Country estates in the Golden Century (the 17th)

April 28th 2019 until March 15th 2020

In the museum is a new and elaborate exhibition about country estates in the Golden Century. Between 1600 and 1800 more than a hundred of these estates existed in this area. You will get to know the estates and their developments, their inhabitants, their customs  and their life styles. The exhibition takes the visitor through the three stages of development of the mansions with explanations using examples and illustrations. During the period of the exhibition many activities are being organized, e.g. workshops, demonstrations, lectures and courses.


Permanent exhibition

We take you to the Roman times, the Middle Ages, the 18th century to today. How Westland originated and how it could grow into the world’s largest horticultural area in the world. Meet families from the past and the present and go on this journey through the centuries.

Historical garden

In our historical garden at the back of the museum you can enjoy a walk between flowers, vegetables and fruit trees. You will see how horticulture developed from the 18th century up to the present day. Every day our volunteers do their utmost to show the garden at its best. Take a look at our herb patch, an old hothouse for grapes, a fruit wall of visit our chickens, birds and rabbits.