“A ship transporting belongings for very wealthy, possibly even royal people, lay buried under the sand on the bottom of the sea for 400 years.”
In April 2016, the Province of North-Holland together with Museum Kaap Skil, the Cultural Heritage Agency and the Diving Club Texel, presented the discovery of a completely preserved silk dress. The dress was part of a large collection of finds found in a 17th century shipwreck, locally referred to as the Palmwood wreck. This dress was exhibited for a short period at Museum Kaap Skil and became world news. The finds from the Palmwood wreck have caused quite a commotion. The objects are being examined and therefore are momentarily not visible to the public.
However, a restored showpiece from the wreck will be unveiled on Thursday March 7 in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. After the unveiling, the object will be handed over to Museum Kaap Skil and will be on exhibit for visitors starting on March 9. Till then, it remains a secret as to which object it concerns. Keep an eye on the website and our social media channels!