The Casteelse Poort Museum showcases the history of Wageningen as well as the Wageningen
Castle ruins over which the museum was built.
The house was formerly the property of a wealthy 19th century family until it was converted to the current museum.
Highlight of the museum is the archeological dig on display in the basement of the museum, which uncovers part of the foundation of the old Wageningen castle that had been discovered.
Behind the museum is a preserved section of the wall and watch tower foundations of the said castle.
History of Wageningen
Wageningen always has been a good place to live. The museum documents the local history of five thousand years. It´s the remarkable history of a small town that got international allure.
L.A. Torck (1687-1758), the most famous Lord op the Wageningen Castle
PRESENT YOUR FAVOURITE BEER!
Foreign students in Wageningen are invited to present their favourite beer. In 2013 the museum will devote a major part of all its exhibition space to the most popular drink in the world. Why? Because we celebrate Wageningen´s 750 years city rights.
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1 April to 31 October
11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
1 November to 31 March
12 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Parties can visit the museum outside opening hours by appointment. Please contact the museum.
Adults € 3,-
Children <12 jaar € 1,50
Wednesdays, PM free
The museum and its facilities are accessible to people with disabilities.
Take the train to either Rhenen or Ede-Wageningen. Bus services to Wageningen bus station run from both stations.
From Wageningen bus station the museum is a 10-minute walk. Car drivers will find plenty of parking facilities in the vicinity of the museum.
Friends of the museum
The Vereniging Vrienden van het Museum De Casteelse Poort (Friends of the Museum) supports the museum financially. In providing additional funding to assist the museum in acquiring objects of interest, or in the realization of specialprojects, the Friends’ support proves invaluable. If you are interested in the history of Wageningen and in the preservation of the cultural and historical heritage of the town, why not turn your interest in to tangible support? For a small annual contribution you can join Friends of the Museum. Subscribers will receive the bi-annual museum-newsletter and are entitled to free entry to the museum.
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Wageningen Peace 1945
The negotiation and terms of surrender of the German forces in the Netherlands, May 1945, left behind a wealth of material and memories both of which are on display in this exhibition. For the Dutch people, Wageningen is the City of Liberation.
The signing of the Peace of Wageningen, painted by W.J. van de Kerke (1953). At the left side the Canadian general Foulkes, opposite to him the surrendering German generals. Standing behind the table the leader of the Dutch Armed Forces, Prince Bernhard.
24 May 2013 -27 October 2013