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Leiden American Pilgrim Museum

Beschuitsteeg 9, 2312 JT, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 2413
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From first glance this museum is fascinating, the giant totem outside to the visiting display of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wendy M
Historical information about Pilgrims

We visited this treasure of a museum today. It was a magnificent experience. The building and... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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Beschuitsteeg 9, 2312 JT, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 2413

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From first glance this museum is fascinating, the giant totem outside to the visiting display of Japanese Fun gaming, I wish we had more time to browse. The display of Budda was calming and beautiful. What a well laid out mseum.

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this treasure of a museum today. It was a magnificent experience. The building and its contents were treasures to be sure. However the quality of the experience was multiplied by the knowledge of our guide and his presentation of the facts and responses...More

Thank Shr33ka
Reviewed 24 November 2016

To be very clear - this is a tiny museum, not the Smithsonian or British Museum. It took us forever to find it - and then we arrived after they were closed. However the staff member there was willing to let us in and give...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I just spent an hour at the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum and could have spent many hours. Dr. Jeremy Bangs is the Director and curator. His depth of knowledge encompasses everything from 14th century construction materials and techniques to cartography, pottery and furniture. This sounds...More

Thank karen703
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The staff are amazing, the actual museum....well its not much. However, a traveller asked the gentleman running the museum a question about marriage records, and he ducked up in a cubbyway and came out with a book from 1620-opened it to a certain page, and...More

Thank Trent B
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Don't bother...The brochure in the hotel said they were open on Wednesdays. I went there-- no, not open until Thursday. I returned on Thursday..knocked, rang bell, no answer. Went away, came back, repeat procedure. Finally I saw someone inside and knocked on the window. I...More

Thank frtravler
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This museum is small... like two 15x15 rooms small. BUT everything in them is period appropriate. As you stand in these rooms you get to really step back and feel what it would be like to live in Leiden in the 1400's. The tour guide...More

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 29 August 2016

It's easy to overlook this tiny museum, which is actually a two room old Leiden apartment, but you really shouldn't. It's full of interesting artifacts and more importantly - stories. Those are told with humor by the avid historian running the place. He was keen...More

Thank Gili G
Reviewed 8 August 2016

As a descendant of Elder William Brewster, my son was able to touch and see his 13x Great Grandfather's home as it would have looked during his lifetime. It was exciting and worth the stop for us due to it's special meaning to the family....More

3  Thank MTRoamer
Reviewed 23 July 2016

There are few museums like this one, where the world's foremost authority on the Pilgrim Separatists conducts a running commentary on his subject and answers questions like a University professor ( with a keen sense of humor). If you would like to know more about...More

1  Thank swift75
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Would like to know if Dr. Bangs can guide me on geneology research I want to do on my relatives from Leiden.
11 May 2016|
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Response from Jeremy_Bangs | Property representative |
If you are looking for information that is in the Leiden archives, all baptism, marriage, and burial records are accessible online at the site of the archives, now calling itself Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken. Search for... More