Fisheries Museum - Breskens

In the seven rooms at our disposal, we tell the fascinating story of the sea, of fishermen and the extraordinary catches of fossils, shells and other marine treasures. We have one of the largest exhibited collection of birds. There is also a sea aquarium where various fish live such as sharks, seahorses, flatfish, crabs, shrimps, starfish and lobsters. The history of fishing in Breskens is brought to life through objects, models, paintings and stories. The extensive collection of fossil bones, utensils, shark teeth, mammoth teeth, often millions of years old, also bring history to life. These fossils were fished up by Bresken fishermen. An old fisherman demonstrates fishing net knitting and fisherman's knot tying. Visitors can try this too. Finally, you can participate in the game with the old mining clock from the fish auction, which is set up in the film room.

The Fisheries Museum is located on the upper floor of the local fish auction. The museum's film room shows films about the life of fishermen. The museum also has one of the largest collections of birds, shells and corals on display. The Scheldt Room displays aspects of the Western Scheldt, including a scale model, models of the former ferries and objects relating to shipping. The Main Hall highlights the fishing history of Breskens and has numerous ship models on display. The museum also features many objects fished up as "bycatch" by fishermen, such as mammoth teeth.

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