The ceiling in the salon is being restored. During the restoration period, the museum entry price is reduced to € 4.75 (instead of € 9.50). Read more about the restoration HERE.

Please note! The museum opening hours were extended during the Therese Schwartze exhibition. Now this exhibition has ended we are returning to our normal opening hours: 13.00 - 17.00.

The exhibition CHILD'S PLAY runs from August 6th to November 27th. Read more about it HERE.

New - a combi-ticket to visit both museums Paul Tetar van Elven and Lambert van Meerten for a reduced price.  


Visit the home of a 19th century artist!

In the centre of Delft, on the Koornmarkt, stands the house of Paul Tetar van Elven (1823-1896). He was an artist, a drawing-master at the Polytechnic School (now the Technical University of Delft) and also a fervent collector of art, antiques, Delft blue pottery and porcelain from the Far East. In his will he left his house and its contents to be turned into a museum. The result is the only well-preserved, authentic example of a 19th century artist’s house in The Netherlands. The interior of the house breathes the presence of the former owner and the era in which he lived. Visitors feel like the artist and his wife are personally welcoming them into their lavishly-furnished drawing room!

In addition to the permanent collection, the Paul Tetar van Elven Museum regularly organises exhibitions and other activities. 


August 6th to November 27th

Museum Boat: August 6th to September 11th

On Saturday August 6th the new exhibition Child’s Play opens. Not only inside the museum, but also on a boat moored on the canal outside the museum! On the museum boat there are activities for children, such as discovering old-fashioned games, and designing tiles. Read more HERE.

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Museum Paul Tetar van Elven is looking for a number of enthusiastic activity leaders. Do you enjoy working with children and are you looking for a fun holiday job? Send an email to From August 6th to September 11th, Tuesday to Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. €10 per hour.

Combi-ticket - visit two unusual museum-houses in Delft for a reduced price

While you are visiting the museum-house of Paul Tetar van Elven, why not also visit the home of his contemporary, Lambert van Meerten? Van Meerten, a successful industrialist, was an avid collector of art and artefacts, as was Tetar van Elven. Van Meerten had an imposing house built for him on the Oude Delft to house his collection of furniture, archeological fragments and Delftware. 

A visit to the van Meerten house feels like a visit to its one-time occupants, Lambert and his sister Dina. Sit behind Lambert's desk, and then take a look inside his hidden strong-room. Or, drink a cup of tea in Dina's sitting room and even add a couple of stitches to her embroidery work. In other words, make yourself at home!

The Combi-ticket can be purchased at both museums, or online at the Museumhuis van Meerten website. Address of the van Meerten Museum: Oude Delft 199, 2611 HD Delft.

You can visit the two museums on the same day, or on different days.

Price without museum pass (museumjaarkaart) €14.50 (usual price €17.50). Price with museum pass €6 (usual price €8).