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 is a natural history museum at Museumpark in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The museum is located in the Villa Dijkzigt, dating from 1852 and extended in 1995 with a modern glazed pavilion which was designed by the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat. Villa Dijkzigt was originally built by J. F. Metzelaar for the Van Hoboken family.

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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