Birthday of a collection object
24 April 2017
The royal set of tressed clay pipes that adorn our museum since decades is also called the "Queens braids". Today exactly one hundred twenty years ago Princess Wilhelmina and her mother Queen-Regent Emma paid a visit to the city of Gouda. A year before the coronation of the Princess, in April 1897 mother and daughter were present at the special demonstration of his craft by the master pipe maker at Goedewaagen's pipe works. After all this time, the tressed pipes are still as new, presented in the museum in a royal gilded frame.