Collection highlights

The Dress from the Palmwood wreck

One of the top pieces in the collection at Museum Kaap Skil is a seventeenth century dress of royal allure, surfaced from the bottom of the Wadden Sea. The precious garment has remained practically intact despite a stay of almost four centuries on the sea floor. The Dress will be on display in a new, spectacular exhibition from the end of the summer onwards.

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The Cup from the Palmwood wreck

A gilt silver cup, surfaced from a 17th century ship wreck laying on the bottom of the Wadden Sea. Personal belongings from the richest years of the Golden Era were found in this so-called Palmwood wreck. The cup will be on display in a new, spectacular exhibition in Museum Kaap Skil from the end of the summer onwards.

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The Wezenputten (orphanage wells) money chest

A metal money chest 72 x 38,5 x 42 cm. It is the chest in which the proceeds from selling ferrous (containing lots of iron) water were kept. That water was sold to sailing vessels anchored on the Roads of Texel.

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Oriental robe from the Palmwood wreck

The oriental robe, found in a seventeenth-century shipwreck that lies on the bottom of the Wadden Sea. Hundreds of unique objects have been found in this so-called Palmwood wreck, including an extremely unusual collection of textile. This wardrobe contains mostly western clothing; however, scientists from the School of Historical Dress in London have identified this garment as an oriental robe. The robe will be on display in a new, spectacular exhibition from the end of the summer onwards.

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