t/m 31 december

Live restoration of the Roman Simpelveld sarcophagus


National Museum of Antiquities
Rapenburg 28
2311 EW Leiden
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Live restoration of the Roman Simpelveld sarcophagus

The sarcophagus was broken into fragments when it was excavated in 1930, in the village of Simpelveld in the province of Limburg. Since then, it has undergone restoration several times. The filling materials, adhesive residues and restorations are now in need of replacement. The sarcophagus is therefore being completely dismantled and reassembled. Visitors can follow the restoration of the Roman Simpelveld sarcophagus live in the museum. They can watch from a distance and also ask the conservators questions. The large-scale research and restoration of the almost 2.5-metre-long stone coffin takes place in one of the galleries of the permanent exhibition ‘The Netherlands in Roman times’.

A visit to the live restoration is free upon presentation of a ticket to the National Museum of Antiquities


  • dagelijks t/m 31 december 202114.00 - 17.00 uur


  • Gratis “€ 3,00 - € 12,50. Children under 5 years of age: free. Dutch Museum Card, VriendenLoterij VIP Card holders, ICOM Card holders, members Rembrandt Society, RoMeO-members: free.”