The museum features a permanent exhibit about the history of the city of Haarlem, as well as a regularly changing programme of temporary exhibitions highlighting artists from the Haarlem community or exhibitions about remarkable things about the city. You can start your visit with a film about the city of Haarlem as you overlook a model of the city that lights up to show you different places of historical interest.
The building the museum is located in also has a rich and diverse history, much like Haarlem itself. Originally, the building housed The St. Elisabeth Gasthuis, a hospital founded by an unknown Maecenas, dating back to 1597. Subsequently, the building had several other lives, including as the Haarlem Jazz Club before becoming Haarlem Museum in 1990.
|Museum Haarlem provides an environment where curiosity and creativity flourish. Educational and fun workshops for children are regularly organized. In the museum the kids can experience how life must have been as an orphan in Haarlem. In the Orphan Room they can dress up in period clothing of the time and even climb into a period bed!|
Museum shop and café
|Don’t forget to complete your day with a relaxing visit to the Museum's shop and café “Het Gasthuis”.|
The museum is completely accessible for wheel chair users.
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