Expositions

The diversity of Museum Kaap Skil is clearly visible in the exhibitions. New is ‘World Voyage’. Follow the ships in the 16th, 17th and 18th century to their destination all around the world. Don’t forget to visit he scale-model of the Texel Roads. It is situated in the basement of the entrance building and portrays the largest anchorage of the Dutch Golden Age. In the open-air museum you can experience how the islanders used to live. The beachcomber’s shed is an adventure in itself, with a huge variety of beach finds! 

Palmwood wreck

Such wealth: the most exclusive objects from the 17th century Palmwood Wreck have been brought to the surface. Ranging from a gilt silver cup to a luxurious toiletry set. The owner must have been immensely rich! The most extraordinary finds were textiles, with a silver wedding dress and beautiful silk dress as absolute showpieces. Admire them in the Palmwood Wreck exhibition.

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World Voyage

Global trade in the seventeenth century knew many faces. These various aspects and the central role which Texel played in the era are brought to life in the new exhibition World Voyage at Museum Kaap Skil.

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Ship in sight! The Roads of Texel and the world

In the interactive exhibit 'Ship in sight! The Roads of Texel and the world' the world’s largest maritime scale comes to life.

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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. Beachcombing runs in the blood of islanders. Museum Kaap Skil's beachcombing shed is filled to bursting with beach finds.

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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. A visit to the cottages is a feast of recognition.

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Open Depot

A diversity of artefacts, retrieved by divers from centuries-old shipwrecks.

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Archaeo-lab

In the archaeolab artefacts are registered and initial preservation is conducted. Sometimes you’ll find a diver, restorer or collections staff member at work here.

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The Traanroeier Mill

On the museum grounds, there is a working grain mill. The monument dates back to 1727. The mill is accessible up to the second level for visitors to the museum, in miller terms - the attic. When the millers are present, the third floor - the stone loft - is also accessible.

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