This fascinating exhibition has been realized in collaboration with the National Cattle Museum. Various breeds and crosses are shown, and the cow of the past and present is shown. The domestication and the development of cattle as a supplier of food for humans are also depicted. A prominent place has been reserved for the the cow in paintings. Jan de Haas (1832-1908), representative of the Hague School, is possibly the best painter of the individual cow. Dr. Marleen Felius (1948) is currently the painter par excellence that beautifully pictures the cow in all its diversity. Interesting works of both painters are shown. This exposition was made possible with subsidy from the province of Gelderland.
Cockfights were (and are) popular in Southeast Asia, especially in Bali, but also in other countries in that area. Nowadays game fowl are kept because of their beautiful appearance. The temporary exhibition gives the visitor a glimpse into the history of the cock fighting. Not only in the form of drawings, prints and paintings, but also carvings, ceramics and utensils. Discover the fascinating world of the game fowl.
Exhibition coffee room: “Ode tot he Dutch chicken”
Admire the beautiful pictures of Rik Kooke here. Rik is a graduate biologist from Wageningen University (WUR). During and after that study, he studied at the photo academy. The chickens and roosters of the traditional Dutch breeds in thefowl garden of our museum have served as models for his special series of pictures. The photos are printed on the high-quality Hahnemühle Fine Art Photo Rag paper. With his artistic portraits, Rik Kooke brings an ode to the Dutch varieties. The photos are for sale, also in smaller sizes. Ask for it in the museum.
Children’s Chicken Club
The Children’s Chicken Club of the Dutch Poultry Museum will get a sequel this year. The seventh season will start on Saturday 2 March. Children between the ages of 10 and 12 will be most welcome to join us each Saturday between 10.00 and 11.00 in the museum, located on the Hessenweg.
Fiddling for children
Painting, cutting, pasting, drawing and even more so for the young visitors with expert guidance.
Workshop painting chickens
How do you bring a chicken or an egg to “life” on canvas? Check it and try it yourself in the size of your choice, under appropriate supervision.
A challenge for young and old.
Search for Eastern Eggs
Search for eggs in the fowl garden of the museum, for children up to 12 years. Always exciting!
And who finds the Golden Egg gets a nice prize.
vrijdag 19 april: 15.00 uur; zaterdag 20 april: 11.00, 13.30 en 15.30 uur; maandag 22 april (Tweede Paasdag) 11.00, 13.30, 15.30 uur.
On the Saturday before Easter, the poultry specialist Gert Riezebos will be at the museum from 11:00 – 15:00 hrs to check eggs. How is the process of hatching eggs, which is exactly the content of an egg and why are eggs so healthy? If you like to know all those details, come to the museum with a few eggs.
Look there! Kuukel!
Kuukel is the hero of the Poultry Museum. He leads the way in the search for answers to the “search letters” for the young visitors.
Teaching boxes for primary schools
The Poultry Museum has teaching boxes available for lending by primary schools and destined for projects about chicken and egg. The contents of the boxes has been compiled by education experts and have connections to counting, language, writing, crafts, physical education and technology.
The pupils playfully learn about various aspects related to the chicken and egg.
There are teaching boxes for the groups 1-2; 3-4; 5-6 and 7-8 of the primary school.
Obviously the project is closed by a visit to the Poultry Museum. For more information and reservation of a teaching box, please contact us at:
tel. +31 342400073
In 2019 the museum is open from 2 January – 30 December. Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 hours.
Also open on Easter-Monday and Whit-Monday and on Mondays in the school holidays. The museum is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The fowl garden is closed from November 1 until the end of February. As compensation for that, the visitors get a free cup of coffee / tea or a soft drink.
The year 2019
Here you will find a description of the new exchange exhibitions that we have put together for you. In the coffee room and scattered through the museum you can admire the beautiful and artistic chicken photos of Rik Kooke. This year, in collaboration with the National Animal Husbandry Museum, we have compiled the fascinating exhibition “Our beautiful cattle”. In Hall 4 we take you into the special world of fighting fowl. In addition to paintings, drawings and plates, you can enjoy beautiful Indonesian wood carvings here.