The Maritime Museum in Breskens (Zeeland) has a staff of forty volunteers. The majority no longer need to work but still want to make a contribution to society or believe it is important to keep the memory of the fishing industry alive.
Breskens harbour is going to change almost beyond recognition within the next few years. A residential tower block with three hundred apartments is being constructed on the Middenhavendam, the marina is being enlarged, and the few remaining fishing boats will dock at the new fish centre at the commercial port. This new building will house a fish market and the Fishing Experience, comprising an auction space, a shop, a restaurant and an updated museum with interactive audio-visual displays to appeal to the growing numbers of tourists.
On the eve of this large-scale transformation, we highlight the work carried out by the volunteers, who are the driving force behind the museum in its current form. A series of eight films are presented in a vacant office space next to the Maritime Museum Breskens. The location is part of the cycling route ‘No More Work’ compiled by the Zeeuws Museum.