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Address: Koornmarkt 67, 2611 EC Delft, The Netherlands
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Beautiful house and an interesting story

This museum is one of the fine canal houses in Delft and illustrates the life of Paul Tetar Van Elven, a 19th Century painter, art dealer and collector, who financed his affluent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
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Suffolk, United Kingdom

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This museum is one of the fine canal houses in Delft and illustrates the life of Paul Tetar Van Elven, a 19th Century painter, art dealer and collector, who financed his affluent lifestyle through investment in the railways. Van Elven was an accomplished copyist, who was commissioned to produce legitimate copies (not forgeries intended to defraud) of famous paintings. Many... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Relatively small museum with rooms decorated with paintings and furniture from the time. The rooms are very busy (full with stuff). It is a pity that the museum has limited opening times (Tuesday-Sunday 13-17; closed in the morning and on Monday). The staff is friendly and willing to tell a story. They could be just a tad better organized.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I visited on open monument day and had free entry, and I'm glad I checked it out after riding past it so many times. This place is a really well-preserved house of a TU Delft employee and artist who did many reproductions of famous works. The living areas have a lot of detail to take in. There are some plaques... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Came across this museum on TripAdvisor 'things to do' Arrived shortly after opening, and were the first visitors of the day, which in a way was fortunate for us. We started looking at the house and reading the information sheets only for the experienced guide to follow us and give us a personal guided tour, her English was not brilliant,... More 

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Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

I very much enjoyed my visit of this museum. The staff are very friendly and helpful and they went out of their way to explain things. It is an insight into the house and life of a 19thc painter and his wife, with authentic rooms and furniture. Beautiful paintings and a great collection of 18thc Chinese export porcelain on the... More 

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Armacao dos Buzios, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Deft is a Venice in Netherlands and with its culture , paintings and pottery. Indeed, Delft is a museum in open air, but Museum Paul Tetar adds glamour to Delf.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Never heard of it before visiting. So we did during the so called Monumentendagen 2015. A small but very interesting museum. We were introduced by guide to the phenomenum Paul Tetar. Besides going around it is of interest that the foundation still support extreme talents. We can definately recommend this small museum.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

It is the beautifully preserved 18th century Delft house of the artist who lived there for 30 years, complete with furniture, curios, original paintings by the artist and copies of old masters. (No photography or decent printers in those days!) The cost is 5 Euros per person. The helpful, very dedicated and friendly staff gave us a guided tour and... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

I wouldn't go way out of my way for this one--the paintings are not very special, but the 19th century ambience was pleasant.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

The house is in near original condition and there are guides who provide good background information

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