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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. The exhibition Our Story uses thirty objects from all over the world to showcase the width of its collection.