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Leiden American Pilgrim Museum - Visitor Information

The Leiden American Pilgrim Museum in the Beschuitsteeg, in front of the Hooglandsekerk.

Like stepping into a painting.

Pilgrim books illuminate the past.

Located in a beautifully preserved house built ca 1365-1370 near the clock tower of the Hooglandskerk, the Leiden American Pilgrim museum tells the stories of the founders of New England, the Pilgrims. Furnishings from Pilgrim times show aspects of daily life, while events involving the Pilgrims themselves are illustrated with a remarkable collection of sixteenth and seventeenth-century maps and engravings by such artists as Gerard Mercator, Adrian van de Venne, Adriaen van Ostade, and Jacques de Gheyn.

For an impression of what is to be seen in the museum look at the Illustrated Essays section of this website. All the images there are of objects from the Museum's collection.

Visitors’ reviews of the museum can be found on the TripAdvisor site.

The museum's Facebook page provides a changing focus on museum topics, with online conversations through comments.


Museum address: Beschuitsteeg 9, Leiden.

Open: The museum is normally open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Closed January 1, Good Friday, Konings Dag, October 3, December 24, Christmas, December 26, and December 31.
The museum closes at 4 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

NEW OPENING INFORMATION RELATED TO COVID-19 MEASURES: The museum is small. In accordance with government and Museum Association guidelines, our space is sufficient only for two adult visitors at a time, or two adults with up to three children under 18. Time slots must therefore be reserved. Pre-booking and pre-payment are required. For information how to proceed, go to: https://pilgrim-museum.sollidd.com/ where you can find available time slots and read how to book and pay. We'll be happy to accomodate you if possible.

Entry: Adults: 5.50 Euros plus 1 Euro (service cost); children 6-18: 3.00 Euros plus 1 Euro (service cost); Family of 2 adults with maximum 3 children: 16 Euros plus 1 Euro (service cost).


Mailing address: Albertine Agnesstraat 80, 2316 EV, Leiden
Telephone [from USA]: 001-31-627264651
Telephone [in Netherlands]: 071-627264651
Email address: director@leidenamericanpilgrimmuseum.org

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