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Museum Het Valkhof

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location Nijmegen
function museum
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The Valkhof Museum is situated in the town's centre, at the edge of the historic Valkhofpark. This was once the site of a Roman encampment. Emperor Charlemagne (Charles the Great) later built a fortress on this site. Today itís an exciting modern location for art and culture designed by Dutch architect Ben van Berkel (of UNStudio), famous for his Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam. The museum brings together 3 different collections: archaeology, fine art & history and modern art. It houses a large collection of Roman artefacts plus an unusual display of modern art and older works telling visitors all about the cityís dynamic and eventful history. An imposing staircase leads to the exhibition floor with its light, airy spaces. The staircase forms the structural core of the building and the link with the cafť, library, museum and the central hall. The ceiling of the ground floor, meanwhile, houses all the installations and its architectural articulation gives coherency to the museum experience.

 

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Museum Het Valkhof
Address
Kelfkensbos 59
Netherlands
http://www.museumhetvalkhof.nl
Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 to17.00 hr Saturday, Sunday, holiday: 12.00 to 17.00 hr
How to get there? From the central train station take the bus. It's about 5 to 10 minutes to reach the museum. Bus numbers: 2 direction St.Maartenskliniek, 3 direction Oosterhout, 57 & 58 direction Kleef, 80 & 82 with direction Millingen. It's about 15 min walking from the central train station.
Completion 9- 1999
Floor area/size 8800 m2
ArchitectUNStudio
Client Het Valkhof Museum
 
Project ID 1361
Latitude/Longitude 51°50'47N 05°52'13E
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