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The museum regularly shows changing exhibitions – frequently with objects from the stock of its collection, but also exhibitions from cooperation partners. At these events you can dive into the past and learn about early working techniques, traditional customs, or leisure pursuits. In projects and during guided tours you can vividly experience what it meant to wash laundry without a washing machine, or to cook on an economy stove, and you can find out more about the forest and animals then and today.



Daily life and customs, childhood and old age, present and history - yearly special exhibitions and the permanent exhibition „We Rhinelanders“ convey a view of day-to-day culture and the history of the Rhinelanders.


Waschtag im Museum, eine Bäuerin zeigt Kindern, wie Wäsche in großen Zubern gewaschen wird


Over 90 events bring the past to life, such as the fun-fair from the year dot, the time window, colouring Easter eggs, Crazy Wood, the Big Laundry Day, children’s games, herbs day, or Advent in the Museum.


Kinder füttern Ziegen

Guided tours and programs

The museum offers a wide program with activities for all age groups; audio-guide tours, guided tours, holiday specials, courses for adults and children, or children’s birthdays.

Guided tours and programs

Eifelsteig im Herbst. Modenhübel bei Gemünd. Foto: Dominik Ketz


Interesting links to other open air museums, leisure facilities and what is on offer in the region, and much more.



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.