We were blessed with another gloriously sunny day for our visit to the
Once through the modern reception centre there was a vintage tram to
take us around the site. There were several windmills
of various shapes and sizes, reconstructed farms, workshops, a
boatyard, shops and houses and
even a health centre.
The museum was very well laid out with many traditional interiors such
as box beds and stables, where the sand was decorated during the summer
whilst the animals were outside. Unfortunately some of the old shops
and cafés were closed as it was a Monday. One interesting building was
a two storey prefab donated by Norway after the 1953 devastating
floods. Alongside was a terrace of workers' houses with rooms furnished
in various styles up to the 1970's
Norwegian prefab house
Another interesting corner of the museum had an Indonesian houseand
garden, a Baroque formal garden and a summerhouse.
Among the ninety or so buildings on display was a church, school room and a
market garden with a topiary nursery.