The Castle of Manor Nienoord is centrally located at Estate Nienoord. The Estate dates back to 1508 when nobleman Wigbold van Ewsum bought vast pieces of peatland near Midwolde. He had built a new house there, the ‘Nije Oord’, and thus Estate Nienoord was born. A castle of manor built in a mixed style: Neo Classicism and Jugendstil. Nowadays Nienoord is a stylish noble estate with monuments, scenery and tourist attractions. The Castle of Manor provides accommodation to Museum Nienoord since 1958 and, since 2014, also to Grand Cafe Castle of Manor Nienoord.
Museum Nienoord is a 19th-century Groninger outdoor place of allure, with a unique collection of carriages of national importance. The museum has two permanent exhibitions and every year there is a varied range of new exhibitions, carriage packages, concerts, guided tours and lectures.
Castle of manor Nienoord
The museum is located in a monumental castle of manor with outbuildings. The complex originally dates from 1524. The glorious history of the castle of manor and its former residents is playfully shown in the exhibition Hidden Stories. Special animation movies for young and old bring the past to life. The visitor thus becomes acquainted with the wealth that once existed in Nienoord, but also with the turbulent times, the wars and the personal dramas.
Experience the history in the Knight’s Hall, servants’ room, carriage house and horse stable. Admire the 17th century shells cave in the garden or visit the contemporary exhibitions in the garden hall. The carriage exhibition Destination Achieved shows in image, smell and sound the challenges of traveling by carriage in the 19th century. Here visitors can take a ride in a carriage with the interactive horse driving game. In the garden hall you can also enjoy the exhibition about the Groningen artist Otto Eerelman until 2 August. In the garden hall you can also enjoy the exhibition about the Groninger artist Otto Eerelman until August 2.