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no fleet without dockyard, no dockyard without people

350 years of Willemsoord shine through in the portraits from the history of the dockyard. They remind us of the wretched living and working conditions, the internal relationships and the work ethos of times past. The gigantic installation with photos is a trip down memory lane for former dockyard workers. And then the stories come pouring out…

For children, we came up with Dockyard Secrets. An voyage of discovery along the former state dockyard, with Nelly and Simon, two young dockyard residents. In 6 mysterious crates, scattered among the permanent exhibits, Nelly and Simon share their dockyard secrets. They give assignments with every crate, too. By blowing, rubbing and pulling, the children learn how a sailing ship moves ahead, how iron is forged and how important ropes were on board. For the youngest visitors, we came up with a naval play area, complete with cuddly fishes.


  • client  navy museum den helder
  • year  2012
  • www  marinemuseum.nl
  • construction   bruns
  • photography  mike bink en digidaan


  • nomination  micheletti award 2012
  • nomination  best daytrip ANWB 2012
  • winner  zoover highly recommended 2012

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