About the museum

UMU, the University Museum Utrecht, is the research museum of the Netherlands: a family museum for anyone who is curious! Dive into the world of science. From the human body to the animal world and from the earth to social questions, many topics are discussed. With each theme you will start researching and experimenting. At UMU you will become a researcher! Every weekend and during school holidays special activities are organised for children between 8 and 14 years old.

Opening hours and admission fees

Opening times – currently closed

The museum and the Oude Hortus are open from 6th of September onwards from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The museum café and museum shop are open until 5.30 pm.

School holidays

From 6th of September onwards, during the school holidays (with the exception of the summer holidays) we are also open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed on 1st of January, 27th of April and 25th of December.

Admission fees

Tickets can be purchased from 6th of september onwards.

Meetings and events

UMU has various rooms that can be rented for meetings and events. For example, the historic museum café with its high windows, or the small orangery, hidden between the greenery of the Hortus. Ask our colleague about the possibilities at verhuur.umu@uu.nl.


An educational field trip to UMU

Visit UMU with your students. We have special programs for the upper years of primary education and the lower years of secondary education. For more information, please contact Annelinde Schrijver at reserveren.umu@uu.nl.