All history museums and attractions to visit in Overijssel

Overijssel (the Netherlands) is a good place to visit if you are interested in history. Below we list all 52 history museums in Overijssel, to lose yourself in the place's cultural heritage and local history.

Are you a real history buff and are you looking for the best history museums to visit in Overijssel? These are the ones:

  1. Twickel Castle1

    Twickel Castle

    Ambt Delden
    Twickel is a castle that is mentioned for the first time in 1347. The oldest parts of the current castle date from the 16th century. It is situated on an estate of four thousand hectares that consists of fields and meadows, forests with old oaks, meres, lakes, heathes and ‘houtwallen’. On the proper
  2. Stedelijk Museum Kampen2

    Stedelijk Museum Kampen

    The Stedelijk Museum Kampen is housed in the old town hall in Kampen. It has a collection that consists of four main themes: law, religion, water, and the House of Orange-Nassau. Important in the museum is the ‘Schepenzaal’ from 1545, in which is shown how law was practised in the past. Every year t
  3. Museum Anno3

    Museum Anno

    Museum Anno is dedicated to the cultural history and art from Zwolle. The museum consists of an old part, the former 16th century ‘Drostenhuis’ and a new part from 1997. The collection includes paintings by 17th century masters, cultural and historical objects, silverware and prints. The museum hold
  4. Museum Buurtspoorweg4

    Museum Buurtspoorweg

    Museum Buurtspoorweg (MBS) is a museum railway line between Haaksbergen and Boekelo. The collection of the museum consists of steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, restored train carriages and a collection of historical objects. Visitors experience how people travelled in the past. The museum illus
  5. Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus5

    Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus

    Visit Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, which is located in an original historical farmhouse. It is the only place in Giethoorn where you can see how people lived more than 100 years ago and how they earned a meagre living by cutting peat and building small boats (‘punters’). There is also a museum
  6. Openluchtmuseum Ootmarsum6

    Openluchtmuseum Ootmarsum

    Openluchtmuseum Ootmarsum is a museum that illustrates life in the countryside of Twente from a hundred years ago. It consists of seventeen authentic buildings fully furnished with their own story. In addition to the typical Saxon farmhouses, the museum features outbuildings, including a blacksmith,
  7. Oyfo Technology Museum7

    Oyfo Technology Museum

    Explore our Oyfo Engineering Museum. In Hazemeijer's old factory, explore what technology means in our lives. See how our world is changing because of technology. Learn all about steam engines and smartphones, robots and art, energy sources and our planet. In short, everything about man and technolo
  8. Streekmuseum Ommen8

    Streekmuseum Ommen

    Streekmuseum Ommen exhibits objects from Ommen and its surroundings. The museum illustrates the cultural heritage of Ommen. It features a permanent exhibition on prison camp Erika. In addition, the collection includes old interiors, costumes, objects related to agriculture and livestock, tools from
  9. Memory Libertymuseum9

    Memory Libertymuseum

    The Memory Freedom Museum in Nijverdal takes you on the hard-won journey into what is now called our freedom. How World War II was able to happen. How we as the Netherlands defended our freedom against the invading enemy. How the occupiers oppressed us for five years and took away our freedoms. And
  10. Museum De Waag10

    Museum De Waag

    Museum De Waag is home to the urban collection of the city of Deventer. The rich city history is told in ever-changing exhibitions. In summer, this takes the form of a retrospective. In other seasons, the exhibitions highlight a specific theme.
  11. Museum Geert Groote Huis11

    Museum Geert Groote Huis

    Geert Groote (1340 - 1384) is the most important Deventer in history. He is known far beyond our borders as the founder of the Modern Devotion. This renewal movement stood for a personal experience of faith and a simple and sincere life. In the museum Geert Groote Huis, on the foundations of the
  12. Zoutmuseum Delden12

    Zoutmuseum Delden

    Zoutmuseum Delden is situated in the gardens of castle Twickel, on the grounds where salt was found in the soil in 1886. The museum illustrates the history of this treasure. In the permanent exhibition various topics on salt are covered such as salt mining, the formation of salt layers and the symbo
  13. Historisch Museum Deventer13

    Historisch Museum Deventer

    Historisch Museum Deventer is housed in the monumental weigh house from 1528. The museumillustrates the history of the city. The collection includes archaeological finds from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, paintings, silverware and objects related to the industrial history. In addition, the m
  14. Speelgoedmuseum Deventer14

    Speelgoedmuseum Deventer

    Speelgoedmuseum Deventer is housed in two 14th century houses. The collection consists of toys that were used in the Netherlands, and consists of more than 13,000 objects. The collection includes excavated toys from the 13th century, but also modern toys. Themes that recur are trains and mechanical
  15. Historisch Museum Vriezenveen15

    Historisch Museum Vriezenveen

    Historisch Museum Vriezenveen is housed in the former town hall of Almelo. It illustrates the history of the municipality of Almelo. Among others, there is a permanent exhibition on the history of the textile industry in the region. There is also a Russian section where the story is told of the ‘Rus
  16. Schoonewelle Museum voor Natuur en Ambacht16

