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April-Oct. daily 9 am - 6 pm, Nov.-March Sun and holidays 11 am - 4 pm
Farmhouses, cottages, barns, windmills, a pharmacy and village craftsmen’s workshops from all over Schleswig-Holstein are presented on the 60-hectare site of the open-air museum. Almost 60 old buildings are each fitted with suitable furniture, appropriate household items and tools. Three different types of windmills and a water-mill have been re-erected in the museum. In order to convey an as comprehensive and vivid impression of living and working in the past centuries as possible, animals of the kinds that were once kept on the farms as well as kitchen gardens at the houses complete the museum.There are guided tours on special topics each Sunday. The museum craftsmen (basket maker, potter, blacksmith et al.) demonstrate their crafts daily except on Mondays. Bakery, smokehouse and dairy open daily.
thematic focus: Folklore open-air museum/ museum farm, Folklore, Agriculture/Agritechnology, Mills
Adults 7,- €
in groups 6,- € per person
pupils, students, apprentices, people doing military or community service, disabled persons (proof needed): 5,- €
Families (adults and minor children) 14,- €
School classes and youth groups 2,- € per person
Free admission for children under 6 years
Guided tours as well as film and slide shows by prior appointment
Printed guide on the museum available at the cash desk
Manifold educational offers (Quiz tour for different age-groups, supervision of groups, creative activities, work sheets etc.)
Guided tours on Sundays, creative workshops, exhibitions, different events on one or several days (antiquity market, farmer’s market, meeting of Low German theatre groups, autumn market etc.). Please ask for our calendar of events!
Museum shop: book shop, museum souvenirs, characteristic items of Schleswig-Holstein
Catering: the kiosk at the fun-fair and the milk garden at the diary invite visitors to rest. A picnic with bread from the bakery, bacon and sausages from the smokehouse and cheese from the dairy is also possible. Outside the museum premises there is the historical “Drathenhof” Inn
Our annual ticket is a nice gift!
Guidebook on the museum (German/English)
Publication on the history of the museum, coffee-table book, publications on the herb garden, on building maintenance, on traditional rural cooking, “Lernorthefte” (pedagogical brochures especially for teachers), annual reports
Please ask for our information material - available in English, French and Danish!
Establishment of the museum since 1961, opening with the first 13 objects in 1965. Responsible body of the museum is a registered association with more than 3.500 members. If you are interested in becoming a member please ask for our application form. The membership includes free admission to the museum, the annual report et al. The annual contribution is: single person 30,- € and families 40,- € (subject to alterations).
by car: 6 kms distance from Kiel, situated on the country road L 318, 5 kms from the motorway A 215 (exit Blumenthal), parking facilities at the museum
By bus: from Kiel main station in the direction of Flintbek / Rammsee (bus No 500/501/502)