People in the Museum

Reenacted history and tradesmen

The Open Air Museum is a museum about people. How they used to live and what they used to do take centre stage. The people in the museum - „peasant woman", "blacksmith", „mouse-trap pedlar"... - have been trained to explain their traditional tasks and their historical background to visitors. Many of these players appear in the framework of the program „Reenacted History" as contemporary witnesses in the first person!

When can you see whom in the Museum?

Most of the players and artisans are in the museum during regular hours. It can happen, time and again, that these hours have to be rearranged, in order to better coordinate organizational procedures in the museum.

If you would like to know up-to-date information about who will currently be in the museum, please consult our reception staff on Tel. +49 (0)2443 / 99800.


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,

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.