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Kröller-Müller Museum

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Kröller-Müller Museum
Houtkampweg 6
6731 AW Otterlo
Netherlands
Venue Type: Museum


QUICK FACTS
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Open hours
The museum is open to the public all year round from 10.00 to 17.00. /The sculpture garden closes at 16.30
Phone
+31 318 591241
Gallery type
Contemporary
Cost
Children up to 6 years: free Children 6-12 years: € 8.70 Adults: € 17,40
DESCRIPTION

The Kröller-Müller Museum is named after Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939). Helene Kröller-Müller collected almost 11,500 art objects with the help of her advisor, H.P. Bremmer. The purchases were paid for from the capital accumulated by her husband Anton Kröller as director of Wm. H. Müller & Co.

Helene Kröller dreamt of a ‘museum-home’, a dream that came true in 1938 when the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller opened its doors. Helene Kröller-Müller was its first director.

After her death in 1939 the museum building underwent a few expansions with the addition of a congress wing and sculpture gallery in 1953 and a whole new wing between 1970 and 1977. This wing served as a suitable accommodation for the growing collection of modern sculpture. The museum’s sculpture garden has increased in size over the years and is now one of the largest in Europe.