Are you a real history buff and are you looking for the best history museums to visit in Zeeland? These are the ones:
WatersnoodmuseumOuwerkerkThe Watersnood Museum is housed in four caissons used for closing the last gap in the dike. The museum illustrates the flood of February 1, 1953, and what happened afterwards. More than 1,800 people drowned during the flood. The concrete boats are sixty feet long, twenty feet wide and twenty feet hi
De Plompe TorenBurgh-HaamstedeThe Plompe Toren is the only remnant of Koudekerke, a village that disappeared into the Oosterschelde at the end of the 16th century. The Plompe Toren is now an information center about the history, legends and nature of the region.
Zeeuws MuseumMiddelburgThe Zeeuws Museum is housed in the medieval abbey of Middelburg. The museum's collection consists of approximately 30,000 objects related to the history of Zeeland. It includes Zeeland tapestries, a collection of contemporary art from Zeeland and a historical collection of the ‘Koninklijk Zeeuwsch G
Historical Museum De BevelandenGoesHistorisch Museum De Bevelanden is housed in a former convent and orphanage. It illustrates the history of North and South Beveland. The permanent exhibition cover topics such as embankments and floods, the militia, costumes of Beveland, the orphanage and the city of Goes. There is also always a tem
Museumhaven ZeelandZierikzeeMuseumhaven Zeeland is located in the old port of Zierikzee. The museum illustrates the maritime history of Zierikzee and has an indoor and an outdoor location. At the outdoor location at the old harbour, restored ships are on display, including a ‘botter’, a ‘hoogaars’, a clipper and a ‘boeier’. Th
Terra MarisOostkapelleTerra Maris is housed in the former orangery and carriage house of Castle Westhove. It is a museum dedicated to the nature and landscape of Zeeland. The visitor learns about sea villages engulfed by the sea and life in the sea. There is also a garden that gives away some of the characteristic of the
Stadhuismuseum ZierikzeeZierikzeeHoused in the former city hall of Zierikzee, the Stadhuismuseum conveys the story of the monumental city of Zierikzee and her surroundings. The building and the collection showcase the historic affluence of this city. From Zierikzee’s former seaport a lively trade in salt and madder took place with
Museum GoemanszorgDreischorMuseum Goemanszorg is housed in a restored 18th century farmhouse. The farmhouse includes a stately porch, kitchen, upstairs room, a bedstead and an authentic cellar. A garden is situated around the farm with agricultural crops, fruit trees and herbs. There is also a barn with a collection of tools
MuZEEumVlissingenThe Maritime Muzeeum Zeeland is a must visit when in Zeeland. It's located in the marina of Vlissingen in a building complex with buildings from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 21st century. The museum is totally renovated en re-opened in 2023. With the free audiotour you'll meet all kind of characters co
Polderhuis Westkapelle - Dijk- en OorlogsmuseumWestkapelleThe Polderhuis Westkapelle Dijk- en Oorlogsmuseum is housed in an old building of the water board. The permanent exhibition presents an overview of the history of Westkapelle and Walcheren. The history is illustrated through interactive media, stories, photos, and other objects. Dikers were very im
Museum VeereVeereMuseum Veere has two historical locations: The Schotse Huizen and the city hall. It is a historical museum of the city of Veere that covers the history of Veere, art and the centuries-old relationship with Scotland. The museum houses a ‘Schotse Kamer’ decorated as an office and reception room of the
Museum Het BolwerkIJzendijkeMuseum Het Bolwerk is a museum that is dedicated to the ‘Staats-Spaanse Linies ‘. The Eighty Years' War has played a major role in the history of Zeeland. The collection includes various objects, drawings, maps and models that illustrate how the residents of the region defended themselves from attac
Streekmuseum De MeestoofSint-AnnalandStreekmuseum De Meestoof illustrates daily life in the Tholen and St. Philipland countryside with a focus on themes such as culture, agriculture, fishing and crafts. The museum is mostly dedicated to dyer’s madder, Tholen costumes and jewellery, glassware and ceramics by Chris Lanooy. In addition to
Oosterschelde MuseumYersekeThe Oosterschelde museum is housed in two rooms on the ground floor of the former town hall of Yerseke from 1914. The collection of the museum includes tools, utensils, documents and photographs that illustrate the past, present and future of the mussel and oyster culture and the history of Yerseke.
