National Archeology Days: discover the Pampus’ Oud Roest Collection including a kids quiz!


The past comes to life on Pampus. The fort creaks, growls and pops in the Pampus Xperience, guides tell you full of color and smell about past times and in the dark corridors it sometimes seems to haunt. During the National Archeology Days on 12, 13 and 14 October, Pampus takes this one step further.

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In the Barbara room (room 69 – the former warehouse of the empty projectiles that Saint Barbara * still watches), Pampus shows some ‘top pieces’ from the Oud Roest Collection, such as the Loopkat and the Manometer.

To this fairly new collection of ‘archaeological finds’ there are still largely unknown stories. Volunteers with passion and perseverance have been mapping everything since the beginning of this year and are investigating the possible origin of all documents.

A small quiz has been put together especially for the young Archeology Days visitors. Children who have all the answers of the Loopkat Quiz, get an archaeological gift in the museum shop!

* Barbara is the patron saint of, among others, miners, tunnel builders (during the construction of the North / South line stood in a niche a statue of Saint Barbara), artillerymen, firefighters and death diggers. She is called in the event of a sudden death, fire, plague, fever, storm and thunderstorm. In art, Saint Barbara is depicted as a martyr with palm branch and sword, a tower with three windows and sometimes a cannon. An image of Saint Barbara still adorns space 69 of Fort Pampus.