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Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Renovations in the museum

Preparations are underway for Labyrinthia, our spectacular new collection presentation. When you visit the museum, you cannot miss the fact that we are renovating. On this page you can read what you can currently expect during a museum visit and what our plans are.


Building progress

Maintenance work in the main exhibition hall has been completed. 
Work is currently underway in the historic building complex between the Abbey Church and the new building. Our beautiful Bar Brasserie Pingo has been opened in recent years. Our Abbey Church was also transformed into an exhibition space, where Tilo Baumgärtel can currently be seen. View the current range of exhibitions and presentations here.


What does this mean for your visit?


  • Own collection temporarily unavailable

Our own collection is largely in the depot because of the renovation. At the moment, our archaeology collection (including the Pesse canoe, the Yde girl and the other bog bodies), the Drenthe history collection, Art around 1900 and contemporary realism are not on display. We expect Labyrinthia to open in the spring of 2024.

  • Temporarily other routes

Dust barriers have been installed at various places in our historic buildings. The Drostenhuis and the underpass are temporarily closed.

The Largest Doll’s House in the Netherlands is open and can be reached temporarily via a different route.
The exhibitions Tilo Baumgärtel - Das selbe Wasser and DMspotlight can be reached via Bar Brasserie Pingo.

We do our best to clearly indicate the routes in the building and to keep disruption to a minimum. If you have any questions, you can always contact our employees on site or contact us online.

In our large hall, the exhibition Antonio López - Master of Spanish Realism can be seen from Sunday 28 January. There is no sign of the renovation in this room.


How do I stay informed?

We will keep you informed online about what can and cannot be seen. Also follow us on Facebook or  Instagram for more information and to take a look behind the scenes!

This article was posted on January 26th, 2024