They just had a temporary exhibition about the Maya, which I missed unfortunately. But I read somewhere that you should defintely visit the archeological department/floor of this museum and that is certainly true ! There have been great finds in this area of Holland, very old finds of objects, dwellings, animals and human remains. The walls have panels with finds... 更多
The main exhibit was a history of the Mayan civilization. It was very well done. The permanent exhibits were interesting especially the one about the history of the area.
We drove all the way to Assen in the north of the Netherlands to see this special exhibit of the Mayan culture. It was very well described in English as well as in Dutch with some very interesting pieces from the Mayan ruins and archeological sites in Guatemala and Mexico.
This museum is a fine example of local history and finds ànd a wide open view to the rest of the world, mostly presented in temporary exhibits. Like the exraordinary exhibition on the Maya culture. Local history is well displayed and has a great diversity, from gelogy to painting, from the earliest inhabitants to modern art, which may be surprising.... 更多
We loved it. The exhibition is a real treasure trove. Commentary is in Dutch and English. I particularly liked the little jade mask and the crouching warrior which was cut into 2 parts by illegal art traffickers, but reunited once again. The museum has pleasant restaurant, with outside sitting. It offers "Maya" dishes. Totally yummy. The gift shop is a... 更多
A few times in 2 years this museum surprises with both topics and quality of expositions. The management seems to have a position in international networks that makes these expositions possible: chapeau! In May 2016 I visited the important exposition about the Mayas. Very impressive!
We visited this museum in the very centre of the town of Assen on the occasion of the Maya exhibiition, which was very well presented including captions in English. The building itself is worth a visit--as is the town. There was a section devoted to the history of the region, as well as an exhibition devoted to the local blues... 更多