Jans Brands, the museum’s founder, collected absolutely everything on his farm in Nieuw-Dordrecht. "Jans’s World" can be visited all the year round!
So much to see! Themes in the museum
If you are interested in the history of Drenthe, our museum is certainly worth a visit.
Discover even more about our collection with the help of the museum app. Scan the QR codes of our 'smart' showcases and learn more!
Joy of Recognition
Our museum contains many objects that are no longer used today. Do you remember them? Our guides can tell you everything.
So much to learn!
Janny Jalving Hall
In this renewed museum hall, you will find various objects from our permanent collection, a changing exhibition area and several books that you are allowed to examine.
'Koffer vol Spullegies' - An old suitcase from Jans Brands' attic containing five objects from the museum. The suitcase can be used for cultural education in primary schools.
We have developed various arrangements especially for groups. With guided tours, coffee and tea or a lunch, everything included. Take a look at our special offers.
From the guestbook:"
An aha moment!"
Museum of endless curiosity
A lifetime of endless curiosity is the best way to describe the collection of museum founder Jans Brands. He could collect like no other. Jans managed to collect thousands of books and objects by keeping what others threw away, scouring flea markets, visiting many antique shops and attending a lot of auctions. It got to a point where his farm was filled to bursting. Jans’s curiosity was truly insatiable and inimitable.
Now he devoted himself to collecting coins, then he went in for weights. Yet the majority of his collection comes from, or tells about, the province of Drenthe. From the tools of workers in the moorland through to the pastor’s magic lantern. Experience it for yourself by stepping over the threshold of the old living quarters of Jans Brands and enjoy a journey back in time. But be warned: You won’t ever get bored at Museum Collectie Brands!