The previous owners closed Museum Beeckestijn in January 2006, to save money. The new owners (since last week) have already said they wanted to create a centre for garden and landscape architecture at the estate and to have the museum reopened.
The latest news is that the museum is going to have a flying start. The chairman of the Foundation of Friends of Beeckestijn (Stichting Vrienden van Beeckestijn) told Haarlems Dagblad the first exhibition will be staged in December 2007. The exhibition will revolve around the plans the new owners have concerning Beeckestijn‘s future.