Rotterdam faces

About Wereldmuseum

Museum about people

The Wereldmuseum is a museum about people, and offers a mirror of 160 years of collecting by Rotterdammers for Rotterdammers. The Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam is a museum about cultures in the present and the past.

Objects with a story

The extensive permanent display and regularly changing exhibitions feature objects that all have a story to tell about humankind. Stories about universal human themes like mourning, celebration, ornamentation, prayer, conflict. From Africa to West and Southeast Asia, from New Guinea to Latin America: come to the Wereldmuseum and discover that, despite cultural differences, we are all essentially the same.

During its renovation the Wereldmuseum can be visited for free. We re-opened partly with an entirely new children’s exhibition (in Dutch) called Superstraat