The virtual museum is also in Corona time 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year open at

The physical museum can be visited by appointment only with a maximum of two visitors, or less when required by Corona rules.


'De Luikerwaal' currently has the status of a Virtual Museum. A virtual museum is a museum that only exists online and not as such in a physical form. A virtual museum is also regarded as a hypermuseum, electronic museum, online museum, digital museum or web museum. As with a traditional museum, a virtual museum has been developed to illuminate a number of specific objects. This is analogous to traditional natural history museums, archives and art museums.(description Wikipedia).

Because of the very large number of images of magic lanterns, lantern slides, related equipment, peripheral items and information, she deserves this name to the full. The fact that she has an appointment as 'Best Collectors Site on the Web' and has been archived by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek since 3 April 2014 as a digital heritage, can be seen as a quality characteristic.

On a somewhat more modest scale, 'de Luikerwaal' also has a physical form.
Currently, the physical museum includes over a hundred magic lanterns, a large number of stereo viewers, many magic lantern slides, old and modern optical toys, lithophanes, accessories and much more.

Regularly exhibitions and presentations take place in libraries, museums, community centres etc. We are looking for a suitable space where a permanent exhibition can be realized. Until this is found interested parties can view the many projects in a homely atmosphere. The webmaster/manager is always willing to tell, show and demonstrate everything about it. Please contact the webmaster for this:


The webmaster appreciates it when you pass on errors, additions, missing images or links and the like, so that they can be corrected or processed. Thank you in advance for this.

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