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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: Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. FROM FEBRUARY, 2016, THE MUSEUM WILL NO LONGER BE OPEN ON WEDNESDAYS. The open days will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
. 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.

The museum is small. For group visits and special arrangements, please write or call. To open the museum outside normal hours a fee of 250 Euros is added to the entrance costs. Mondays and Tuesdays are not available.

Entry: 5 Euros
Children six and under, free. Students, free, but there is a tuition charge of 5 Euros.


Mailing address: Albertine Agnesstraat 80, 2316 EV, Leiden
Telephone [from USA]: 001-31-71-5122413
Telephone [in Netherlands]: 071-5122413
Email address: director@leidenamericanpilgrimmuseum.org

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