June 1st 2021

The museum is the cultural hotspot of the North. The museum can only be visited with an online ticket, so don't forget to book! The museum is temporarily open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum can only be visited with an online ticket, which can be reserved in advance via

Current exhibitions:

  • Haute Bordure: in the embroidery exhibition, the revival of the craft at major fashion houses and contemporary designers is placed in historical perspective through four centuries of embroidery. Clothing and accessories from the own collection are supplemented with many historical and contemporary creations by designers such as Viktor & Rolf, Jan Taminiau and Claes Iversen.

  • Contemporary art: the Fries Museum a major contemporary exhibition with work by the internationally renowned Taus Makhacheva (Moscow, 1983). In objects, films and installations, Makhacheva reflects on rituals, celebrations and the unusual in the everyday, with playful and humorous undertones. Almost all works are on display in the Netherlands for the first time.


Upcoming events


June 1st 2021 - December 31st 2021

Visit the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium in Franeker!

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June 1st 2021 - December 30th 2021

Take on the role of a detainee and be amazed.

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