In the winter of 2022-2023 Museum de Duikelaar will be closed for renovation. The museum is located in an old school building from the 1950‘s. Whilst maintaining the iconic style of the school, the building will be updated and transformed into a museum worthy location. This includes among others creating a bigger exposition area by removing the classroom walls and making the building more wheelchair accessible.

This renovation is partly sponsored by the EU Leader program, Provincie Drenthe and others. Whilst we are very grateful for the funds we have already received, we are still looking for the remaining funds. Would you like to support us? Please contact Bert Ronhaar at

75 Years liberation 2.0

This summer (April till September)  you can visit our temporary exhibition 75 years liberation 2.0. In this exhibition you can see an original ‘National Liberation Skirt’. ‘Liberation skirts’, also known as ‘Celebration skirts’ were an initiative of Mies Boissevain – Van Lennep, a Jewis resistance woman who survived the war. At her initiative hundreds of woman made colorful skirts out of little pieces of used fabric. The skirts were embroidered with dates and names that were special for the maker.

In between lockdowns the museum organized a ‘Celebration garment’ workshop. Five women designed and made their own garments, celebrating their live, the museum, liberty or their friends. Just like the originals these garments are made of re-used pieces of fabric and all are embroidered. These five garments are part of the exhibition.