2 Schoenmakersperk, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
www.natuurmuseumfryslan.nl - 058 233 2244
Natuurmuseum Fryslân Leeuwarden Reviews
Natuurmuseum Fryslân Sep 04, 2010
The Natuurmuseum Fryslân is mainly about animals and nature in the province of Friesland. The building consists of a few permanent exhibitions and one or two that change.
The temporary exhibition was about owls when I visited. I found the information given very broad, detailed and easy to understand. You could read about the different kind of owls in Friesland, population numbers, the food they eat and their enemies. There were some interactive screens and boards which I thought were very nice. Furthermore, some stuffed owls were displayed.
The permanent exhibition in the basement is called Friesland under water. It is a fun space that is made to look like you're walking under a ditch.
On the ground floor the temporary exhibition is based. There is also an open studio. Here, you can see the taxidermist at work.
Moreover, a small classroom and guardian room are displayed, as a reminder that the building used to be an orphanage.
On the first floor there are five exhibition rooms. The two most interesting ones are the Whale room and Captain Severein room.
In the Whale room an actual whale, which was found on the Wadden island Ameland, is displayed. You can also find the skeletons of dolphins here.
The Captain Severein room is filled with animals that the Captain took home with him. I found this room a bit scary, because the room is filled with stuffed animals such as alligators and snakes.
The second floor consists of an information center and library, which you can visit with permission. For children, there is a room called The Dragon, which they can visit under supervision and where they will go on an adventure.
I had an informative afternoon when I was here. My favorite rooms were the temporary exhibition and the Whale room.
The entrance fee is not that high (6 euros for adults), so if you are in the neighborhood, have a free hour and interested in this topic, I would recommend this museum to you.
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