National Museum of Antiquities receives 131,000 visitors in 2010

3 January 2011

Visitors at the opening evening of the exhibition 'Egyptian Magic'Visitors at the opening evening of the exhibition 'Egyptian Magic'

In the year 2010, the National Museum of Antiquities (RMO) in Leiden received 131,383 visitors in total. That figure is only slightly smaller than in the peak year of 2009, when 134,000 people visited the museum. In 2010, the museum continued to offer a large and varied assortment of exhibitions and activities for visitors of all ages and interests. Over the course of the year, it mounted no fewer than eleven large and small-scale exhibitions in total, including Egyptian Magic, At First Sight, The Egypt of Gustave Flaubert, and the children's exhibition MegaGreeks.

Archaeology of the Netherlands and Etruscans

The major public events of 2010 included Leiden's second Museum Night, this year's Leiden Museum Weekend Music in the Museum, and the children's activities during school holidays. On 14 January, the RMO will start off the new year with the opening of its thoroughly renovated department Archaeology of the Netherlands. In late 2011, the museum will unveil an exhibition about the Etruscans.