Kempenmuseum De Acht Zaligheden

Kempenmuseum De Acht Zaligheden, Eersel: Hours, Address, Kempenmuseum De Acht Zaligheden Reviews: 4/5

Kempenmuseum De Acht Zaligheden

Kempenmuseum De Acht Zaligheden
13:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Visit Kempenmuseum de Acht Zaligheden and discover how the life of the impoverished Kempish smallholder has changed over the last 100 years. From smuggler to cigar maker to entrepreneur in the smartest region of the Netherlands. "A remarkable museum that links the past and present, both inside and outside. It's far more than a local museum," explains one enthusiastic visitor. Discover, delve, play and have fun at this interesting museum located just to the south-west of Eindhoven in the beautiful Kempen landscape. Voted the best day out in North Brabant by the ANWB and winner of the Museum Quarter Award in 2018. Ingenuity Discover how Kempish people lived and worked in an era during which farmers and peasants had barely enough to survive on out on the sparse moorlands. An era during which rapid industrial development spurred them into creativity. The museum demonstrates how the region overcame these difficult times to become one of the world's smartest regions.
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25 reviews
Very good

Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,976 contributions
Nice museum
Dec 2015 • Solo
This museum tells about local history, or rather culture, from 1850-1950. It is located in a former farm, which is partly decorated in the style of those days. There's a bedroom and a 'goei kammer' to show off the farmer's wealth, particularly to the mayor or pastor. An interesting detail is a small hidden space between the bedroom and the cellar, where people would hide during the German occupation, when the house was searched. Other rooms show a classroom, hygiene items, religious items. Outside there is a herbal garden, some sheep, some old outside games (beugelen and something like gaaibal), and two more buildings. One of the buildings contains indoor games, and the other is a large barn displaying workshops of a wagon maker, cigar factories, a wooden shoe maker, and a furniture maker. There's also some equipment used for keeping honey bees. It is all nice, especially the games. At the same time, many things are not that special, and one can see much the same in other local history museums, or in the cigar museum in nearby Valkenswaard. The game of beugelen can also be found in the open air museum in Arnhem (although I think one has to pay to play it there, and not in Eersel). I suspect that the museum is nicest when the different skills are performed live, on special occasions such as museum days.
Written 31 December 2015
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Kempenmuseum De Acht Zaligheden is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

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