Looking for the best museums in Province of Groningen? These are the best ones:
Sealcenter PieterburenPieterburenSealcenter Pieterburen, located in the quaint village of Pieterburen in the Netherlands, is a rescue center dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of seals. The center was formerly known as Seal Nursery Pieterburen, reflecting its initial focus on caring for young orphaned seals. Today, the center provides care for sick and weakened seals of all ages, with the aim of releasing them back into the wild once they have recovered.
Groninger MuseumGroningenThe Groninger Museum is housed in a building that is considered one of the highlights of postmodernism. The museum has four diverse collections with the following themes: history of Groningen, applied art, contemporary art and old art. The collection includes works by Hendrik Willem Mesdag and Jozef
Vesting BourtangeBourtangeVesting Bourtange is a historic fortified village that takes visitors back to the year 1742. Besides the fortified village itself, there are also various activities.From lively markets to realistically re-enacted battles.
Museum aan de AGroningenMuseum aan de A (the former Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum) is housed in two medieval buildings. The museum illustrates the history of Groningen and the Groningers.
De FraeylemaborgSlochterenThe Fraeylemaborg is a castle situated on an estate of 23 hectares from the 19th century. The interior illustrates how people lived in a luxury house. The interior consists of precious antiques and everyday personal objects and the collection includes works by the Dutch painter Gerrit van Houten (18
De TheefabriekHouwerzijlThe Theefabriek is housed in the former church and clergy house of Houwerzijl. It consists of a museum, a shop and a tearoom. It offers the largest and most comprehensive collection of tea in the world. The tea museum is dedicated to tea and the history of tea and covers the whole process, from the
Openluchtmuseum Het HoogelandWarffumOpenluchtmuseum Het Hoogeland illustrates how people lived and worked in a small village in the countryside in the 19th century. The museum consists of twenty old buildings. Because of the many different buildings and their detailed decoration, the visitors gets to know the community of the village.
MenkemaborgUithuizenThe Menkemaborg is a borg in Groningen of which the oldest part dates back to the 14th century. It illustrates life in the 18th century. The rooms are decorated with silver, brass, porcelain, furniture and various portraits from the 17th and 18th century. Between the canals are gardens, including th
Museumspoorlijn STARStadskanaalMuseumspoorlijn STAR includes diesel trains and a historical steam train and is located between Veendam and Musselkanaal. With a track of 26 kilometres it is the longest museum line of the Netherlands. The carriages shed is converted into a museum, where a collection of authentic attributes from the
Veenkoloniaal Museum VeendamVeendamThe Veenkoloniaal Museum is a cultural history museum dedicated to the Groningen ‘Veenkoloniën’. The museum covers East Groningen, peat growth and the ‘Bourtanger Moor’. The permanent collection consists of two subcollections: a maritime collection and a collection with objects related to the agricu
University Museum GroningenGroningenUniversity Museum Groningen is a museum dedicated to people, nature and science. The collection consists of objects related to nature, culture and science. The exhibitions of the museum include a collection of flowers and seeds, an anatomical and pathological collection, a psychological collection,
Museum MøhlmannAppingedamMuseum Møhlmann is a private museum. The museum exhibits a collection of realistic and figurative art by known and lesser known artists. There are three permanent exhibitions in the museum. Besides works by Rob Møhlmann himself, the museum exhibits works by contemporary figuratives and realists and
Museum Stoomgemaal WinschotenWinschoten
Het Behouden BlikUithuizermeedenWelcome in the smallest museum of the northern Netherlands Here you will encounter a large collection of tin boxes and commercial memorabilia of well-known Dutch brands as De Gruyter, Douwe Egberts, Van Nelle, Van Houten, Broekema, Verkade, Niemeijer, Tiktak and many more. The collection offers
PolitiepettenmuseumSlochterenThe Police Caps Museum holds a collection of more than 1,500 police caps from some 220 different countries. Among others, it displays caps from Africa, Asia and America. In addition to caps, the museum displays various objects that officers took with them into battle such as long batons and shields.
Nederlands Strijkijzer MuseumNoordbroekThe Dutch Iron Museum shows how people in the past worked their clothes, and the culture surrounding them. Among other things, the museum has a collection of irons, including irons from 300 to 400 years ago.
Museum Slag bij HeiligerleeHeiligerleeThe museum tells the story of the famous battle between the forces of Spain and the Netherlands in May 1568, the first battle of the 80 Years war that culminated into the establishment of the Dutch Republic
KlokkengieterijmuseumHeiligerleeThe Bell Foundry Museum is housed in an old factory building from 1862. In the past it housed the Van Bergen bell foundry. The museum gives an impression of the history of Van Bergen, which went bankrupt in 1980.
