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“Very childfriendly museum”

Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Hoorn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Het Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw in Hoorn vertelt aan de hand van honderden voorwerpen en tientallen interieurs het leven in de vorige eeuw. Hoe woonden onze (groot)ouders? Met welk speelgoed speelden kinderen? Wat voor winkels waren er? Hoe werd gekookt? Wat deed men in de vrije tijd? Wat was er op radio of televisie te beleven? Op dit soort vragen krijg je in dit nostalgische museum antwoorden. Er is immers heel veel veranderd in de afgelopen honderd jaar, thuis, op het werk, op school, in winkels. Neem een duik in je eigen verleden en dat van je (groot)ouders en verbaas je over de vele ontwikkelingen. Tentoonstellingen Het Museum toont in een groot aantal vaste opstellingen de vele ontwikkelingen in de twintigste eeuw, maar heeft in drie zalen ook steeds wisselende exposities. Zo is er steeds iets nieuws te ontdekken. Op deze site treft u het meest actuele aanbod van activiteiten en tentoonstellingen aan. U kunt zich ook abonneren op de digitale Nieuwsbrief en zo op de hoogte blijven. De exposities gaan over zeer uiteenlopende onderwerpen en spreken vaak ook een breed publiek aan. Oude gevangenis Het Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw is gevestigd in een oude gevangenis op het prachtige Oostereiland bij de mooie haven van Hoorn. Daar beschikt het museum over een ruime MuseumShop, een ruimte voor de Educatieve Dienst waar o.A. Schoolklassen ontvangen kunnen worden, een voor publiek gesloten Depot en een Open Depot waar het publiek zelf kan zien wat er zoal wordt verzameld en beheerd.
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I travel with my family, which includes two children (age 8 and 10). This museum was over our expectations. They had a Star Wars exhibition (also the permanent exhibition is very nice) and it is one of the best and most child friendly exhibitions I have ever visited. Our kids (and we adults too) loved it! What made it so good was that the children did not just have to look at things, but could try different Star Wars costumes, play with toys and participate in the exhibition. Absolutely worth a visit. If you want to see the Star Wars exhibition you need to hurry, because it ends in October. However, if they put as much thought into the next exhibition as they did in the Star Wars exhibition I am sure it will also be worth to experience.

As already mentioned the permanent exhibition was also very nice. The children loved the part with old toys and we adult liked the part with rooms from different time periods.

The museum has a quite ok museum shop and a cafeteria. The toilets are clean. And… very importantly... the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank Karppen
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I liked the museum, but it was a short trip...that for €9,- is too much. One free coffe/tea or lemonade per person. They sell muffins and a cheese or sausage puffy paste roll and ice cream.....a typical thing is sering dutch people bringing their own lunch (???), but if you don't sell something like a sandwich that's what you get. I think alot is done by volenteers. There was an expo if star wars which was also very small. For me i would have been worth €5,- without the coffe/tea/lemonade. Get a good coffeemachine and sell nice coffees. I found it mire visiting an expo then a museum.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is in a wonderful location in the Barbour at Hoorn. The collection of artifacts is huge and very poignant as it relates so well to the childhood I remember.
I wish the information was also in English. I read Dutch and found it very interesting but know other non Dutch speakers would struggle.
The staff are wonderful. They are warm and friendly. It has a nice cafe too.

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Museum20thCentury, General Manager at Museum van de Twintigste Eeuw, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thanks! We do have a free audiotour in English and German!

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

For most adults this will be a trip down memory lane. You might see things your parents had (and you inherited). Very nice. The star wars temporary exhibit was 'so so'.

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very nice museum, up to date, also nice for kids. Parking is a bit of a problem when it is raining. But that is quickly forgotten inside the museum.

Thank Caroline S
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