Drents Museum

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What used to be Drenthe’s province hall in Assen currently houses the Drents Museum. This is where you will learn everything you want to know about Drenthe’s history, from prehistoric times to the style rooms of wealthy families.

  • Discover prehistoric finds, such as the Yde girl and other peat mummies.
  • Explore the work of Dutch artists from the past and present.
  • Lose yourself in Holland’s biggest doll house.

Archaeological finds

Drenthe has been inhabited for thousands of years. The stories of the past are told through archaeological finds, many of which are exhibited at the Drents museum. One example is the Yde girl, who became famous due to the reconstruction that was created of her mummified face. The archaeological finds allow us to understand what life must have been like in the past.

Experience one of the biggest archaological exhibitions ever

Are you already familiar with the Egyptian pharaohs? In that case you should visit the exhibition 'The Land of the Black Pharaohs' and discover the story of ancient Nubia.

View more on MuseumTV.

Art from the past and present

In addition to paintings, you can see art objects from the period around 1900 at the museum. The Ballroom allows you to experience the interiors of the past. As one of the few Dutch museums with a contemporary realist collection, the museum has also welcomed contemporary art.

Holland’s biggest dollhouse

You can take a tour of the ‘dollhouse’: pick one of the inhabitants who will guide you through the wonderful rooms of this rich family from Drenthe.

In addition to the permanent collection, the museum hosts temporary exhibitions on a frequent basis.

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Drents Museum
Address: 
Brink 1
9401HS Assen
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