Victory Museum 1940-1945Grootegast
Oudeschans museum en vestingOudeschans
Museum 't SteenhuusNiebert
Hortus HarenHaren (GR)The Hortus botanicus Haren was founded in 1626 (then in Groningen) and has about twenty acres of gardens. It is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the Netherlands. The garden consists of a Chinese garden, Laarman garden, arboretum, pinetum, English garden, a water garden, a rock garden, bamboo g
Noord-Nederlands Trein & Tram MuseumZuidbroek (GR)The North Netherlands Train & Tram Museum is housed in the former station building of Zuidbroek built in 1865. It is the oldest station in the province of Groningen, on the line from the city of Groningen to Nieuweschans. The museum uses costumes, models, photographs, signs, tools and a model railwa
MOW I Museum WesterwoldeBellingwoldeThe MOW focuses on the history and future of the region Westerwolde and the countryside of Groningen. Due to the temporary exhibitions, the museum changes frequently. Every exhibition has its own atmosphere, whether it presents art or objects from the museumcollection. Check the website for the ac
Visserijmuseum ZoutkampZoutkampVisserijmuseum Zoutkamp is housed in a monumental storage for sea marks in the old inner harbor. The museum illustrates the history and development of fishery in Zoutkamp. In the museum the fishing vessel ‘Tön 2’ is on display, which illustrates how people used to fish in the 60s and 70s. The perman
Muzeeaquarium DelfzijlDelfzijlThe Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl is situated at the embankment near the harbour. The museum has permanent exhibitions on archaeology, geology, shipping, fishing and shells. There is also an aquarium with various animals and plants from the North Sea and Wadden Sea, which is constructed in a bunker from th
Nationaal Bus MuseumHoogezandHave you ever wondered what happened to all those wonderful old buses that ran in the Netherlands and which you only now see in old films and books? Well, the good news is, some of them live on! While thousands went to the scrap yard at the end of their working lives, some have found their way into
Museum WierdenlandEzingeMuseum Wierdenland focuses on stories about the culture and landscape of mounds in the northern Wadden Sea area. Most focus is on the National Landscape ‘MiddagHumsterland’ and the mound Ezinge. Ezinge is a mound village built on an artificial hill. The ‘Landschapszaal’ illustrates the history of th
Landgoed Borg VerhildersumLeensLandgoed Verhildersum illustrates the Groningen countryside in the 19th century. The estate also includes the borg (a noble house), a small house and the museum farm. The Borg dates back to the 14th century and has a 19th century style. The small house from 1888 also has 19th century interior. Vario
Klooster Ter ApelTer ApelTer Apel Monastery is a former monastery. It includes two modern art galleries and the Museum voor Klooster- en Kerkgeschiedenis & Religieuze Kunst. The monastery used to be a place of hospitality and dedication to passing travelers. In Klooster ter Apel, both permanent and changing exhibits are org
Borg en Nationaal Rijtuigmuseum NienoordLeekBorg en Rijtuigmuseum Nienoord is housed in a monumental borg located on the Nienoord estate. The museum features a large collection of carriages. The collection consists of about 250 carriages and sleighs with related objects. In yearly changing exhibitions, a part of this collection is exhibited.
Streekhistorisch CentrumStadskanaalThe Streekhistorisch Centrum is dedicated to the history of the Kanaalstreek and Westerwolde. The museum exhibits photographs, films, books, newspapers, documents and objects related to the history of the Kanaalstreek and Westerwolde. The collection is displayed in regularly changing exhibitions.
Kapiteinshuis Nieuwe PekelaNieuwe PekelaKapiteinshuis Nieuwe Pekela is an old captain's house from the late 18th century. The collection of the museum includes portraits and paintings, writings and various objects, that are related to the history of Pekela and shipping in the 18th and 19th century. In addition, the collection includes Rus
Botanische Tuin Domies ToenPieterburenBotanische Tuin Domies Toen is located around the Petrus church in Pieterburen. It is the old clergy house garden of that town. The botanical garden consists of the following parts: a nature garden, a herb garden, a rose garden, a ‘slingertuin’, a ‘hooiland’, a ‘dobbe’, plant borders and a gazebo. T
Museumgemaal CremerTermunterzijlMuseumgemaal Cremer is a pumping station from 1930. Natural gas production caused subsidence which made the building of a new pumping station inevitable. In 2002, the pumping station was no longer used and became a museum pumping station. It is named after father and son Cremer, hydraulic engineers
Noorderlicht. Studio | Festival | On TourGroningenExhibitions, festivals, debate and publications in the field of contemporary photography and other visual arts.
De Groninger ZilverkamerAppingedam
Brandweermuseum Hoogezand - SappemeerSappemeer
Museum Stad AppingedamAppingedamMuseum Stad Appingendam is dedicated to the history and development of Appingedam. Besides Groningen, it is the only city in the province of Groningen that dates back to the Middle Ages. The permanent collection is exhibited in several rooms. A porcelain and a silver collection are on display in the
Oudheidkamer UithuizermeedenUithuizermeedenOudheidkamer Uithuizermeeden is a museum that displays weapons, armor and other historical objects to visitors.
Museum De WeemWesteremdenMuseum De Weem is located in the home and also exhibition space of Henk Helmantel. Mainly still lifes and interiors of churches and monasteries are the subject of his paintings.
Boerderij Museum DuurswoldSlochteren
Groninger Schaatsmuseum SappemeerSappemeerThe Groninger Schaatsmuseum Sappemeer displays skates that are sometimes region- and/or province-specific. There are also models developed by private individuals that bear their names. In addition to ice skates, the museum displays various objects related to ice skating.
Het Abel Tasman KabinetLutjegastThe Abel Tasman Cabinet is dedicated to Abel Janszoon Tasman. This seafarer-explorer was in the service of the Dutch East India Company and put Tasmania, New Zealand, Tonga and the Fiji Islands, among others, on the world map.
Museumgemaal de HoogteNieuwolda
Het Kinderwagen MuseumNieuwoldaThe Pram Museum is housed in a 1905 Oldambtster farmhouse. The museum has a collection of 400 baby carriages, doll carriages, and cribs. In addition, the museum exhibits include baby clothes, christening gowns, adult clothing, toys, and baby care items.
Museum Het Joodse SchooltjeLeekMuseum Het Joodse Schooltje was an old schoolhouse until 1996. Today it is a monument in memory of the Jewish inhabitants of Leek.
Abrahams's MosterdmakerijEenrumAbrahams Mustard Factory shows visitors on a tour how mustard is made. Everything about the production of Abrahams mustard is covered. Dinner can be had in the adjacent restaurant after a visit.