Opening hours:

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
from 10 July also open on Mondays



Work in progress

At the moment, maintenance and refurbishment work is taking place in our museum. The main hall will therefore be closed for some time and there are fewer exhibitions and presentations with us than we usually offer and a large part of our own museum collection is temporarily not on display. Due to this situation, the tickets have been reduced in price for the coming months.

After a period of three weeks of closure, the museum reopened on Sunday 16 April with the exhibition Menyala - The Extraordinary History of the Moluccans in Drenthe, which can be seen in the Abbey Church of the museum. The main exhibition hall will remain closed for the time being. Keep an eye on the museum's website for the most up-to-date information.

Complete new interior design

In recent years, we have worked hard to make the Drents Museum even more attractive. For example, the new catering facility Bar Brasserie Pingo opened and the Abbey Church was transformed into an exhibition space. Now the time has come for our collection. This year we are pulling out all the stops for the museum's spectacular new collection presentation, which is expected to open in the spring of 2024 in the historic building complex on the Brink. The preparatory work for this has already started.


What does this mean for your visit to the Drents Museum?

Due to the renovation, the museum collection is largely in storage. At the moment our collection of archaeology, including the oldest boat in the world, the girl of Yde and the other bog bodies, the collection of Drenthe history, art around 1900 and contemporary realism, is not on display. We expect the new collection presentation to open in the spring of 2024. From then on, the archaeological pieces can also be seen again.

Of course there is still plenty to admire in our museum. The Largest Dollhouse of the Nederlands will remain open as usual, but can be reached temporarily via a different route. The underpass is closed. The exhibition Menyala - The extraordinary history of the Moluccans in Drenthe can be seen in the Abbey Church. In addition, a number of smaller presentations can be seen until May 30. We have a reduced tickets price for the coming months. Check out what's on view