Museums in Eemsdelta and Hoogeland

Northeast Groningen has a wide range of museums, from small ‘living room” museums to bigger ones with collections where you can spend hours browsing. The collections vary from cultural history to art and special and exclusive collections. Here is a list of all the museums, big and small. 

The highlights in the region

Hoogeland open-air museum
The open-air museum gives you an idea of what it was like to live and work in the countryside in around 1900. Twenty recreated buildings, including a primary school, a village café, a Jewish butcher and a painter’s workplace take you back a century. In the old village café, you can still enjoy something to eat and drink. Children can walk on stilts, try out hula hoops and skipping ropes.

Museum and Menkemaborg garden
The Menkemaborg is a fully recreated castle with gardens, moats and a canal, which give an impression of living in a Groningen estate in the 18th century.
Particularly interesting exhibits are the baroque chimneypieces, the four-poster bed, the gentleman’s study and the kitchen. Besides the formal garden, there is also a special sundial garden and an orchard. The rose tunnel in the vegetable and herb garden flowers in July. Estate farmhouse with restaurant.

Museum Møhlman Appingedam
The Museum has three permanent collections:
the Canto Collection, the Møhlmann Collection I (works by modern realist and figurative painters) and the Møhlmann Collection II (works by the painter himself).
Every year, 2 temporary exhibitions are organised.

Museum Stad Appingedam
Museum Stad Appingedam is a cultural-historic museum which provides information about the history and development of the town of Appingedam and the Fivelingo area, focusing particularly on architecture, urban planning and development.

Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl
Visit a stalactite cave and a megalithic tomb ('hunebed'). Admire the variety of shapes and colours of shells. Revisit the maritime history of Delfzijl. This is all possible in the North Sea museum and aquarium Muzeeaquarium Delfzijl.
The museum has four unique collections:
Archaeology, Geology, Shells and Shipping.