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Museon, Den Haag Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Travel

MuseonThere are plenty of great places to visit on a trip to The Hague but one place that often gets overlooked is Museon.

Museon is a museum (say that ten times fast!) located on the Stadhouderslaan.  Its neighbours include the Gemeentemuseum, the Fotomuseum and the Omniversum-IMAX theatre – meaning you can make a whole day out of visiting museums if you were really up for it.

Museon’s focus is a little hard to explain, but in their own words, “Museon aims at transferring knowledge about man and his relation with nature and culture and provides easily accessible information about topical themes and developments in science and society.”

What I can say is that Museon is a great place to visit with kids or if you are really just a big kid yourself.  The exhibits and programmes are highly interactive, i.e. there are loads of things to play with, try out and in general just have some fun.  The exhibition schedule is always changing, so it is best to check the website before going.

If playing games and learning how things work isn’t really your thing (or you lack children to bring along), then don’t discount Museon just yet.  The museum also provides events and exhibitions for adults.  Playing host to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is, in my opinion, one of the best.

“Now in its 48th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best nature photography.  The competition is owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth – the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine.” – Natural History Museum website

Whatever your reason for visiting, Museon comes highly rated and is likely to have you leaving with a smile on your face.  Have you ever been to Museon?

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