Main building

Museum Kaap Skil has an unusual and impressive main building. The international award-winning design is from Mecanoo architects from Delft. The four pointed roofs blend in with the rhythm of the village roofs, which appear as waves above the dike when viewed from sea.

The façade is covered with wooded slats. These were made from sawed hardwood sheet piles from the North-Holland canal. In this way, just like the surfaced collection pieces in the museum, the wood has been given a second life.

On the first floor you can find the World Voyage exhibition. The many retrieved objects tell stories of voyages to all corners of the compass. On the ground floor, the museum café and the museum shop are located. And in the basement you find yourself in the 17th century. On the impressive scale model of the Roads of Texel you can see what the coast off Texel looked liked around 1660.  In the basement you also find the Palmwood Wreck exhibition with the world-famous dress.

Behind the main building you can visit the outdoor museum with fishermen cottagesbeachcombing and a grain mill. The other buildings of the museum accommodate among others exhibitions about fishing. In the grain warehouse is an open depot with the most diverse underwater finds.