Saint Nicholas Exhibits & Museums

United States
The Netherlands
Italy

in the United States

  • Who is St. Nicholas?

    November 1 - December 20, 2019; January 2 - 6, 2020
    Monday - Friday 8 am to 6 pm; Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm,

    The Welcome Center
    Virginia Theological Seminary
    Alexandria, Virginia

    All ages

    The exhibit tells St. Nicholas story. Many unique and museum quality artifacts illustrate his life, his relationship to Christian tradition, and St. Nicholas-related customs around the world.

    The professional exhibit is festive, fun, and educational for all ages. It engages children through hands-on activities and special interest items throughout the display.

    For large groups or to visit outside listed hours and days, email VisitVTS@vts.edu

From VTS

We have welcomed St. Nicholas to VTS. If you’ve not visited yet, do stop by the Welcome Center to see this amazing display that illustrates St. Nicholas’ life, his relationship to Christian tradition, and various St. Nicholas-related customs from around the world. There is a very cool video to watch as well.

Owned and curated by the St. Nicholas Center Executive Director, Carol Myers, the display will be available for viewing from now through December 20, 2019, and then again from January 2 – 6, 2020.

We offer this exhibit in thanksgiving for the new partnership with the St. Nicholas Center and the joint plan for the Center to entrust its legacy to VTS, a recognized curator and resource of Christian formation.

Do bring your family, friends, and parish for a visit. It’s really extraordinary to see the artifacts that range from a cornhusk doll to an icon. Artifacts from many countries are displayed and there’s a rather fun interactive table with activities for children young and old.

This display and the burgeoning partnership are possible because of relationships forged over many years. I am grateful to Dr. Lisa Kimball and Vice President Linda Dienno for helping us connect with St. Nicholas in such a meaningful and educational way, and to Vannessa McCormick, Taryn Habberly, Margaret Messenger, and Jeffri Harre who are literally keeping the display lights on and fielding questions while the display is in the Welcome Center.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.

Dean and President

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in the Netherlands

  • Sinterklaasmuseum
    O kom er eens Kijken

    Neede, the Netherlands
    Open selected days in Sinterklaas season

    Sinterklaasmuseum "oh kom er eens kijken"

  • Museum In de Zevende Hemel

    Zevende Hemel, the Netherlands
    Open Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm
    Dutch festivals and traditions: Easter, Royalty, Sinterklaas, Christmas, and old toys

    Museum In de Zevende Hemel

  • Sinterklaasmuseum Zwolle

    Zwolle, the Netherlands
    Open during business hours year around

    Sinterklaas Museum

in Italy

  • Mun Bam—Museo di San NIcola dei Bambini
    Museum of Saint Nicholas for all children

    Castello Svevo
    Bari, Italy

    Mun Bam
    The first permanent exhibition of St. Nicholas dedicated to boys and girls in Bari, Italy. The exhibit has five thematic areas: History of Saint Nicholas; Food related to his feast; St. Nicholas games and toys; Letters from children all over the world; and an area with hands-on creative activity.