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Showpiece from the Palmwood wreck

Almost 400 years buried under the sand of the Wadden Sea, now exclusively at Museum Kaap Skil. A gilt silver cup from the Palmwood wreck-collection is recently restored and is now on display in the exhibition ‘Gilt Silver Cup from the Palmwood Wreck’


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Atelier S.E.A Preview

S.E.A.  is a special art project developed on Texel. The letters stand for Science Encounters Art, a collaboration between artists and scientists. The artists, scientists and locations where the S.E.A. artworks will eventually be displayed are being presented in the temporary exhibit Atelier S.E.A. Preview.


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The downfall of the Pieter Anthony

A wreck full of shards and things to build a plantation. That’s what the divers found in the Wadden Sea. Most likely, it was the Pieter Anthony. This ship departed from Amsterdam in 1822; the final destination was Surinam. It sprung a leak on a sandbank near Texel.


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Diving into Details

A ship transporting belongings for very wealthy, possibly even royal people, lay buried under the sand on the sea floor for 400 years. In 2014, this wreck was discovered by divers, who found the most impressive objects.


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The Roads of Texel

A maritime model, which fills a good part of the basement of the entrance building, brings the Roads of Texel to life. In the Golden Ages, this was the most important anchorage in the world. The 160 meticulously reconstructed commercial and warships give a good impression.


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Archeology under water

An exposition full of treasures from the sea floor, originating from century-old shipwrecks. Merchandise, personal belongings, armaments and ship parts. Found by Texel divers on the bottom of the Wadden Sea.


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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. Kaap Skil's beachcombing shed is filled to bursting with beach finds.


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A seven hundred year-old dike

Paintings from sand, that's what lacquer profiles of a dike look like. They are imprints from seven centuries of dike construction, made during the excavations by Fort de Schans, just outside of Oudeschild.


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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 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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Water Chamber

Just imagine that there were no dikes. Then a large part of Texel would be flooded. The Dike Board 'Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier' makes sure that are feet stay dry. The exhibit 'Water Chamber' is about the importance of good dike protection for Texel.


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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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Texel Ferry

The Texelaars are proud of the TESO: Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming ('Texel's own steamboat company'). This company has provided ferry transportation between Texel and Den Helder for more than 100 years. In the exhibit Texel Ferry, models of all the boats ever in service are displayed.


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