about man and his relation with nature and culture and provides easily accessible information about topical themes and developments in science and society.
The location marked out for the location of the museum was part of a district where pre-WWII architects and urban developers had been devoting a great deal of thought to measurements, rhythm and materials. Rotterdam architect Wim G. Quist, also known as the museum builder in the Netherlands, was commissioned to build Museon next to the Municipal Museum (designed by Berlage) in a modern style that would match the Berlage concept. Quist succeeded in bringing the construction of the new museum in line with the building of his famous predecessor.

The layout of the museum consists of two intertwining squares. The ground floor houses the temporary exhibition room in the area between the two voids. On the first floor surrounding the voids are the rooms that house the permanent exhibitions and classrooms. The museum has an airy feel, and nowhere is there the impression of being locked in. Every room offers a view of a larger part of the exhibition, allowing visitors to wander between the various areas.

The building is characterised by its wall-like columns that support the floors. 2.20 metres wide and 0.30 metres thick, they flange towards the ceiling. Although the positioning of these columns might seem random, they are in fact arranged in a regular pattern of diamonds and squares. The columns are grey, unfinished concrete. The columns’ positioning marks out the layout of the exhibitions in a natural manner. With its dimensions and brick colour inspired by Berlage, Quist designed a building that does justice to Berlage’s Municipal Museum.

Adults 6,00 EUR / Concessions available
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Visitor entrance

Stadhouderslaan 37
2517 HV The Hague
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Opening Times

11:00 - 17:00
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during Dutch school holidays open also on Mondays - The exhibition portal for Europe