The Boerhaave Museum

Lange Sint Agnietstraat 10 2312 WC LEIDEN

Discover five centuries of natural science and medicine in the Boerhaave Museum. Key exhibits include the microscopes used by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the oldest pendulum clock, that belonged to Christiaan Huygens, not to mention the ultra-low temperature equipment used by Kamerlingh Onnes. You can carry out physics experiments yourself or try out your skills with models of historic instruments. The most spectacular part of the museum has to be the Anatomical Theatre with its sensational exhibition of human and animal skeletons. The museum is located in the old Cecilia hospital, on hallowed ground where Professor Herman Boerhaave gave his famous lessons at the patient’s bedside.