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Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam.

The ancient civilisations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria and the Roman Empire are revived in this museum. Art-objects and utensils, dating from 4000 B.C. till 500 A.D. give a good impression of everyday-life, mythology and religion in Antiquity. There are also several scale models of ancient temples and buildings. In the ancient Egypt department there is a room dedicated to death with mummies, sarcophagi and a film showing the process of mummification. Our so-called plaster-cast-attic, only to be visited with a guided tour, shows copies of world-famous Roman and Greek statues.

Every year two or three temporary exhibitions are organised. Check our website for more information.

The mission of the Allard Pierson Museum – as a University museum and in cooperation with the Department of Mediterranean Archaeology – is to make the Mediterranean Antiquity accessible for scholarly purposes (for Academic and other training and research) as well as for a broad audience with special attention for youths. The museum is displaying original antiquities and other objects as one of the sources of Western tradition to put the present in a culture-historical perspective by means of insight in and understanding of the past.

The museum has a specific and essential place in the cultural environment of the city of Amsterdam. It aims at being a relaxing place, and a stimulating and inspiring surrounding for visitors and staff.
Source: Allard Pierson Museum

Opening Times

Tuesday – Friday: 10.00 – 17.00 hrs.
Saturday – Sunday: 13.00 – 17.00 hrs.
Monday: Closed

The museum is also closed on the first of January, Easter Sunday, 30th of April (Queen’s Day), Whit Sunday, Christmas Day.

Address and Contact Information

Allard Pierson Museum
Oude Turfmarkt 127 (Map)
1012 GC Amsterdam Phone: 020 525 2556

Website: Allard Pierson Museum
Email: allard.pierson.museum@uva.nl

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