Opening hours, address and telephone number

Open today until 17:00

Opening hours next week
Day Opening hours
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon Closed
Overview of opening hours
Eise Eisingastraat 3
8801 KE Franeker
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0517 - 39 30 70

Kids proof
De Planetariumkamer van onderaf, een model van de zon met planeten die er omheen draaien
The Planetarium Room is home to the oldest working planetarium in the world
Een tijdelijke expositie in het Planetarium
Admire various exhibitions

The oldest, functioning planetarium in the world can be found in Franeker. The Eise Eisinga Planetarium museum also exhibits an extensive collection of historic astronomical instruments.

A planetarium in the living room

Wool comber Eise Eisinga built an accurately moving solar system model in his historic canal house between 1774 and 1781. He built it above his dining table. Visitors can see it in motion, the system mirrors the movement of the planets. The planets in the planetarium have the exact same orbital period as the real planets they are based on. For example, Mercury’s orbit around the sun and Eisinga’s living room both take 88 days. Curious to see this functioning planetarium? Pay Franeker a visit!

Access

Netherlands Museum Pass not valid

Facilities

  • Parkeergelegenheid voor auto's
  • Museumwinkel
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