History - Pram Museum


In our council there are several museums that are definitely worthwhile to visit. The most important museums are the Kinderwagenmuseum (Museum of Prams) in Nieuwolda, the museum Slag bij Heiligerlee (Battle of Heiligerlee) and the Klokkengieterij museum (Bell-casting museum) in Heiligerlee. This page will give you a short preview of what you get to see when you visit the Pram museum in Nieuwolda



Pram Museum in Nieuwolda



The pram museum of Mieneke van Noort is located a short distance outside Nieuwolda. The museum is housed in a stately Oldambt farmhouse. Inside, in the state-rooms of the front-house and in the enormous shed, you will find hundreds of prams, dozens of doll-prams and cradles and showcases filled with baby-clothing and toys. A visit to this very nice pram museum is a step back in time and a feast of recognition for mothers, daughters and fathers. One really must have seen this museum!
Information: Kinderwagenmuseum, Hoofdweg-West 25, 9944 EA Nieuwolda,
phone.+31 (0)596-541941.
Opening hours: on appointment and a guided tour is available on request.


Monumental Oldambt farmhouse The front-house of the monumental Oldambt farmhouse dates from 1905 and retains many of the original characteristics. The ceiling in the sitting room has been decorated with linen and the wall and cupboard doors are covered in jute and wallpaper. On the wall there are flower decorations made of plaster and paper-mache. The walls in the central hall are decorated with Jugendstil-motifs.



At the beginning of the 20th century prams had very big wheels with spokes. The upper parts were often made of wood and big enough to contain children up to the age of 4. The most frontal pram, a sports model, has a foot-end which can be lowered. Pram with wheels with spokes



Beautiful doll's Reed baskets were mounted on a base with wooden wheels and used indoors as a cradle. In this way there could easily be moved. The doll wears a pure silk coat with a matching bonnet.



The first prams had three wheels, a small one upfront and two big ones at the back. In most countries in was unlawfull to use the footpaths with a four-wheel carriage. In addition, people were taxed per wheel. A three-wheel pram was therefore cheaper.
Pram with three wheels



Doll's The "Armand-Marseille" doll on the right still wears her original dress. The adjacent doll is a little costume doll from 1880. 



Three-wheeled prams were made both from reed as from wood. They could be purchased with or without hood. The wheels were made of wood in three or four parts that were united by an iron band. Prams made from reed and wood





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Last modified: januari 22, 2016.