Discover the maritime history of Texel at Museum Kaap Skil! We are currently working on a new, spectacular exhibition which will be opening in July. The famous scale-model of the Texel Roads is still accessible, alongside the open-air museum, windmill, beachcomber’s shed and exhibitions in the other museum buildings.

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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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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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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