Please note! The museum opening hours were extended during the Therese Schwartze exhibition. Now this exhibition has ended we are returning to our normal opening hours: 13.00 - 17.00.
Recently the museum has organised a portrait competition. The entries will be on display shortly in the museum, and a selection of the entries is already on the website.
Workshops for children are held regularly in the museum. Have a look at photos of Sterre, Laurie and Sophie at work during a recent workshop.
The project "Tetar Unlimited" started recently, with the aim of making the museum more accessible for people with a visual impairment. Part of this project is the new section "Accessibility" ("toegankelijkheid" - in Dutch only) on the website.
New - a combi-ticket to visit both museums Paul Tetar van Elven and Lambert van Meerten for a reduced price.
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.
While you are visiting the museum-house of Paul Tetar van Elven, why not also visit the home of his contemporary, Lambert van Meerten? Van Meerten, a successful industrialist, was an avid collector of art and artefacts, as was Tetar van Elven. Van Meerten had an imposing house built for him on the Oude Delft to house his collection of furniture, archeological fragments and Delftware.
A visit to the van Meerten house feels like a visit to its one-time occupants, Lambert and his sister Dina. Sit behind Lambert's desk, and then take a look inside his hidden strong-room. Or, drink a cup of tea in Dina's sitting room and even add a couple of stitches to her embroidery work. In other words, make yourself at home!
The Combi-ticket can be purchased at both museums, or online at the Museumhuis van Meerten website. Address of the van Meerten Museum: Oude Delft 199, 2611 HD Delft.
You can visit the two museums on the same day, or on different days.
Price without museum pass (museumjaarkaart) €14.50 (usual price €17.50). Price with museum pass €6 (usual price €8).