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

experience@bokrijk

‘Experience@Bokrijk’ is our umbrella term describing a day out for your class, where your pupils will discover, in an interactive way and based on their own experiences, how life used to be. The level of the themed route is adapted to meet the group’s needs. Supervision for the programmes in Haspengouw is provided by our experienced guides, a real falconer and Bokrijk actors.

experience@bokrijk
New in 2019: Bruegel game

New in 2019: Bruegel game

Age
9 - 16
Participants
15 - 25
Duration
2hrs
Language
NL - FR - EN - DE
Price (excl. entree)
€ 5 p.p.

In the interactive Bruegel Game the jester from the painting 'The battle between Carnival and Lent' leads you and your family on a digital rope. Bruegel meets Pokémon Go and Snapchat in Bokrijk! Upon departure*, in the residential house from Wortel via “augmented reality” you will be given a virtual head to wear, after the example of a real model from the 16 century. The game includes an exciting search for missing objects from the painting, which you can find around the locations of the six experiential stops. Collect them all and put them in a proud position on your hat!
Along the way, you have the chance to improve your score by achieving the goals of various games.

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New in 2019: The Bruegel Trail 'The world of Bruegel’

New in 2019: The Bruegel Trail 'The world of Bruegel’

Participants
15 - 25
Duration
2 HRS
Language
NL - FR - EN - DE
Price (excl. entree)
€ 5,50 P.P.

The Bruegel Trail 'The World of Bruegel’ lets you discover Bruegel in Bokrijk. An experienced Bokrijkguide takes you on your journey through the museum. Who was Pieter Bruegel the Elder? What do his works tell us about daily life in the 16th century? And how does his oeuvre translate into the present day? You will become familiar with original 16th century objects, carefully selected by dr. Sabine Pénot, Bruegel expert of the Art History Museum in Vienna. It shows items from Bruegel’s time, and discover the meaning behind the landscapes and scenes he depicts in his works. Like no other, this artist had the gift to capture ordinary people with all their particularities.

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PLAY-TIME

PLAY-TIME

Age
6 - 18
Participants
15 - 25
Duration
2HRS
Price (excl. entree)
€ 5,00 P.P.

On this fun and involving route, children compare opinions about old-fashioned games and life in the good old days with how things are today. The guide takes them to the "game areas" where the boys and girls of yesteryear played: the village square for fun fair games, a wash tub for blowing bubbles or a field for throwing at a harrow.
What games are still popular? The class plays games with or against each other with loads of games such as jacks, sack racing, hoop and stick, blind man's buff, hopscotch, playing with marbles and rock-paper-scissors. Do they miss their smartphones on the route? Of course not!

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FROM BEING A FAN OF CRAFTS TO BECOMING A CRAFTSMAN

FROM BEING A FAN OF CRAFTS TO BECOMING A CRAFTSMAN

Age
10 - 14
Participants
15 - 25
Duration
2HRS
Price (excl. entree)
€ 5,00 P.P.

During this route the group discovers how traditional CRAFTSMANSHIP provided basic needs - from housing, food and clothing to heat. We start with a profile test to find out what individual talents the group has. Who has a natural ability with a wood saw, who can bundle twigs together, chop wood or recognise herbs? Find out whether your group could cope with working in a nineteenth century village. Which jobs have disappeared and which are back in fashion? How do you learn a craft? The guide helps the group to compare the old ways with their own life. It is an ode to manual labour and craftsmanship of the past, today and tomorrow.

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Bokrijkrally

Bokrijkrally

Age
12 - 18
Participants
15 - 25
Duration
2hrs
Language
NL - FR - EN - DE
Price (excl. entree)
€ 5,00 p.p.

In the Bokrijk Rally, participants discover the daily life of long ago via playful competition. Two teams take each other on in searches and hands-on tests; horseshoe throwing, rope jumping, relay races, and so on, where the key ingredient is team spirit. All the tasks are directly linked to rural life 100 or more years ago.

Kempen or Flanders
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What if...

What if...

Age
6 - 18
Participants
15 - 25
Duration
2hrs
Language
NL - FR - EN - DE
Price (excl. entree)
€ 5,00 p.p.

What if... you could only have a wash once a week? What if there was no supermarket? What if you had to walk for hours to get to school? And what if there were no computers? Through conversations with the guide and creative hands-on tasks, your class will compare contemporary and bygone daily life. The guide always uses the children’s answers to introduce the next topic, because their opinions are important!

Kempen
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Fairy tales first aid

Fairy tales first aid

Age
4 - 12
Participants
15 - 20
Duration
1,5hrs - 2hrs
Language
NL - FR - EN - DE
Price (excl. entree)
€ 5,00 p.p.

Tag along in a quest full of exciting challenges and follow the steps of well-known fairy tale figures, witches and goblins. In this magical adventure you will decide how the story goes. Once upon a time… have fun!

Kempen