Experience history; travel 15.000 years in one day! Visit the early hunter/gatherers, the first farmers, Roman outposts, Franks & Vikings, trade, growth of cities, all the way up to the Eighty Years War. Meet inhabitants in centuries-old farms and homesteads. Try some historical games, take a Time-Traveling-Selfie and discover Time Chests!
Looking for a bite to eat? The Herberg Den Bonten Os proudly serves artisanal foods and drinks made with locally sourced ingredients.
Starting March 30th we are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00-17:00. We are open on Mondays on holidays and in school-vacations.
We are also open to hosting celebrations, events and meetings year round at the preHistorisch Dorp.
The Tijdkijker app puts you in the middle of historical scenes ranging from 15.000 years ago to the Eighty Years War. Go on a scavenger hunt through time and discover six real archeological objects located in different houses. When you’ve found them, the app will give you a task to complete. You can also take amazing Time-Traveling-Selfies; you’ll see what you would look like as a member of nobility or as a fierce hunter. Did you find all the locations and complete the tasks correctly? Then you’ve become a real Time Traveller! Download the app in the Apple Store or Google Playstore and explore all nine locations.
Meet our historical inhabitants in their homes, hard at work on their homesteads, or working on their crafts in six different eras. Join a time guide for a tour daily at 14:30. During weekends and in the vacations an extra tour is given at 12:30.
We offer custom tours for visitors with a learning impairment. Please call to make arrangements.
Have you always wanted to try forging metal? Or maybe you’d rather learn how to make a leather bag? Children between the ages of 8 and 12 are invited to join us on Wednesday afternoons between 15:00-17:00 to get creative in the historical Artisan’s Craft Lab!
Time Chests are hidden throughout the entire museum. Inside, you'll find extra information about the period that's all around you. The chests have more information about everyday life: clothing, what they ate, and skills that everyone knew. Can you find them all?
Did you Always wanted to learn how to forge iron? Or would you like to make a leathe purse? Then come from May 9th form 3 PM until 5 PM to the hisorical crafts lab! There you can learn what the medieval craft masters taught their apprentices. From forging to weaving - you can do it in our lab!
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Ascension Weekend: Herbal Wise Women and Potion-Mixers
Discover the magical world of herbs and plants during the Ascension weekend: Learn that there’s an herb for everything!Read more >
The Vikings are coming to invade the preHistorisch Dorp! This year, the largest Viking Festival will host almost 300 Vikings in Eindhoven. For three days the entire village will be transformed into a Viking camp, with artisans, traders and warriors. Immerse yourself in all things Viking- they’re coming with their families and give us a glimpse of what daily life was like some 1,000 years ago. There will be spectacular shows, weapons demonstrations and crafts to admire. Musicians will play authentic instruments, storytellers will share their best sagas and traders will offer fine goods for sale. Enjoy the stories, delight in the wonders to find and come join the table at the Viking dinner with live entertainment (by reservation only). This is an event you don’t want to miss...Read more >