Partner museums in the Netherlands and Germany

Museum Collectie Brands has a number of partner museums. You can find an overview below.

Museum Klooster Ter Apel

Groningen (NL)

In the beautiful place of Westerwolde, you can find a cultural-historical pearl: the former monastery Domus Novae Lucius / The House of the New Light, from 1465. This monument in the middle of a large forest houses a museum with a unique collection and fascinating temporary exhibitions and a beautiful monastery garden.


Emslandmuseum Lingen


The Emslandmuseum shows the history of the county and city of Lingen from the Middle Ages to the present day. Besides old fortification plans, weapons and church art, furniture, pewter utensils, tiles and other everyday objects from past centuries play a role.


Schloss Clemenswerth


Clemenswerth Jagdschloss was built in the years 1737-1747 by order of Clemens August, the prince elector and archbishop of Cologne. It is still the only Jagdschloss in the world with a star-shaped avenue structure. Eight linden avenues lead to the centre; the show hunting lodge. Eight pavilions surround the castle.


Emsland Moormuseum


Europe’s largest moor museum is located in Geeste, in the Emsland region. In two modern exhibition halls and on the large outdoor area, all aspects of peat colonisation in the 18th and 19th centuries in north-west Germany are presented. The showpiece is Ottomeyer’s giant plough.


We are also affiliated with Platform Drentse Musea. More than 50 museums are a part of this platform.

Other partners

Museum Collectie Brands is one of eight moor gateways in the Natu(u)rpark Moor-Veenland. This German-Dutch nature reserve was once part of the extensive Bourtanger Moor. Due to the peat extraction of the past centuries, this area shrunk considerably in size, but in recent years a lot of hard work has been done to restore its natural beauty. This has brought unique plant and animal species to the area today.

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We are also member of Stichting Het Drentse Veenland. This foundation unites various day attractions and overnight locations in the southeast corner of Drenthe.

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