Museums; size, visits and personnel, per type of museum 1997-2009

Museums; size, visits and personnel, per type of museum 1997-2009

Categories Periods Number of museums (number) Museums by number of visits Up to 2 500 visits (% of all museums) Museums by number of visits 2 500 - 10 000 visits (% of all museums) Museums by number of visits 10 000 - 25 000 visits (% of all museums) Museums by number of visits 25 000 - 50 000 visits (% of all museums) Museums by number of visits 50 000 - 100 000 visits (% of all museums) Museums by number of visits 100 000 and more visits (% of all museums) Visits to museums Visits Total visits (x 1000) Museum staff Employees On the payroll (number) Museum staff Full-time equivalents On the payroll (fte's)
All types of museums 1997 942 39 28 16 8 5 4 20,266 5,312 3,942
All types of museums 1999 902 35 29 19 8 5 4 20,679 6,148 4,404
All types of museums 2001 873 36 29 18 8 5 4 20,488 6,283 4,424
All types of museums 2003 828 32 33 18 8 5 5 19,558 6,567 4,731
All types of museums 2005 775 31 32 19 9 5 5 19,648 6,563 4,860
All types of museums 2007 773 31 31 17 10 6 5 20,540 6,760 5,013
All types of museums 2009* 810 31 32 17 9 5 6 22,037 6,938 5,284
Art museums 1997 102 32 25 12 15 8 9 3,404 1,208 897
Art museums 1999 109 25 26 12 16 10 11 6,051 2,089 1,609
Art museums 2001 105 23 27 15 11 10 14 6,310 2,096 1,552
Art museums 2003 118 20 32 16 11 6 14 6,748 2,334 1,769
Art museums 2005 107 23 24 19 10 8 15 6,377 2,121 1,650
Art museums 2007 118 20 31 13 14 12 11 6,511 2,300 1,810
Art museums 2009* 126 16 31 16 14 10 14 7,459 2,401 1,953
History museums 1997 491 43 30 16 6 4 1 6,785 1,462 995
History museums 1999 451 39 29 21 6 3 2 5,907 1,829 1,168
History museums 2001 448 40 32 17 7 3 1 6,255 1,859 1,210
History museums 2003 423 35 38 16 7 3 2 6,074 1,852 1,261
History museums 2005 391 35 36 17 6 4 2 6,003 1,850 1,293
History museums 2007 383 37 33 16 8 4 3 6,609 1,915 1,316
History museums 2009* 388 36 34 18 7 4 3 7,069 1,891 1,365
Natural history museums 1997 50 30 18 16 26 2 8 2,099 286 200
Natural history museums 1999 59 31 20 17 15 7 9 2,435 536 393
Natural history museums 2001 49 27 22 22 12 8 8 2,494 490 339
Natural history museums 2003 44 23 25 30 9 5 9 1,847 470 314
Natural history museums 2005 51 22 28 28 14 - 10 1,965 539 394
Natural history museums 2007 54 24 32 17 19 2 7 1,784 554 413
Natural history museums 2009* 55 26 29 16 15 7 7 1,790 549 414
Ethnology museums 1997 260 39 28 19 6 4 3 3,886 854 685
Ethnology museums 1999 255 33 33 20 5 6 3 4,528 998 703
Ethnology museums 2001 245 37 27 22 6 5 4 3,995 1,016 688
Ethnology museums 2003 217 37 29 20 8 6 1 3,070 873 643
Ethnology museums 2005 196 31 32 21 10 4 2 3,170 844 646
Ethnology museums 2007 190 32 30 21 11 5 3 3,337 839 600
Ethnology museums 2009* 195 31 34 18 9 4 4 3,293 868 610
Science and engineering museums 1997 20 45 20 15 - 15 5 479 237 200
Science and engineering museums 1999 18 50 17 17 - 11 5 419 182 151
Science and engineering museums 2001 17 41 23 12 - 18 6 388 291 233
Science and engineering museums 2003 17 35 18 12 - 18 18 663 505 336
Science and engineering museums 2005 18 33 17 11 6 17 17 939 573 387
Science and engineering museums 2007 17 29 12 24 - 24 12 1,079 516 366
Science and engineering museums 2009* 21 29 19 19 10 14 10 1,051 560 391
Museums with a miscellaneous collection 1997 19 - 5 11 16 21 48 3,613 1,264 969
Museums with a miscellaneous collection 1999 10 - - 10 20 30 40 1,338 515 380
Museums with a miscellaneous collection 2001 9 - - 11 11 33 44 1,047 531 402
Museums with a miscellaneous collection 2003 9 - - 11 11 33 44 1,155 533 408
Museums with a miscellaneous collection 2005 12 8 8 8 17 17 42 1,195 637 490
Museums with a miscellaneous collection 2007 11 9 - 18 18 18 36 1,220 636 508
Museums with a miscellaneous collection 2009* 25 48 4 8 8 12 20 1,376 669 551
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


The statistics on museums provide information on companies and
institutions in the Netherlands which acquire, conserve and exhibit the
material witnesses of mankind and his environment.
This includes not only the companies and institutions for which
exploiting a museum is the main activity but also the museums which
are a sideline of the company or institution (for example being part of
a municipality, university or hospital).

This table presents figures on
- the number of museums;
- the number of museums by size according to number of visits;
- the total number of visits broken down by paid visits and free visits;
- the average number of visits per museum and the number of visits of
foreigners;
- employees (in number of persons as well as full-time equivalents) on the
payroll, other employees and volunteers.

These figures are further specified by type of museum, the composition of
the staff and size category according to full-time equivalents of
employees.

Data available from 1997-2009.

Status of the figures:
The figures are definite.

Changes as of 14-03-2014:
Non, this table has been stopped.

When will new figures be published?
Table has been discontinued.

Description topics

Number of museums
A museum is a permanent institution for the benefit of society and its
development, accessible to public, non-profit, that acquires, conserves,
scientifically researches and exhibits the material witnesses of mankind
and his environment and informs on this for purposes of study, education
and pleasure.
Temporarily closed museums excluded from 1997 on.
Museums by number of visits
The breakdown of the total number of museums by size according to the
number of visits.
Up to 2 500 visits
2 500 - 10 000 visits
10 000 - 25 000 visits
25 000 - 50 000 visits
50 000 - 100 000 visits
100 000 and more visits
Visits to museums
The number of visits to museums in the Netherlands.
Visits
The number of visits to museums, including visits of foreigners.
The total number of visits is broken down by paid visits and free visits.
Total visits
Museum staff
Employees on the payroll at a museum and (possibly) other paid staff.
The employees are counted as persons and in full-time equivalents.
Reference date: the end of the year.
Volunteers are not included.
Employees
Employees on the payroll at a museum and (possibly) other paid staff.
On the payroll
Full-time equivalents
Working hours converted to full-time equivalents, measured by the
current collective agreement in the sector.
On the payroll