Divers and fishermen regularly uncover ancient treasures at Texel. Merchandise, ship parts and personal belongings of sailors. Originating from ships that sank in the seventeenth or eighteenth century on the Reede van Texel. A selection of these underwater finds can be seen in the Open Depot at Museum Kaap Skil. Unbelievable when you consider that they have been under water for hundreds of years; they are fantastically preserved! Opening hours: September - June: Tues. up to and including so. 10 am - 5 pm. July - August: Mon. up to and including so. 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Cultural and Museums
Museum Kaap Skil. Heemskerckstraat 9, 1792AA Oudeschild.
The Open Depot is located on the first floor of the Grain Warehouse. Unfortunately, there is no elevator in this monument.
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In Oudeschild, the port of Texel, you will find the Kaap Skil museum. A visit to Museum Kaap Skil in Oudeschild on Texel is an experience; there is a lot to do. The exhibitions are about shipping, fishing, maritime history and discovered finds from shipwrecks. In the open-air museum behind the entrance building, you can experience Oudeschild as it used to be. The roadstead of Texel In the 17th century ships were waiting for a favorable wind to set sail on the Reede van Texel. The world's largest model shows what that looked like. The model comes to life by means of light and sound effects. In the exhibition “Ship in sight” you will learn everything about whalers, whistle ships and war yachts. fishermen's houses At Kaap Skil, various fishermen's houses have been recreated in the outdoor area. Do you want to know how people lived at the beginning of the 19th century? Step in and find out. There are regular extra activities in the museum such as demonstrations of net fines, iron forging, spinning and rope making. Sailors and beachcombers stories are also told.
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