The museum is established in seven small houses dating back to the seventeenth century, in the old village of Sommelsdyk. The museum is subdivided into nineteen sections and there is an annually changing exhibition. All aspects of life and work on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee are shown in a well-ordered way.
The museum-collection dates back to the first century A.D. The visitor will find a complete dwelling, grocery shop and school classroom A.D. 1900. The sections fishery and agriculture give an impression of the principal means of living in the past. You may also take a glance at the workshops of a smith, a clog maker and a shoe-maker. See the greatest medieval coin treasure ever found in The Netherlands.
A Virtual Reality Experience serves as a reminder of the ‘Watersnoodramp’, the disastrous flood of 1953, when hundreds of islanders were drowned.