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Museum Dorestad/Wijk bij Duurstede
Sunday 15 October 2006

Museum Dorestad, Wijk bij Duurstede
Museum Dorestad.
  The last event of the season. We had again been invited to the local museum (Museum Dorestad) at Wijk bij Duurstede for the third year in succession (2004, 2005), and as usual we really looked forward to return there.
This year we would be the only re-enactors, because due to the holidays the week after, the museum had invited us a week early, just for us! Imagine how honoured we were.. Thank you Lisette!
The kids really like to go to this event. Jeroen comes with we every time we go to the tower, but Marrit is not so eager usually. In this case, it's different. For one, it's a short day, and it's not far away. But Museum Dorestad is also a very friendly place to be. It is not very big, but it's cosey. You can roam around as a kid, up and down stairs, and go all kinds of interactive stuff. The rooms are not so big either, which is less intimidating for a child. Plus it has a nice garden, not to mention a real old-fashioned kitchen where we can prepare meals. Personally I also like the interaction, which seems more direct here than elsewhere.
The family visited us.
The family visited us.

There weren't as many visitors as last year, due to the fact that we were there a week before History Day. But the local History Society was visiting the museum, and we had some nice in-depth discussions with the local experts! Among them was an 80-year old woman who had once been living in this place - in fact we had set up our display in her former bedroom!
And another nice surprise was the visit of my in-laws, who took the opportunity of one of the last fine days of the year to have a look at what we were doing. All in all a very good day to end the year with.

Me and the kids.
Me and the kids.
Little Roman!
Little Roman!
The collection.
The collection.
Not just weapons.
Not just weapons.
The local history society
The local history society.
More admiring visitors.
More admiring visitors.
Chariovalda put me on a pedestal... Yeah yeah, just for the pictures, I know..
Chariovalda put me on a pedestal... Yeah yeah, just for the pictures, I know..
Statues in the garden.
Statues in the garden.

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