The Hunting Museum

The Hunting Museum (Jachtmuseum)

The theme of the hunting museum is ‘ castle in operation ‘. In it, three stories are told simultaneously.

Theme: The history of the castle

It offers a glimpse into the life of medieval life in the castle. From screams from the dungeons to a look in the linen closet, or in the smallest room of the castle to hang with your bare buttocks above the canal.

Theme: Growth and development of forestry in the area Doorwerth

The surroundings of Doorwerth owe much to the forestry from the 19th century, as several owners of Kasteel Doorwerth have been able to gain income from this.
The museum offers a brief history of how this industry has developed over the years.

Theme: Hunting in the Netherlands and the immediate vicinity

The hunt did not stand still in the 700 years that Kasteel lived through. Methods, weapons and regulations have each had their own influence on this. In this story you will be taken through all “hunting stages” that the owners of this castle have experienced.


Drie themas in kasteel doorwerth, geschiedenis van de heerlijkheid van doorwerth, de jacht en bosbouw.
Three themes in a castle, history of Doorwerth, hunting and forestry.

opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 – 17:00
Thursday 11:00 – 17:00
Friday 11:00 – 17:00
Saturday 11:00 – 17:00
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

Open on the following holidays

Good Friday open
Easter open
Liberation Day open
Ascension Day open
Pentecost open
Fall Break open
Boxing Day open
New Year’s Eve open

Closed on the following Holidays

Royal Day closed
First Christmas Day closed
New Years Day closed

Renovation in 2006

The current exhibition is the result of a project that was completed in 2005-2006. Among other improvements, these got implemented:
– improved equipment
– the exhibition has been given its current form
– the vegetable garden and orchard restored
– park forest, paths and avenues restored
– buitenhof has been made car-free
– the canal has been dredged and made water-bearing
– shop, cloakroom and information room have been renovated.


The castle and its decoration fall under the united initiative of the following organisations:
– Geldersch Landschap en Gelderse Kasteelen,
– het Nederlands Jachtmuseum
– Museum Veluwezoom

The exhibited objects are the property of the museum collections. The forestry collection is owned by Staatsbosbeheer.