Medical and Pharmaceutical Museum

"De Griffioen"

The Museum

The foundation “De Griffioen” (The Griffin) was founded 18 December 1989, the same day the Medical and Pharmaceutical Museum opened its doors.

In the old centre of Delft at Koornmarkt 66 a unique collection of ancient medical and pharmaceutical instruments is displayed to the public. After 50 years of collecting medical and pharmaceutical items, the foundation" De Griffioen" was founded.

Development in the field of healthcare goes quickly. Technological advancements make it possible to keep on moving forward in the field of healthcare. The museum provides an insight in the flight of medicine throughout the ages. Both through a carefully selected presentation and a personal guided tour.

The aim of the foundation is to preserve medical and pharmaceutical devices used in the history of medicine and in doing so providing a picture of the development of the medical science throughout the last centuries.

The Museum has three main activities:
1. Guided tours.

2. The Museum organises thematical displays. Permanent expositions are currently at display at several Hospitals throughout the country. Also for seminars and symposia expositions can be provided.

3. The foundations holds a medical and pharmaceutical library which can be used free of charge.

Opening hours

By appointment the museum holds guided tours for groups of 10 to 20 persons. Visits are possible Monday through Saturday, also in the evening hours. The museum can also be used for education of medical students. By using the following link you can fill in a request for visit form.

Correspondence address:
Koornmarkt 66
2611 EJ Delft.