Museum de Oude Wolden, Bellingwolde

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Museum de Oude Wolden (Dutch pronunciation: [myˈzeːjʏm də ˌʔʌudə ˈʋɔldə(n)]; English: Museum The Old Wolds), abbreviated as MOW, is a regional museum in the village of Bellingwolde in the Netherlands. The museum focuses on art and history of the regions of Oldambt and Westerwolde in the east of the province of Groningen.

The museum opened on 10 August 1973. In the first decades, it primarily exhibited historical objects documenting everyday life. In the late 1990s, the museum started to exhibit artworks of artist collective De Ploeg and magic realist painter Lodewijk Bruckman. Since 2012, it has a permanent display of paintings by Bruckman and temporary exhibitions.

The museum is an independent foundation that is mainly funded by the municipality of Bellingwedde. From 2013 to 2016, the museum had around 4,700 visitors per year. It is one of the lesser-visited museums in Groningen.

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  • Wasn't expecting such a cool museum but absolutely worth it. Besides the exhibition they also serve coffee.  more »
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  • Small but great museum run by volunteers. Whether you will enjoy a visit will, of course, depend upon the exhibition that is running at the time of your visit. The museum doesn't have an own collection. But, anyway, the place and the area is great and they deserve a visit.
  • Beautiful museum in beautiful Westerwolde. There is a lot to discover in this area.
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