Reopening Ceramic Museum Goedewaagen
To our visitors and museum friends,
new opening hours
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we as a museum foundation have had to endure an extremely difficult operating period from the beginning of March 2020 in addition to a lockdown of more than 8 months in two periods together. Due to the current uncertainty of the situation, the limited availability of staff and plans to rebuild the front building of the factory, we are forced to revise the opening hours until further notice. The museum is open on working days from Wednesday to Friday from 12 to 4 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. At the request of the authorities, it is advisable to register the visit at firstname.lastname@example.org - and not by telephone. In the museum, we adhere to the distance and hygiene guidelines of the RIVM.
As far as guided tours of the museum and the factory workshops are concerned, there is also a limitation compared to the time before the pandemic. Because there are no protected walking routes in the factory in accordance with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Foundation cannot offer guided tours of the factory workshops during the week. However, a comprehensive tour of the museum and factory workshops is possible at the weekend. This will enable you to visit more rooms than was possible in the period before Corona. Requests for groups of at least 4 people should be made at least two days in advance and again only via email@example.com. During the week, guided tours for young and old are also possible on request via e-mail in the now greatly expanded museum.
information on exhibitions and collection
Through our Facebook page Keramisch Museum Goedewaagen we bring you regular news about our exhibitions, the museum collection and the production history of Dutch factories and designers.
Goedewaagen Ceramic Museum in Nieuw-Buinen (Drenthe)
Visit Ceramic Museum Goedewaagen
I have questions about the origin, age, trade price and insurance value of Dutch pottery.The Royal Goedewaagen Earthenware Factory does not give any further information about what this factory and the eight other companies that merged into the Goedewaagen group produced in the past centuries. The museum has been doing so since 1998 and provides, as far as possible, thorough information about decorated Dutch earthenware from the period after 1875, the beginning of the industrial age for ceramics. The museum, which is not subsidised by any government, charges a modest fee for this public service of online determinations and valuations. See for the conditions determinations and valuations.
Can you also advise on a necessary restoration?
Since 2011, the Ceramic Museum Goedewaagen also offers a restoration service. For this purpose, the museum is working together with Mrs. Hanne Friederichs from Leek, a highly experienced and knowledgeable restorer who works for MuseumgoudA, the Drents Museum, the Museum Het Princessehof and many major collectors. Whenever possible, Mrs Friederichs holds a meeting in the museum on the last Sunday afternoon of the month. See the bi-monthly programme of activities.