The World of Tintin Exhibition - The Hague

10 January 2000

Housed in the very nice (kids-friendly) Museum of Communications, The World of Tintin Exhibition lets you get up close and personal with Hergé and his creations.

Meet Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, the Thomsons and many other characters all shown in gorgeous, original colour illustrations. Learn some interesting facts about Hergé, including the sources of his ideas. Explore with Tintin and Snowy the five continents and the moon, and see how the film 'Explorers on the Moon' was made. As a bonus, the movie is showing in cinemas on widescreen, on the weekends.

Other hightlights include the display of many real artifacts from the stories of Tintin. For example: the famous tins (of crab) from The Crab with the Golden Claws, the Arumbaya fetish with a broken ear, a replica of King Ottokar's golden sceptre, and a very detailed model of Carreida's jet from Flight 714.

As this travelling exhibition is here to help promote Royal Dutch Post's new Tintin stamps, you will also find some material related to the making of the stamps on display.

For Tintin fans, this exhibition is not to be missed.

The World of Tintin Exhibition
Where: Museum of Communication, Zeestraat 82, The Hague, 2518 AD, The Netherlands.
Telephone:+31 70 330 75 00
Opening times: Mon to Fri 10.00 to 17.00; Sat/Sun and holidays 12.00 to 17.00.
Exhibition ends:30 January 2000.
Entry: adults f7.50; seniors (65+) f 6.00; 4 to 15 years f 6.00
Getting there: from Central Station take tram 7, bus 4 or bus 22. From Station 'Hollands Spoor' take tram 8 and bus 5, get off at Mauritskade (street).