Frequently Asked Questions

What are the opening hours of the museum?

View the visitor information page for opening hours and access.

Is the museum easy to get to?

Museum Volkenkunde is a few minutes’ walk from Leiden Central Station; various parking facilities are available in the vicinity. View the visitor information page for further information.

Is the museum accessible by wheelchair or mobility scooter?

The museum is easily accessible to visitors with physical disabilities, a companion ticket is free of charge. If you telephone to the museum on the day of your visit, you can park your car inside the museum gates.

What’s on show at this moment?

The current exhibitions at Museum Volkenkunde are described on the exhibition page.

May I take photographs in the museum?

Flash photography is not permitted. Photographs taken without flash may serve non-commercial purposes only. For matters concerning commercial photography, please contact the PR department.

Is it possible to hire a room for a meeting or party?

View the venue booking page for a complete list of the various possibilities.

How do I acquire press information?

Press releases, press photographs and other information are available on the press page.

Can I look into the collection of the museum digitally?

Museum Volkenkunde is known throughout the world for its well described museum objects which can be viewed in our digital catalogue.

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