Media museum
Experience how we research and discuss how media impacts our lives.

Museum The Hague

The media? We are all part of it. Like it or not, we are all consumers, users, participants, content creators or the subjects of the media. 
Journalists, the media, the authorities and we ourselves are all part of a constant power play for attention. This game is both interesting and complex. Does everyone play by the rules? What exactly are the rules and who makes them?
Our Media Museum focuses on this interplay of forces. Visit us and discover your views … and your own role. Read more.

For who?

The media museum is interesting for people aged 12 and above. We have developed a special Media Scavenger Hunt for children aged 8 to 12 years to learn more about news literacy, freedom of the press and journalism in a playful way.

A safe visit

When visiting Sound and Vision The Hague, your health and safety and at that of our employees come first. See which measures we have taken.


Next to our permanent exhibition, we regularly offer temporary exhibitions in our beautiful building in The Hague. For an overview of the exhibitions, please see below.


Sound and Vision The Hague has compiled the knowledge, digital archives and collections of the former Press Museum (Persmuseum), the former Museum for Communication and the current Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. These collections represent the press, journalism, media, communication and technology. Together, they form the basis of Sound and Vision The Hague.


Nowadays, being media-savvy is almost as important as being able to read and write. That’s why Sound and Vision – an expert on all media-related matters – regularly organises fun workshops for both primary and secondary schools. 

Both for primary and secondary schools


Investigative journalism faces many great challenges. From 16 September, we will offer a series of courses – Data as Opportunity. These courses consist of five modules. Experts from Sound and Vision, and investigative journalists from Bellingcat and LocalFocus will provide these courses. 

News Literacy

When is news reliable d and when is it manipulated? Can you tell the difference between trustworthy stories and deliberately fabricated disinformation? In a digital world, where anyone can post their own story anywhere, it is increasingly difficult to make that distinction. Therefore we promote News Literacy to ensure a world in which you are aware of how news is created and how you can influence the news yourself by sharing stories or films.