Boxtel Museum of Prehistory

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Learn all about prehistoric times in the biggest geological museum of the Netherlands and wander among life-sized dinosaurs and other extinct animals! The unique fossils take you back in time, allowing you to discover countless extraordinary trees and bushes in the amazing Prehistoric Garden as well as ‘living fossils’. In the laboratory and the dinosaur workshop, visitors are able to speak with the volunteers to learn more about the research done in this museum. With its playground and the exciting prehistoric forest, this educational museum offers families with children between the ages of 4 and 12 an amazing day out. Or, as a young explorer phrased it: “We had another great day, with plenty to see and do!

Modern experience of the past
The museum is open fr…

Learn all about prehistoric times in the biggest geological museum of the Netherlands and wander among life-sized dinosaurs and other extinct animals! The unique fossils take you back in time, allowing you to discover countless extraordinary trees and bushes in the amazing Prehistoric Garden as well as ‘living fossils’. In the laboratory and the dinosaur workshop, visitors are able to speak with the volunteers to learn more about the research done in this museum. With its playground and the exciting prehistoric forest, this educational museum offers families with children between the ages of 4 and 12 an amazing day out. Or, as a young explorer phrased it: “We had another great day, with plenty to see and do!

Modern experience of the past
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday (10:00-17:00) and offers birthday parties, school visits and other group visits. The museum focuses on times long past. With its augmented reality app, DinohunterBoxtel (which allows you to capture dinosaurs in the village centre!), ‘Boxtel’s gem’ offers a surprising modern experience that fits in perfectly with today’s explorers. The museum also offers fun quests, both on paper and in digital form (oertijdapp.nl).

Shop and museum cafe
The museum shop contains many fossils, mineral jewellery, books and stuffed animals. A cup of coffee or a light snack can be purchased at the museum cafe.

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Opening times

  • Every monday closed
  • Every tuesday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every wednesday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every thursday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every friday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every saturday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every sunday from 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

  • Adults€11.50
  • Children€8.50 (3 until 11 year old)

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