    Schoonewelle Museum voor Natuur en Ambacht

    Schoonewelle Museum voor Natuur en Ambacht exhibits a large natural history collection. The core of the museum’s collection is a collection of mammals and birds. The museum shows the diversity of nature in western Overijssel. In addition, the collection includes ancient objects, maps and photos that
  17. Museum Het Palthe-Huis17

    Museum Het Palthe-Huis

    Museum Palthehuis is a historical museum housed in a 17th century house. The museum features 18th century ‘style rooms’ that illustrate how rich people lived in the 18th century. It features a pharmacy, living room, kitchen, upstairs room, dining room, library and a carriage house. The historical co
  18. Stadsmuseum Steenwijk18

    Stadsmuseum Steenwijk

    Stadsmuseum Steenwijk is dedicated to the history and culture of Steenwijk. By exhibiting various objects, the museum illustrates the city's history. The collection includes pottery, silver objects, dolls and furniture that are from the region or are related to Steenwijk. The museum also covers the
  19. Museum Hengelo19

    Museum Hengelo

    Historisch Museum Hengelo is housed in an old patrician house. The museum illustrates the cultural history and development of Hengelo. One of the topics that are discussed in the museum is the rise of industry in Hengelo in the 19th century. It displays both finds of the first residents and finds fr
  20. Museumboerderij Erve Hofman20

    Museumboerderij Erve Hofman

    Museumboerderij Erve Hofman is a in Saxon style decorated farmhouse from the 15th century. The farm is characterized by a compact, rectangular floor plan and a low roof. The living area is still original with authentic utensils and tools. The museum includes an oven, a sheep barn, a horse mill, a we
  21. Museum Bussemakerhuis21

    Museum Bussemakerhuis

    Museum Bussemakerhuis is a monumental ‘fabrikeurshuis’. It is the only remaining 18th century linen ‘fabrikeurshuis’ in the Netherlands. The museum illustrates the Born linen history in the 18th and 19th century. The museum covers four main topics: linen, ‘fabrikeurs’, the Mennonite Church in the Ne
  22. Rijssens Museum22

    Rijssens Museum

    The Rijssens Museum is a town museum situated on the castle grounds of De Oosterhof. The collection includes art, costumes and weighing and measuring instruments that illustrate the history of Rijssen. In addition, the museum covers the jute industry that used to be very important for the economy of
  23. Museum De Pelgrim23

    Museum De Pelgrim

    Museum De Pelgrim is housed in a small house. The museum is dedicated to cultural and religious heritage. The museum exhibits objects that are used in the Catholic Church. Each exhibited object has its own story. The objects were collected by Toos Achterweust-Siegerink. It is her house that turned i
  24. Tapijtmuseum24


    The Tapijtmuseum is housed in two factory buildings. The museum illustrates the history of the Dutch production of broadloom carpets. On the ground floor old looms are displayed. The first floor offers space for presentations of handicrafts and handloom weaving. On the second floor is a cinema and a
  25. Etty Hillesum Centrum25

    Etty Hillesum Centrum

    The Etty Hillesum Centrum has a permanent exhibition hall and a hall where temporary themed exhibitions are organized. The two permanent exhibitions are themed Etty Hillesum and Jewish life in Deventer. Etty Hillesum was known for the publication of her diary after she was murdered in Auschwitz. Obj
  26. Veenmuseum Vriezenveenseveld26

    Veenmuseum Vriezenveenseveld

    Veenmuseum Vriezenveenseveld illustrates working and living in the time of the extraction of peat in North Twente in the period from 1850 to 1950. Visitors can see the whole site in an original peat train, or walk to the decorated peat huts, the old Vriezenveen farmhouse and the little shop. In the
  27. Former Synagoge of Kampen27

    Former Synagoge of Kampen

    The former synagogue of the city of Kampen in the Dutch province of Overijssel stands on the IJsselkade. The synagogue was built in 1847 to the design of city architect Nicolaas Plomp. During the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II, especially in 1942, almost all the Jewish i
  28. Rams Woerthe Villa28

    Rams Woerthe Villa

    Enter Villa Rams Woerthe, and discover the grandeur of this imposing art nouveau villa. Behind the dashing wrought-iron entrance gate, you will discover a beautifully preserved interior with extraordinary murals glazed tiles, marble paneling and enormous fireplaces. If you walk up the majestic
  29. Museum het Drostenhuis29

    Museum het Drostenhuis

  30. Het Vrouwenhuis30

    Het Vrouwenhuis

    The Vrouwenhuis Zwolle is the women's home of Aleida Greve. In the museum, visitors walk through authentically decorated interiors from 1680 to 1980. These include the Regent's Room and the simple room of an inhabitant from the 20th century. In addition, the museum displays paintings by six "brush p
  31. Museum Staphorst31

