Gentleman looks around in Zeeuws museum De Abdij Middelburg
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Zeeuws Museum

The Zeeuws Museum, a special museum focusing on the history of Zeeland, is located in the beautiful old abbey in the city center of Middelburg. Admire historic wall tapestries, beautiful regional costumes, and special finds from Zeeland.

  • Discover the history of Zeeland at the Zeeuws Museum.
  • See the famous sixteenth-century wall tapestries.
  • Admire the beautiful old abbey in which the museum is located.

Discover the history of Zeeland

The permanent exhibition entitled This Is Zeeland tells the story of Zeeland through the ages. Hundreds of top objects, such as paintings, authentic regional costumes and archaeological finds from Zeeland, take you along on a journey through history. In addition to historical objects, you will also find contemporary work with a link to Zeeland at the museum. There are also periodically changing temporary exhibitions.

Special wall tapestries

The collection of wall tapestries of the Provincial-Executive of Zeeland is the pride of the Zeeuws Museum. The provincial government of Zeeland commissioned a wall tapestry depicting the battle of Bergen op Zoom in 1591. When the tapestry was completed four years later, the Provincial-Executive of the province of Zeeland decided to commission more tapestries depicting naval battles in Zeeland. After a number of relocations during and after WWII, the tapestries have now been reunited at the Abbey of Middelburg.

Abbey of Middelburg

The Zeeuws Museum is located in the former Abbey of Middelburg, which was founded by monks in the twelfth century. This beautiful building alone merits a visit to the Zeeuws Museum. During the summer months, the tourist office Zeeland Visit organizes guided tours of the abbey complex in collaboration with the museum.

Gentleman admires Zeeuws Museum De Abdij Middelburg

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