Exhibition

Museum de Gevangenpoort

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Museum de Gevangenpoort
01 Jan-31 Dec
District
City center
Exhibition genre
Museum

The Gevangenpoort tells the thrilling tale of crime and punishment in days gone by. Since 1882, the mediaeval prison has operated as a museum. It lies on the Hofvijver, close to the Binnenhof in The Hague. The surrounding area is also rich in history. Join a city walk with our guides, take a look at the 18th-century Prince William V Gallery or visit the Historical Museum of The Hague, on the opposite side of the Hofvijver.<br />
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<strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">Lonely Planet: Prison Gate Museum will blow your mind<br />
</strong><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">In 2016 Lonely Planet included De Gevangenpoort (the Prison Gate Museum) in its book&nbsp;</span><em style="font-size: 12.8px;">50 Museums to blow your mind</em><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">. The famous travel guide placed the Hague museum alongside the Acropolis and the Forbidden City in Beijing because it shows the gruesome treatment once suffered by prisoners and how the law has changed over the course of time.</span>

Museum de Gevangenpoort
Museum de Gevangenpoort
Museum de Gevangenpoort
Museum de Gevangenpoort
Museum de Gevangenpoort

Dates and Times

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Monday Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00