Groininger Museum

Groninger Museum – A Beautiful Museum In Groningen

Groininger MuseumGroningen is a place that you are going to find to be rather interesting when you are in the Netherlands, but what you need to realize is one of the must-see attractions in Groningen is the world famous Groninger Museum. I know that this may not really raise your eyebrows that much unless you have been one of the people who are really interested in museums. This can be a challenge for a lot of people because they may not really know why they would want to go to a museum when they are in the city of Groningen. So you will want to make sure you know more about the Groninger Museum to guarantee you are going to have a great time in the area. If you do not know about this place then you will notice it is going to be very difficult for you to have a great time in the location and think, wrongfully, that this is just another museum that houses much of what you could see in your hometown. With that being the case, I think it is time for me to start to cover a full on review of the Groninger Museum.

Location Of The Groninger Museum

Well, I would have to say that one of the first things you are going to want to know about is going to be where the place is located. I could give you a great review of the product and it will be nearly impossible for you to have a great time if I never tell you where it is located. What is really bad, is I will be going along on this and then realize after the fact that I did not tell you this and end up getting the information done and go back and reread and realize I never told you where or how to find the place. Since this is the case I will put the location in here and that should make it easier for you to find the place. I will also put in the address as well so you can locate the place that way as well if you are using a smartphone or do not like the map that I have that is going to show you the Groninger Museum location.

The address of the museum is going to be listed as:

Museumeiland 1, 9711 ME Groningen, Netherlands

Hopefully, this map will help you out in finding your way to the museum, but if it does not. The + and – buttons that are present on the map will make it very easy for you to find the location you are at now and have a chance to find your way around. However, if you are in Groningen, then you will not really mind having to walk around the city because it is definitely a very beautiful city that you can enjoy.

Groninger Museum History

This is a museum that does have a very interesting history as it was started out before it even had a building to be housed in. The museum was started in 1874 and would not have a building of its own until 1894 when it would be opening the Praediniussingel. While this location did work, it would be updated by the donation of a mansion from the last living heirs of the Menkemabrog in 1921. This is where the museum would remain until it would open the current building on the anniversary of the museum finding its first building in 1994. Since that time period, the museum has been in the exact same location and this has really made it a great attraction for a large number of visitors as it draws in a little bit over a quarter of a million visitors per year.

Groninger Museum Architect 

The architect that designed the current building, Philippe Starck, for the silver cylinder looking building. The yellow tower was designed by another radical type of designer in Alessandro Medini. With the pale blue space would be designed by Coop Himmelbau. What is even better is the architects made the radical modern designs to suit the bridges that would be connecting the museum to the train station that is in the same vicinity. The connection is one that the architects definitely would have considered as this made it easier for everyone to get to the location and enjoy themselves.

Groninger Museum Collection

Groninger Museum photo
Photo by d_vdm is licensed under CC

Well, as I said, in the beginning, this is a museum that may not really suit everyone as this is a museum that is going to be more of the art style that artists are going to enjoy seeing. However, what you will also find is this is a museum that will make it quite a bit easier for you to have a great time because of the types of artworks they have on display. So this will definitely make it a great place to go and learn because you are going to see a lot of the artworks that you may have never seen before. What you will really find interesting about this location is the fact that it does have a couple of stable collections you can enjoy and that is what I will mention here as they do have revolving collections as well, which you can check their website by clicking here.

  • The collection for the museum that is part of the stable collection is going to house pieces that are going to be local to the area. These are going to include art pieces, which is fairly obvious, but you will also find the museum will have some of the archaeological finds that have had an impact on the area, letters, and other information that will make it easier for you to have a good understanding of the region and what importance it has played. What is really nice is the museum does try to connect all the loose dots that are present and pair pieces together if they are meant to go together.
  • With the art exhibits, you will find they are going to have a good deal of artwork done that will make it easier for you to have a good time. Most of the exhibits will be of the modern style and contemporary styles. However, this is going to allow you to explore the artworks that are not something you normally would be seeing because it will be in the museum at the time you are looking at the location. So this will definitely make it worth your trip and time because you will have a great time and know you are seeing some new pieces of art.

My Final Thoughts On Groninger Museum

Well, I have to admit this is a museum that I really like and love. Yes, it is an art museum and that does make it boring for a lot of people. However, it is a museum that I really like because it allows me to explore all the different artworks I normally would not see. Then you throw in the collection the museum has on display almost all the time that is local to the area and it is easy to see this is a place that is very impressive and definitely a place you can see as more of a local history lore place as well. Overall, I would have to say the Groninger Museum is definitely a place you will enjoy and can be a very family friendly location.