About us

As human beings, we have been conditioned to conform to the dogmas and systems of modern society. When you deviate from the system, you are considered "strange" or "different". More and more people no longer feel comfortable in their role of regular citizens and well-behaved taxpayers. With the Internet, information is no longer a privilege of the bourgeoisie. Everyone now has the right to wonder why we should live the way we are living now. LARP, reenactment, living history, bushcraft, Cosplay and fantasy represent an escape from modern society. A longing for the way our ancestors lived for centuries. Being in contact with nature, being outdoors, stories, together with friends, tradition, creativity, fantasy and a slower and more fulfilling life, filled with the things that really matter. We have become alienated from our way of life and want to bridge the gap between past and present.

A human being without history is like a tree without roots. We use history to live a happier modern life and put our lives in a century-long perspective. Modern life has good sides, but there are also major drawbacks. Such as a lack of meaning and depth. With knowledge of history you can hack the system. You can choose who you want to be and what you want to stand for, outside the dogmas of society. With the freedom of modern life in combination with fantasy and interest in our ancestors, we can tell our own story.


Why are we #historyrebels


We love history, but most important is that you can enjoy your own role, story and character. We sell everything you need to tell your own story and give meaning to your life, from elven ears to replica pottery. Everyone should have the freedom to empathize with their character as they wish. You may have studied Viking history, but still want to live and interpret your own version of a Viking. Your ancestors lived for you, they wanted you to be happy. And now it is your turn to live life to the fullest, on your own terms.

Become a History Rebel too and discover that 80,000 people have already preceded you!


Shopping like a rebel


Unlike many other LARP and reenactment companies, we offer a modern and fast service. For example, we expect that you need 24/7 customer service, always want to know your delivery date, have same day shipping, sometimes need advice via our live chat and if something in the order does not meet your requirements, you can simply return it. If something is damaged in the post, that's not your problem: we'll fix it for you. You don't have to worry about it.

We are not Neandertalers and believe that this excellent service is a part of modern life that History Rebels are entitled to.


A rebel view on employment and work


History teaches us that respect results from the chance of proving yourself. We offer young people opportunities to prove themselves and we take them seriously. The founders of CWM have been in this business for over 10 years. We try to transfer our knowledge to teenagers and young adults. For example, we train teenagers in coordinating and management tasks. In managing the warehouse, as a product specialist, as chat support, copywriter, customer service employee and more. We offer teenagers and young adults a fair job and salary according to the collective labor agreement. Many other companies in this sector employ people as volunteers in shops and festivals, even though these jobs are really demanding. We highly disapprove of free labor and exploitation! By buying from us, you support hard-working people who build their own lives.


Join the #historyrebels

• Tell your story in your own way
• A modern life with a heart for your heritage
• Choosing who you want to be outside of society's dogmas

Team leaders

Patrick

For the future: More languages? A broader assortment? Maybe even shipping via drone? Patrick's passion is to develop strategies and take course to achieve them.

 

Judith

When you contact us, you will most likely be in touch with Judith. She is also responsible for bookkeeping and purchase.

 


Nienke

Nienke is an allrounder! Not only does she manage the logistics, so that you receive your parcel, but as a content manager, she takes care that new products are added on a weekly basis.

Service & technology
As a webshop we invest a lot in good online and offline logistics.
With our smart programs, you keep up to date with the status of your order and we can process orders and reply to e-mails faster and more easily. All our warehouses are connected to our main shop system, which saves us excessive stock levels and storage space.
In short, this means that we transfer routine human work to computer systems. This means our work is relieved, which saves you money.

 

We care for our climate
When packing your parcel we try to recycle as much material as possible. We re-use all the large boxes we receive in our warehouse for shipping large and long items. Is your parcel packed with blue plastic padding and bubble wrap? We receive those from our other warehouses and re-use them in shipments to our customers. We do not throw away things without thought at Celtic WebMerchant. Return shipments are not destroyed either, contrary to some large webshops.

 

Projects

Over the years we've collaborated in many smaller and larger projects, from museum to film and from escape room to living history. You can find a selection of our customers below.

The Netherlands

UK

Australia

Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam

Access Cambridge Archaeology

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture

Archeologisch Museum Haarlem

Beverley Minster

 
Attractiepark Toverland

British Museum, London

Film / TV

Bijbelse Cultuur Stichting

Canterbury Archaeological Trust

BBC (Dr Who)

Bureau Archeologie Haarlem

Castle Douglas

ITV (Beowulf)

Eindhoven Museum

Dewa Roman Experience, Chester

Studio 100 (Het Huis Anubis)

Gelderse kastelen

Experience Barnsley Museum

Endemol (Various shows)

Gemeente Bodegraven

Fulham Palace Trust, London

Starz (The White Princess)

Huis van Hilde, Castricum

Glastonbury Abbey

Ghost House Pictures

Hunebedcentrum, Borger

Hertford Museum

Redbad

Klooster ter Apel

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Fire and Blood Productions (Game of Thrones)

Madurodam, Den Haag

Jorvik Viking Centre, York

 

Museon, Den Haag

King Richard III Visitor centre

Belgium

Museum Bergh, ’s Heerenberg

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth

Circus van Vlaanderen

Museum Boerhaave, Leiden

National Museum of Scotland

Kasteel van Horst

Museum Dorestad, Wijk bij Duurstede

National Roman Legion Museum

Kunsthuis Opera Vlaanderen

Museum Gouda

National Roman Legion Museum Caerleon

Le domaine des Grotte de Han

Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen

National Theatre, London

Musea Maaseik

Museum kasteel Wijchen

National Trust

Provinciaal Archeologisch museum Velzeke

Nationaal Glasmuseum Leerdam

Newcastle Castle

Provinciaal Gallo-Romeins museum, Tongeren

Nationaal Militair Museum, Soest

Peterborough Museum

Romeins archeologisch Museum Oudenburg

Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam

Poole Museum

Stedelijk Fiertelcomité, Ronse

Provinciaal Gallo-Romeins Museum

Royal Armouries, Leeds

The Outsider Coast, Nieuwpoort

Rijksmuseum Muiderslot

Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Toerisme Vlaanderen

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden

Society for Lincolnshire: History and Archaeology

 

Stadsmuseum Groenlo

The Bowes Museum

Denmark

Thermenmuseum, Heerlen

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Museum Østjylland

Walibi Holland

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Museum Sønderjylland - Sønderborg Slot

Wildlands Adventure Zoo, Emmen

 

Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen

Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg

Ireland

Ribe Viking Centre

 

Oireas Historical Services

 

Spain

Viking Triangle, Waterford

Norway

Museu de Badalona

 

Natural History Museum, University of Oslo