• Welcome at the official website of the Dutch Poultry Museum at Barneveld, The Netherlands

    Make a time journey and discover the history of the chicken and the egg. A lot of information about the museum can be found at this site, but if you like to know more details on the developments in the poultry-world, only a personal visit to our museum will do.
    The Dutch Poultry museum comprises spacious exhibition halls, a sprawling fowl garden, an original auction room still in operation, eggs being hatched in traditional incubators, a well assorted museum shop and much more. Day-old chicks may be hold and cuddled.


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  • In 2017 the museum is open from 3 January – 30 December. Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 hours.

    Also open on Easter-Monday and Whit-Monday and on the Mondays in the school holidays. The museum is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The fowl garden is closed from 1 November until the end of February. As compensation for that, the visitors get a free cup of coffee / tea or a soft drink.

    During the winter the new temporary exhibition in the coffee room of the museum is exhibited: “A house full of roosters”