    Museum Staphorst

    Closed, but visit the site for impressions of the new exhibits. At Museum Staphorst, visitors are introduced to the colorful culture of the Staphorst municipality. The museum is divided into a number of rooms decorated in a typical Staphorst manner. The old living quarters show how people used to li
  32. Schoolmuseum Educatorium Ootmarsum32

    Schoolmuseum Educatorium Ootmarsum

    The Educational Museum Educatorium Ootmarsum is dedicated to education in the past. Among other things, the museum displays a classroom from 1662, classrooms from the 1920s and 1960s, a crafts class and a kindergarten class.
  33. Museum Palthehof33

    Museum Palthehof

  34. Museum Huize Keizer34

    Museum Huize Keizer

  35. Stadsboerderij het Wevershuisje35

    Stadsboerderij het Wevershuisje

    The Weaver's House is an urban farmhouse that dates back to the early 1600s. The small house has half-timbered walls, wall and ceiling paintings. A permanent exhibit features a 300-year-old loom, various textile work forms, spinning wheels and old tools. There are regular demonstrations of old craft
  36. Brandweermuseum Rijssen36

    Brandweermuseum Rijssen

    The Internationaal Brandweermuseum Rijssen illustrates the history of the fire department. The museum exhibits objects that were used in the past by fire departments all over the world. The collection includes firefighter helmets from different countries, but also pre-war fire apparatus. In addition
  37. Stedelijk Museum Almelo37

    Stedelijk Museum Almelo

    The Almelo City Museum is housed in two buildings. The actual museum is in a historic building, the Rectorshuis (Headmaster's Home), a former Latin school dating from 1783, now a listed monument. The smaller Heyda building accommodates the office and the museum entrance. Relevant exhibits and storie
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    Museumboerderij Wendezoele

    Ambt Delden
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    Goors Historisch Museum

    The Goors Historisch Museum is housed in a station building from 1865. The museum illustrates the history of Goor. The museum focusses on the textile history of Goor from 1833 and presents an overview of the manors and castles in Goor. A large model illustrates how Goor looked like in 1560. The muse
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    Klompenmuseum 't Oale Ambacht

    Klompenmuseum 't Oale Ambacht is a museum dedicated to clogs and clog making. The museum provides information on clogs and displays various clogs that were worn in the past in the Netherlands and other countries. In addition to clogs, the collection includes shoes and machines that are used to make
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    Museum 't Stadhuus

    Museum 't Stadhuus illustrates the history and culture of Hardenberg and its surroundings. The museum exhibits many preserved archaeological finds from prehistoric times. The collection of the museum includes objects such as utensils, weapons, tools and a tomb. There is also a ‘style room’ and a dec
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    Museum Het Gildenhuys

    The Gildehuys derives its name from the guilds in Blokzijl. The permanent exhibition is dedicated to the relationship between Blokzijl and water and includes, various objects plans, photographs and old prints. Blokzijl has always been closely linked to the water. In addition, the museum organizes ex
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    Culture Historical Center Land of Vollenhove

    The Town Museum CHC Vollenhove highlights the history of Town and Ambt Vollenhove. Its history spans ten centuries, and can be broadly divided into the time of the bishops of Utrecht as lords of the land, the time of the nobility that made the Town of Vollenhove the "city of palaces," and the heyday
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    Het Oale Meestershuus

    The Oale Meestershuus is a regional history museum dedicated to the history of Slagharen, Schuinesloot, Lutten and Halfweg de Krim. Among other things, the museum displays a period room from the 1920s and 1930s and a furnished grutter store.
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    Smederijmuseum D'Oale Smederië

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    Museum Eungs Schöppe

    Museum Eungs Schöppe focuses on the development of costume. The museum displays a collection of historic clothing, and there are occasional demonstrations of woodworking, copper beating, sand casting, dook rolling, lace bobbin making and cutter hat making.
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    Museumboerderij Erf 29

    Museum farm Erf 29 introduces visitors to life and work on the farm as it was common on Kampereiland a hundred years ago. Kampereiland is a former group of islands at the mouth of the IJssel River and has traditionally been a pasture area in the IJssel Delta. The museum exhibits include a collection
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    Museum de Stadsboerderij

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    Historisch Centrum Genemuiden

    Historical Center Genemuiden is a museum of the Friends of Old Genemuiden. Exhibits include an early twentieth-century period room with a kitchen and a pre-war store. There is also a carpenter's workshop and a permanent presentation about the history of Genemuiden.
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    Het Zompenmuseum

    The Zompenmuseum tells about the history of Enter as a real zompen and bargee village. Enterse skippers transported products from the region over the Regge and Vecht rivers to Zwolle, for example, but also further as far as Sneek and Groningen. The last remaining zomp, the Regt door Zee from 1875 by
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    Oudheidkamer Buisjan

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    Oranjemuseum Nieuwe Haghuis

    The Orange Museum Nieuwe Haghuis is located in the Twente coulisse landscape amid the six castles of Diepenheim. Among other things, the museum displays peasant antiques and many Orange curiosities such as commemorative and commemorative plates, glasses, spoons, tiles, paintings, coins, wall hanging

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