During the National Archeology Days 2019, activities focused on archeology took place in the museum. A permanent exhibition has been set up on the Middle Floor, focusing on the history of Valkenburg. Members of the Archaeological working group were present to explain things.
Children could get under the skin of an archaeologist: put on gloves and search but … Then they could, for example, trace the origin of the material found. The material could be compared with the objects present in the various cupboards and showcases on the Museum’s Middle Floor. With a few shards, the children could actually put a jug or pot with adhesive tape together after the puzzling.
On the second floor, visitors could take a look at the Open Restoration Studio. Here volunteers work on different projects. The archaeological material, mostly from excavations in and around Valkenburg, is cleaned, possibly prepared and archived. Nice results can be viewed in the studio, which will eventually find a place in the exhibition on the Middle Floor.
The exhibition “Journey through Time” on the Middle Floor can be seen continuously. Here the history of Valkenburg is discussed. From geology to Prehistory, the Romans, the Middle Ages and tourism. A treasure hunt is available for young and old.