The National Museum of Education is housed in the historical building ‘De Holland’ at Burgemeester de Raadtsingel 97 in Dordrecht.
The entire collection in the care of the museum comprises more than 325,000 objects that are in some way related to education. From text books, wall charts, ink pots, atlases, photos and educational films to diaries and school bags. Part of the collection is on display in the permanent exhibition ‘Education – about the past, for the future and of the present’. There are also regularly changing exhibitions on different themes.
An english visitor's guide is available at the museum.
From 15 May 2023, you can only pay digitally at the National Education Museum. We accept bankcards with Maestro and Vpay logos and credit cards with Visa and Mastercard. This applies to ticketdesk, the museumshop and the museumcafé. Cash payment is not possible.
The National Museum of Education organizes a variety of projects. One of these is a website showing wall charts from various European countries, used in history lessons. The wall charts belong to the collections of Denmark’s Paedagogiske Bibliothek (National Library of Education), of Germany’s Forschungsstelle: Schulwandbild (department of the University of Würzburg) and of the National Museum of Education in Dordrecht. Please visit www.historywallcharts.eu for more information.
Guided tour: Highlights of the National Museum of Education
This tour shows the most extraordinary, rare and finest objects from our extensive collection. You will be fascinated by the classic 18th century ‘Hornbook’, the nostalgic ‘Aap Noot Mies’ reading method, the fine wall charts by Cornelis Jetses and the unique tellurium (astronomical device) by Van Laun. You will hear the personal, often funny and sometimes emotional stories that have shaped Dutch education throughout the past few centuries.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: €75 per group of 15 persons (entrance fee not included)
For more information, please contact our department of Education:
T +31 78 632 68 20