Natural History Museum
History and museums
The Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam (Dutch pronunciation: naːˈtyːrɦɪsˌtoːris myˈzeːjɵm ˌrɔtərˈdɑm; English: Natural History Museum Rotterdam) is a natural history museum in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
The museum was established in 1927.
The museum is located in Villa Dijkzigt at the Museumpark, close to the Kunsthal and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
The villa dates from 1852 and was originally built by J. F. Metzelaar for the Van Hoboken family. In 1995 it was extended with a modern glazed pavilion which was designed by the Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat.
The museum includes a shop and a library.