Kaap Skil has an unusual and impressive main building. The international award-winning design is from Mecanoo architects from Delft. The four pointed roofs blend in with the rhythm of the village roofs, which appear as waves above the dike when viewed from sea.
The façade is covered with wooded slats. These were made from sawed hardwood sheet piles from the North-Holland canal. In this way, just like the surfaced collection pieces in the museum, the wood has been given a second life.
It is surprisingly light inside the building. The façade, which appears quite closed from the outside, provides a beautiful scattered light.
The museum café and gift shop are on the ground floor. The exposition Archeology under Water can be found on the top floor, while the gigantic scale model of the Texel Roads is exhibited in the basement. On the other side of the main building is the open-air museum with fishermen houses, the beachcombing shed and the grain mill. Other exhibits such as fisheries, the Texel ferry service and other themes can be found in the grain warehouse and the other museum buildings.