PreHistoric Village and historical collection

Eindhoven Museum was founded in 2012 after the merger of Historical Open Air Museum Eindhoven and Museum Kempenland Eindhoven. The living history of the former Historical Open Air Museum and the valuable collection of Museum Kempenland bring a hundred generations of Eindhovenars to life under the motto: From beginning to E(i)ndhoven. 

From Prehistoric House to EM

Back in 1982 the 'Prehistoric House' was build at the Genneper Parker, under the guidance of Anneke Boonstra. Here pupils could experience how life could have been in the Iron Age. Soon after the first farm was build more houses were erected and the Iron Age village 'Eversham' came into existince. The museum would then go on under the name of Prehistoric Open Air Museum. In 2002 the museum expanded to include the medieval village 'Endehoven'. Through arson in 2003 the museum lost one of the Iron Age farms and the caretakers' house. Both were rebuild in 2006. The rebuild farm is nowadays known as the 'Cattle Farm'. In 2016 the museum saw a  return to its roots , with a historical building team, but also with the recognisable name preHistoric Village.

De Historical Collection was first assembled in 1932. The first Museum Kempenland was opened in 1937, at the former cityhall at the Rechtestraat. Here it would stay until 1939, after which it moved to the Van Abbe Museum until 1954, where it was allocated an own room.

From 1954 to 1971 the museum was housed at the former Weigh House at the Paradijslaan, then it relocated to the former Courthouse at Stratumseind 32 until 1982. From 1983 until 2012 the museum was housed at the Steentjeskerk. At the moment the collection of Kempenland is placed in storage. The collection was made accesable to the public for the first time in three years with the exposition: 'Her city', about women in the industrial city Eindhoven. Again in 2016 Eindhoven Museum will organise a big exposition with the Historical Collection.

One of the biggest cultural attractions of Eindhoven. Eindhoven Museum has developed into an impressive accommodation with an interesting educational and recreational program. With almost 50,000 visitors yearly Eindhoven Museum is one of the bigger cultural attractions of Eindhoven.

Einhoven Museum is an ANBI

Eindhoven Musueum is an ANBI ( establishment for common benefit). The Stichting (Foundation) Museum Kempenland is an ANBI also. Every ANBI is obligated to publish its policies and finances. For more information on ANBI organisations and donating to an ANBI see

Name of the organisation: Stichting (Foundation) Eindhoven Museum. Apart from Stichting Eindhoven Museum there is a seperate Stichting Museum Kempenland.

RSIN/ fiscal number: 009076049 | VAT-number: NL009076049B01 | Chamber of Commerce 41089337

Read more on our General Terms and Conditions.

Address: Boutenslaan 161B, 5644 TV Eindhoven.

The objective of the ANBI:

The foundation has the following objective: The operation of one or more museum(s) and to further  cultural activities and the arousal and stimulation of human society to the natural habitat, objects of cultural historical value having a connection to the city and/or region of Eindhoven, works of art produced since the eightteenth century by Dutch or Flemmish artists and/or having a connection to Noord-Brabant, the organising of expositions and shows and other cultural activities. And also all that can be , in the broadest sence, be connected or be constructive to that. Further information: the Statutes.

The main features of the policy plan:  see activities plan 2017.pdf.

Names and functions of the board: 

  • Hans Moors (Chairman)
  • Robert van Vugt (Treasurer)
  • Merel Franke (Secretary)
  • Niels Groot (Board Member)
  • Jean Bernard Martens (Board Member)

Compensation policy:

The boardmembers are not entitled to compensation for  excercising  their tasks. The will, however, be compensated for costs made in the exercition of their function, if supported by documents and these costs are not immoderate.

The board will establish the remuneration and futher terms of employment for the management. CAO (collective employment agreement) day recreation will apply for Eindhoven Museum. Connected to this is the wage schedule of the CAO Recreation. 

Annual Reports

Eindhoven Museum will look back on previous years through annual reports. What did Eindhoven Museum do and accomplish? You can read about it in the annual reports.

Of course, of every calender year there will be a financial report. For some years you will find an excerpt of the Annual accounts here.

Museum Kempenland Eindhoven


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