In our laboratories, geological and paleontological research and preparation work is carried out, for our museum but also on behalf of others. We are currently working on:

  • A skeleton of a Diplodocus from the Morrison Formation, Late Jurassic, Wyoming (USA)
  • Ichthyosaurus from the Early Jurassic, Dotternhausen (Southern Germany)
  • Fossil fish from Oligocene of France and also Cretaceous Ammonites from Morocco and France

Volunteers are always welcome to help. Please inform with if interested.


The Oertijdmuseum in Boxtel reconstructed the last carnivorous dinosaur in the Netherlands using no more than one single femur bone. At 3 meters long, the Betasuchus bredai is a lot smaller than its American relative, the T-Rex. “What makes him special to us is that he actually lived here in this area,” says museum director Fraaije.


The Oertijdmuseum, in collaboration with Creatures & Features, has started their largest project ever. A Diplodocus skeleton of about 20 meters has to be prepared and set up. This with the help of the found skeletons known as “Brösmeli”, “Twin”, and “Triplo”, which were found in the years 1990-1996 in Wyoming, USA.