Lakenhal Late & Museum Night
Come to the museum every second Friday of the month between work and the pub for a hefty dose of inspiration and knowledge! During Lakenhal Late, visit our exhibitions between 19.00 and 22.00 and enjoy an in-depth programme of lectures, flash tours, workshops, performances, and more. Keep an eye on the website for our current programme.
- Friday 12 May
There will be no Lakenhal Late in June, but there will be the 15th edition of the Leiden Museum Night! Which will take place on the 3rd of June. During Museum Night, the entire museum will be open, and you can take part in all kinds of activities, with the overarching theme of 'Inside Out'. More information about the programme and ticket sales will follow soon.
In preparation of the exhibition, we joined forces with various experts for an extensive study of David Bailly and his work. In this series of lectures, which we are organising in collaboration with Studium Generale, these experts will take you through the latest insights and questions about this exceptional painter from Leiden.
- CANCELLED Tuesday 14 March: 'Cherchez la Femme!' Responses to the Vanitas still life with a portrait of a young painter by Karin Leonhard
- Sunday 26 March The making of David Bailly - Time, death and vanity by Janneke an Asperen
- Sunday 30 April Vanitas still life with portrait of a young painter analysed: unexpected discoveries and new stories by Erma Hermens
- Tuesday 9 May David Bailly as painter and drawer of portraits by Rudi Ekkart
- Sunday 28 May David Bailly and Vanitas by Christiaan Vogelaar
During your exhibition visit, you will discover all about David Bailly and his work with the free audio tour, which you can listen to on your own phone with the Lakenhal app (download for free in the App Store or Play Store). You will learn everything about the most important discoveries made as well as the new issues that arose from scientific research.Read more
Families with children aged 6 and over can become a real research team with the free Family Trail. With a bag full of research tools in hand, you will discover all the secrets of 17th-century David Bailly with the whole family. What did make him such an extraordinary artist? After your visit, you'll know exactly!More information
Every Sunday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., you can become an artist yourself in our Open Studio during a free walk-in workshop. Inspired by Bailly's work, this spring you will create your own colourful monoprint using gelly plates. Join us and discover your creative talent!More info
Free guided tours
Every Saturday and Sunday you can join a free entry tour of the exhibition at 2 p.m., led by one of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides. There is room for up to 15 people each round. Registration is not necessary, just come to the information desk in the Achterplaats just before the start to see if there is a place available. On Sunday May 14 we will offer a free tour in Dutch Sign Language.More information
Guided tours for groups
Would you like to visit the exhibition with a group, accompanied by one of our tour guides? You can! A guided tour for up to 15 people costs €82.50 excluding museum admission. Please let us know at least 2 weeks prior to your visit that you would like to book a guided tour email@example.com or +31 (0) 71 516 5357.Read more