Natural History Museum Rotterdam

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Natural History Museum Rotterdam
Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam
Exterior view of the museum building
The museum is located in Villa Dijkzigt
Natural History Museum Rotterdam is located in Rotterdam
Natural History Museum Rotterdam
Location in Rotterdam
Established 1927[1]
Location Westzeedijk 345[2]
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coordinates 51°54′39″N 4°28′21″E / 51.9108°N 4.4725°E / 51.9108; 4.4725Coordinates: 51°54′39″N 4°28′21″E / 51.9108°N 4.4725°E / 51.9108; 4.4725
Type Natural history museum
Collection size 390,000 objects[3]
Visitors 37,814 (2012)[4]
Director Jelle Reumer[5]
Curator Kees Moeliker[5]
Public transit access Kievitslaan (tram line 8)[2]
Museumpark (tram line 20)[2]
Website www.hetnatuurhistorisch.nl

The Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam (Dutch pronunciation: [naːˈtyrɦɪsˌtʊːris myˈzeːjʏm ˌrɔtərˈdɑm]; English: Natural History Museum Rotterdam) is a natural history museum in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It is located in Villa Dijkzigt at the Museumpark, close to the Kunsthal and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

The villa dates from 1852 and was originally built by J. F. Metzelaar for the Van Hoboken family. In 1995 it was extended with a modern glazed pavilion which was designed by the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat.

The museum includes a shop and a library.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Geschiedenis in het kort, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam. Retrieved on 2013-06-19.
  2. ^ a b c (Dutch) Adres, route, parkeren, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam. Retrieved on 2013-06-19.
  3. ^ (Dutch) Over de collectie, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam. Retrieved on 2013-06-19.
  4. ^ (Dutch) Bijna 38.000 bezoekers in 2012, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, 2013. Retrieved on 2013-06-19.
  5. ^ a b (Dutch) Organisatie, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam. Retrieved on 2013-06-19.

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