Open air museum

Schools

Bokrijk Open-Air Museum is the perfect place for a school or youth club outing. Children and young people can experience and relive life in the past, thanks to fascinating interactive programmes. We can also design programmes tailored to your requirements. Pre-school, primary school, secondary school and youth club groups will all find things to their liking. In other words, fun and educational at the same time!

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For more information, please send an email at any time to bokrijksales@limburg.be

workshop routes

Our Bokrijk workshops contain enhanced content for interactive and informative activities that take place in a real workshop. With this option, your group firstly follows an interesting and interactive route that gives them insight into the artisanal product process of baking bread, making honey, pottery as well as leather, textile and carpentry. You choose the workshop route that fits you best. Every route is interchanged with one of the specially equipped workshop barns where the children can learn the basic techniques of a craftsmanship and be active themselves, creating something as a result.

workshop routes
LEATHER FROM ANIMAL SKINS + WORKSHOP

LEATHER FROM ANIMAL SKINS + WORKSHOP

Age
6 - 18
Duration
1,5h
Language
NL, on demand FR - EN - DE
Price (excl. entree)
€ 6,00 p.p.

Back in the day, animals on the farm were no pets but useful animals. Even the dog! During this route, your students will learn about forgotten products and traditions. From cows’ manure in the stable to the dog in the butter wheel. Also when animals were butchered, no part of the animal would be lost: knucklebones were used to play with.

Kempen
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ITCHY FABRICS + WORKSHOP

ITCHY FABRICS + WORKSHOP

Age
6 - 18
Participants
15 - 25
Duration
1,5h
Language
NL, on demand FR - EN - DE
Price (excl. entree)
€ 6,00 p.p.

Back in the day, materials for clothing came from the land...or from an animal like sheep’s wool. What is the origin of authentic clothes? How were raw materials spun by hand and woven into a tunic or trousers? Without modern dyes, the result looked totally different. Feeling and comparing with your own jeans and T-shirt…it’s different!

Kempen
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TOP FUN MADE BY HAND + workshop

TOP FUN MADE BY HAND + workshop

Age
8 - 18
Participants
15 - 25
Duration
1,5h
Language
NL, on demand FR - EN - DE
Price (excl. entree)
€ 6,00 p.p.

This workshop route starts with a workshop of 1 hour, followed by a tour of 30 minutes. During the route, the children learn about raw materials, the craftsmanship itself and the daily use of pottery. Your group discovers how and from where that pottery went all the way to the countryside and how people used to treat cutlery.

Kempen
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FROM GRAIN TO BREAD + workshop

FROM GRAIN TO BREAD + workshop

Age
4 - 18
Participants
15 - 25
Duration
1,5h
Language
NL, on demand FR - EN - DE
Price (excl. entree)
€ 6,00 p.p.

Bread...the basic nourishment of human beings. During the route it becomes clearer that back in the day you wouldn’t just go to the bakery for a sliced white bread. Once a week the woman would bake bread in the baking house, using grain the farmer himself had harvested and which had been grinded by the miller. That it smelled, tasted and even looked differently?

Kempen
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SO GOOD CAN IT BEE, SWEET HONEY FOR ME + WORKSHOP

SO GOOD CAN IT BEE, SWEET HONEY FOR ME + WORKSHOP

Age
4 - 18
Participants
15 - 25
Duration
1,5h
Language
NL, on demand FR - EN - DE
Price (excl. entree)
€ 6,00 p.p.

During this route, the students discover one of the most valuable animals of the countryside of the Kempen, the bee. Honey was something sought after very much, but also beeswax served all sorts of purposes. It served as shoe polish, lip balm and it’s noteworthy that it was the material for making candles and therefore light.

Kempen
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I WOODN'T WANT TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU + WORKSHOP

I WOODN'T WANT TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU + WORKSHOP

Age
6 - 18
Participants
15 - 25
Duration
1,5h
Language
NL, on demand FR - EN - DE
Price (excl. entree)
€ 6,00 p.p.

Without modern equipment, making a wooden beam from a tree and a house from wooden beams was much harder than it is now. During the route you will see tools from back then up close! But please be careful, wood burns! The class also learns about the dangers of fire and how people protected themselves from fire in the past.

Kempen
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