Ceramic Museum Goedewaagen and COVID-19
As of 1 July 2020, the COVID-19 rules for museums have been slightly relaxed. The Ceramic Museum Goedewaagen Foundation, partly because many members of its museum team belong to the at-risk group of senior citizens aged 70 years and older, cannot expand admission to the museum to include opening hours as prior to the pandemic. At that point the museum was open 7 days a week. Until 1 September, the museum is now open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons from noon to 4pm and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 5pm. Digital registration is no longer required for these days. However, it is important that visitors follow the health and hygiene guidelines of the Dutch government.
The shop that has been handed over to the museum foundation by the Royal Goedewaagen pottery factory is also only accessible on these 5 days during the mentioned opening hours.
New tandem tour on request
Due to the imposed 1.5 meter distance directive, visits by larger groups including a guided tour of the factory workshops are unfortunately not yet possible until 1 September. What is new is that the museum foundation is introducing a so-called tandem tour for the 5 opening afternoons, which means that a guided tour of the museum and factory workshops will be possible on request for a household of two or three people. Due to the limited number of participants, the tandem tour also allows more ateliers to be visited than is possible with larger groups. The tour costs a fixed price of € 40. This tour must be booked at least two days in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ceramic Museum Goedewaagen in the Netherlands
You can find the museum on the provincial border of Drenthe and Groningen in Nieuw Buinen. The museum is one of the adjacent pottery factory Royal Goedewaagen, a legally and financially completely independent foundation.
Visit the Goedewaagen Ceramic Museum
What can I expect during a visit? In the gallery, the museum shows approximately 800 objects in temporary exhibitions and in a longer-lasting presentation of pottery from Art Nouveau and Art Déco. See for the exhibition program exhibitions, for the masterpieces collection and for new acquisitions donations. The Gouda Thesaurus is located in the intermediate hall of the museum. From a PC placed there for the exhibitions and lectures from the year 2000 60 Powerpoint catalogs with around 10,000 reasoned images. The museum is open every working day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and on weekends from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The entrance costs € 6 per person and for children aged 6 to 17 years € 3 per person.