Bunkermuseum ZoutelandeZoutelandeThe Bunker Museum illustrates life in a bunker. The story is told of the German soldiers that were sometimes here for a few months to defend the Atlantic Wall. The bunker still features weapons, various other equipment and communications devices. Every year the museum focusses on a different theme.
Cameramuseum ZierikzeeZierikzeeThe Camera Museum is located in the center of Zierikzee. The museum tells the story of the history and origins of photography in all its facets until now. What does a prism have to do with photography, when and how was the first photograph made and what is a camera obscura? Visitors will discover mo
GravensteenZierikzeeThe Gravensteen is the former stone house of the Count. It is the old administrative and governmental center of the Count of Holland, Zeeland and West Friesland. It is also the oldest prison in Zeeland. The prisoners, who were locked up here under poor conditions, have left most traces. The hostage
Museum HulstHulstMuseum De Vier Ambachten has a collection of historical, cultural or nostalgic pieces from the antiquities society. The pieces are mainly from the surroundings of Hulst. The collection is based on three main themes: the Cistercians, fortifications and the story of the Fox Reynaert. Several changing
De Burghse SchooleBurgh-HaamstedeMuseum 'De Burghse Schoole' is an authentic old school building from around 1845 and has the status of a national monument. The museum has three exhibition spaces: a classroom from 1920, a room for changing exhibitions and a room with the theme 'the Carolingian Ringwalburg', which is located behind
Brouws MuseumBrouwershavenThe Brouws Museum is situated at the harbor in Brouw. The museum covers all aspects of the relationship of Brouw with its rich maritime history. In the past, the port served both as a port for transhipment, and as a port for fishermen. Brouwershaven is also the hometown of poet Jacob Cats (1577-1660
Gemeentelijk Archeologisch Museum AardenburgAardenburgMany Roman and medieval objects have been found in the soil of Aardenburg. The museum's collection consists of these Aardenburg soil finds. Using the collection and fictional persons, a picture is painted of the daily life of Roman soldiers and civilians who lived in this region. There are also fict
Memorial 40-45 KapelleKapelleMemorial 40-45 Kapelle: a place of remembrance An often forgotten but important chapter of World War II is that in the May days of 1940 and the war years that followed, thousands of French soldiers fought on Dutch soil. Many died in and around Kapelle, but also in other places in Zeeland and other p
Bevrijdingsmuseum ZeelandNieuwdorpBevrijdingsmuseum Zeeland illustrates the history of Zeeland during World War II. The museum offers a guided tour that leads the visitor through the most important events. The museum’s main topic is the story of Kees Sinke, who went into the army in 1939 during the mobilization. The museum also cove
Industrieel museum ZeelandSas van Gent
Museum 't VlasschuurkenKoewachtMuseum 't Vlasschuurken illustrates the ‘flax life’. The collection consists of original instruments and machines that illustrate the cultivation of flax and flax processing. The seed machine and the harvesting machine are on display and are still functional, which allows visitors to see the entire
Museum Het BelfortSluis
Oorlogsmuseum SwitchbackOostburgThe War Museum Switchback focuses on the history of World War II, with special attention to the liberation in the fall of 1944. The museum is named after the code name of the Canadian military operation to liberate West Zeeuws-Vlaanderen in October 1944: Operation Switch Back.
Wings to VictoryKrabbendijkeWings to Victory is a museum on the air war over the southwestern part of the Netherlands.
Brusea Monumentale Visserswoning en VisserijmuseumBruinisseBrusea Monumental Fisherman's House and Fisheries Museum is dedicated to Zeeland's history. The antiquities room shows how and fishing family from 1800 lived. In addition to the antiquities room, the museum also displays a collection of mussels, lobsters and crabs, among other things.
Historische Scheepswerf C.A. MeermanArnemuidenThe Historic Shipyard C.A. Meerman is a working museum shipyard. It is the oldest shipyard in Zeeland, founded in 1763. The ship shed, the slipway and the fire pit are still in use. The saw shed is fully equipped as a museum. Among other things, old implements and tools can be admired.
Museum ArnemuidenArnemuidenMuseum Arnemuiden seeks to record local history, exhibit and tell the stories of past times. The museum is located at two locations on Langstraat.
Museum Anna PaulownaBreezand
Streekmuseum het WarenhuisAxelStreekmuseum Het Land van Axel is dedicated to the history of Axel. The collection includes the interior of a room and a peasant farmer's kitchen from around 1880. The museum also exhibits a collection of Axel costumes with matching jewellery. In addition, the collection includes archaeological find