Today open till 17:00 hrs

Travel through time

October 16-31: Survive the past

Life in previous ages was hard and survival was a true art. After all, you had to make do with what you could find around you and what you could make of it. This autumn break you will dive into survival techniques in the preHistorisch Dorp.

How do you deal with hunger and how can you fight the cold? How can you keep food longer and how do you take care of injuries? How can you overtake enemies and how do you protect yourself from the rain? You'll discover old and modern skills that are necessary to survive in nature in our museum from October 16 to 31. Read more on our Dutch event page or buy tickets using the button below.

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The preHistorisch Dorp is open until October 31! We currently have a maximum number of visitors per day. In order to stay within this limit, we advice you to book your ticket to the museum in advance online.

Day visits possible
The preHistorisch Dorp is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:30 to 17:00 hours.

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Experience history up close

The preHistorisch Dorp in Eindhoven is the replica of a prehistoric and medieval village, complete with dwellings and demonstrations of skills used by historic people. The open-air museum recreates life from this and later eras. Experience history by discovering the museum by yourself. On your way, you’ll meet hunters from the Stone Age, farmers from prehistoric times, and craftsmen from the Middle Ages. Stop for a chat and be amazed by their stories about daily life in the past.

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What you will discover:

Do you feel like a hunter? Then learn to throw javelin or make a fire. Are you more of a strong prehistoric woman? Learn to weave tape or paddle in a trunk canoe. The Vikings among us learn to shoot with bows and arrows, or discover how they forge a sword. And adventurers will search for the secret path or listen to exciting stories around the fire. In whose skin do you feel most comfortable? Discover it at the preHistorisch Dorp!

What can you do?

Corona guidelines

We conform to the Dutch RIVM guidelines and the protocols of the Dutch Museumvereniging. Click the link to view how this would impact your visit.

Corona guidelines

Rent or buy historical costumes

Has it been your dream to dress up as a damsel in a magnificent medieval dress? Or hunter in a unique costume from the iron age? The preHistorisch Dorp offers a wide selection of beautiful historical clothing to rent or to buy for special occasions. Choose garments from different eras, such as the stone-age, Middle Ages or the Roman era.

Check out our selection