KAAPSKIL Beachcombers museum, Holland

Everything lost+found in the sea, Kaapskil, Texel, Holland. The biggest collection of plastic marine litter I have ever seen! Densely crammed in a life-boat shed. Collected over 70 years. The rusty brown shipwreck finds from the 18th century+ are displayed with modern contrast in the fabulous designed museum (Dutch architects Mecanoo). Due to Texel’s geographical position, tidal system and strong winds, an estimated two tons of Flotsam & Jetsam washes up on its beach each day?!

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One of the most engaging well designed small museums for a very niche subject matter. Though there are 6 museums of beach-combing in the area- does the UK have at least one?  Boat from Den Helder, restored shipping centre of main loading docks in the 18th century, gifted by Napoleon.

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Quirky documentary about the Beachcombers on the Dutch Frisian islands. Do you find the right or the left shoe washed up on your beach? “The film follows the lives of the beachcombers (or Jutters as they are known), exploring their relationships and history as extraordinary people in extraordinary situations” Directed by Sam Walkerdine.