Set sail to Museum Kaap Skil

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Discover the stories of The Roads of Texel

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Take a look in the Open-air museum

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Dive into the Open Depot

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Step into the past in the Fishermen cottages

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Read indepth information; the Dress will be back!

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Dive into the museum

Museum Kaap Skil

Merchant vessels, warships, whalers: they all anchored on the Texel Roads. In the sixteenth and seventeenth century this was the place to load, unload and wait for favourable winds. But the seas were turbulent during strong winds and thunder storms. Sometimes ships were lost, resulting in dozens of shipwrecks lying on the seabed near Texel. In Museum Kaap Skil you can see the finds which divers and fishers have found in the wrecks and discover all kinds of things about the adventures of the seafarers. Step back a hundred years in time and experience island life in the open-air museum, with its authentically furnished cottages, windmill, beachcomber’s shed and smithy.

To see

Ship in Sight

Ship in Sight

In the exposition ‘Ship in Sight – the Roads of Texel and the World’, the Roads of Texel come alive. A dimension has been added to the world’s largest maritime scale model. The hidden stories about the 160 ships have become visible, thanks to new technique. They show that the Roads of Texel was the logistic hub of the seventeenth century.

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Beachcombing

Wind force 7 or greater? Then you won’t find a beachcomber (jutter) at home! That’s the best time to go the beach, to see what’s washed ashore. Museum Kaap Skil’s beachcombing shed is filled to bursting with beach finds. The beachcombers regularly tell tales about their forays on the beach.

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Beachcombing
Fishermen cottages

Fishermen cottages

A street in Oudeschild from the first half of the 20th century has been reconstructed on the outdoor terrain of Museum Kaap Skil. Time has stood still in the small fishermen cottages, the smith and the store. So much has changed in less than a century!

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Museum Kaap Skil is a discovery voyage along Dutch maritime history, in which Texel played a central role. The goal: to pass on knowledge of this cultural history, to preserve it and to increase appreciation for it. At Museum Kaap Skil, local finds from the sea tell a global story. Are you enthusiastic about Museum Kaap Skil and would you like to contribute to this goal? Become a Friend or Partner of the museum!

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