The museum is open again between 11:00 and 17:00 from Tuesday until Sunday. You no longer need to book in advance. Please see the Visitor Information page for details.
During European Heritage Days ('Open Monumentendagen') on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September, entry to the museum is free. Opening hours are from 10:00 on Saturday and 12:00 on Sunday. Please keep in mind that visitor numbers are still limited.

MUSEUM PAUL TETAR VAN ELVEN

Visit the home of a 19th century artist!

In the centre of Delft, on the Koornmarkt, stands the house of Paul Tetar van Elven (1823-1896). He was an artist, a drawing-master at the Polytechnic School (now the Technical University of Delft) and also a fervent collector of art, antiques, Delft blue pottery and porcelain from the Far East. In his will he left his house and its contents to be turned into a museum. The result is the only well-preserved, authentic example of a 19th century artist’s house in The Netherlands. The interior of the house breathes the presence of the former owner and the era in which he lived. Visitors feel like the artist and his wife are personally welcoming them into their lavishly-furnished drawing room!


In addition to the permanent collection, the Paul Tetar van Elven Museum regularly organises exhibitions and other activities. Current exhibition: Arie Wassenburg. Coming next: Thérèse Schwartze.

COMING SOON
Exhibition Thérèse Schwartze

In her time, Thérèse Schwartze (1851-1918) was one of very few women who earned a living as a professional artist. She was a celebrated portrait painter of royalty and of affluent Amsterdam families.


The exhibition will run from November 7th 2021 to February 27th 2022 in the Paul Tetar van Elven Museum. The exhibited works have been lent by museums and private collections.


Recently, the Dutch television programme Nieuwsuur ran a feature on female artists. One of the featured paintings was the work below by Thérèse Schwartze: “Woman with Sunflowers” (from the Drenthe Museum).

EXTENDED
Arie Wassenburg Exhibition


The exhibition “Arie Wassenburg, Prince of Delft painters” has been extended until October 10th 2021. The museum is grateful to the (more than 40) owners who have given permission for us to keep the paintings for an extended period, so that more people have the opportunity to view them.