De ondergang van de Pieter Anthony

Een wrak vol scherven en spullen om een plantage mee op te bouwen. Dit troffen duikers aan in de Waddenzee. Hoogstwaarschijnlijk was het de Pieter Anthony. Dit schip vertrok in 1822 vanuit Amsterdam met eindbestemming Suriname. Ze sloeg lek op een zandbank bij 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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Pullover on, cast off

This exhibit is about the role of children in the fisheries around 1900. They had to work on the ships to help fill the bellies. In a setting of cotton sails and burly fishermen’s sweaters, the story of the children from Texel fishermen families 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. 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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