Discover the museum
Are you spending time in the Veluwe area? Then visit the Old Crafts & Toys Museum for a day of nostalgia and fun! The museum welcomes the young and old, is weelchair friendly and guarantees a smile on all faces.
You can wander through the museum without a guide and will be greeted by several passionate volunteers along the way. They love to share some traditional crafts and their history with you. With treasure hunts, a play area and a square of old Dutch games for kids it truly is a fun-filled day for all!
Old crafts museum
The museum offers no less than 160 different traditional arts and crafts! And while passing shops and workplaces of specific craftsmen -and women you’ll learn about the history of, mainly, the Netherlands from approximately 1900-1980. Step inside a blacksmith’s forge, an old classroom, watch spinners or a tanner at work. Seniors will love reminiscing and the young(er) ones will be amazed by times gone by. The museum really takes you on a journey through several decades.
Old crafts come to life
To truly experience history several arts and crafts are being demonstrated live in the museum. Every week volunteers recreate old times by actually spinning a wheel, producing stained glass or making clocks like they did in the old days. The outside area of the museum highlights some antique farming machinery, an old fire hose and large butter churn. And for the young visitors there’s a square filled with old Dutch games.
The outside area of the museum highlights some antique farming machinery, an old fire hose and large butter churn. And for the young visitors there’s a square filled with old Dutch games.
Events & Exhibitions
Besides the vast permanent collection the museum also organizes events and temporary exhibitions. Follow the Facebook or Instagram pages or sign in to the newsletter to for all current and future activities!
In addition to the large space of arts and crafts the museum also dedicates an entire floor to ancient toys. Teddybears, Dinky toys, dollhouses and trains; either you, your parents or grandparents have played with something you’ll find there!
Just for kids
The Toys museum also features a corner just for kids to play. While enjoying games and toys from the past or going on treasure hunts your kids will not just have lots of fun at the museum. They will learn a lot about history at the same time!
Maximize your visit
The Old Crafts and Toys museum has enough to offer to fill an entire day! There is so much to see and do you might get thirsty and create a healthy appetite! You could bring your own lunch and take a seat at one of the outside picknick tables. But you could also enjoy some coffee and sweets, lunch or just some refreshing drinks in our museum restaurant.