The Open Air Museum has a lot to offer families. There are various activities on offer, like guided tours, projects, discovery quiz-sheets, or even a geo-cache through the museum - and children can celebrate their birthdays here. Many events are especially interesting for families, like for example the big laundry day in July, or after the harvest in September. Details about these can be found in the annual program.

From April to October players of enacted history can regularly be found out and about in the museum grounds, where they illustrate how people used to live. Visitors can make contact with them and exchange stories.

The grounds of the museum are free of steps, so that parents can get around with a pram or buggy, although they do include gradients of up to 17% and the paths are frequently made of cobblestones. There are benches and picnic areas to rest and take a break.

There are a total of three baby changing tables in the disabled toilets on the museum’s grounds: at the entrance/reception, in the restaurant "Gastwirtschaft zur Post" and in the area of the exhibitions.

It is possible to warm up babies’ bottles in the restaurant "Gastwirtschaft zur Post" as well as the entrance/reception.

In the area of the entrance/reception kids’ carts (Bollerwagen) can be hired for a daily fee of € 3.

In the restaurant "Gastwirtschaft zur Post" children’s portions are on offer. What’s more, children’s high-chairs are available.


You can store your luggage in lockers by the entrance and reception desks.

Information about projects, guided tours and courses

All projects, guided tours and courses can be found here. You can also call at kulturinfo and get advice or book: Tel. 02234/9921555, info@kulturinfo-rheinland.de

Kids’ Carts

By the entrance and reception desks you can hire a kids’ cart (Bollerwagen) to pull behind you for a fee of 3 €. During the year the museum offers a series of events and activities especially for children. You can find details about them in the Annual Program.

Walking frames

The Friends of the Museum have purchased walking framesfor the museum, which can be borrowed at the entrance / reception desk.

Lost Property

Lost and found property is kept at the entrance/reception desks. Tel. 02443-9980140

Barrier-free Access

The Open Air Museum is situated on a hilltop and therefore includes gradients of up to 17 % in some places. The footpaths are largely made of cobblestones, as well as water-bound surfaces. Between the individual Groups of Buildings there are benches in the grounds, as well as picnic areas with tables. … more about barrier-free access

Dogs in the Museum

Naturally, your dog is allowed to come into the museum with you. But please keep the dog on a short leash (reel-leashes must be locked) while observing the usual legal regulations. Unfortu-nately, dogs are not allowed into the houses and exhibition halls.


You will encounter subjects for photographic and video recordings all over the grounds. Natural-ly, you are welcome to photograph or film them, but only for private purposes to remember your visit. The commercial use or publication of such images is not permitted. For further in-formation check out Photography in the Museum.