A visit to the Limburgs Museum is a journey of discovery through time, getting to know people who are and feel like we do: what you see is yourself. The museum tells stories that do just that. Inspiring tales that evoke your own memories. Discover more about Limburg’s history and culture.
Admire the grave finds
Grave of a wealthy woman
Two heavy bronze ankle rings were the most spectacular items in the grave of an eminent woman who died in the middle of the Iron Age. Besides these jewels, a belt clasp, a coat pin and some bronze remnants were also found. Ankle rings are very rarely found in the Netherlands. These were items imported from Southern Germany. Admire these grave finds in our permanent exhibition “From meanderthal man to city-dweller”.
Admire the burial gifts
A Merovingian settlement from the beginning of the middle ages was discovered on the Antoniusveld in Venray. The inhabitants of this village were still not Christians, because burial gifts were left in their graves. The most notable grave in the settlement was that of a prominent woman. She was buried in circa 600 in a tunic on which a gold brooch was pinned that had been decorated with an inlay of coloured paste glass. Admire this brooch in the permanent exhibition “From neanderthal man to city-dweller”
Discover Limburg's cuisine
Limburg has a reputation of being a province of sumptuous living. But anyone digging into the history of Limburg’s cuisine will learn that “Scrooge” ruled the roost here for a long time. Limburg’s sumptuous image was created in the third quarter of the 20th century by advertising campaigns aimed at encouraging consumption. The presentation about gastronomic culture (1800 – 2000) in the Limburgs Museum is highly appreciated by visitors, above all because the exhibition is a feast of recollections. Discover Limburg’s cuisine in the permanent exhibition “Take a look in the kitchen”.
Discover the church
Heaven on earth
The presentations in the Limburgs Museum were all designed as a source of inspiration, sometimes with metaphors. Sculptures dating back to the sixteenth century are presented in a church setting. Religious items occupy an important position in the cultural heritage of Limburg. The Roman Catholic Church was the most important client for many centuries. Regional religious art, especially sculptures from the period between 1475 and 1550 and paintings/stained glass from the twentieth century, are of supra-regional significance. Discover this church in the permanent exhibition “Power between heaven and earth”