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April-Oct. Tue-Fri, Sun and holidays 3-5 pm, groups throughout the year by appointment
The ‘Heimatmuseum Heiligenhafen’`(Heiligenhafen local history museum) was opened in the restored Art Noveau building of the former Sparkasse (savings bank) in 1992. It is situated in the historical part of the town next to the town church. The exhibition is divided into the sections of town history, seafaring, fishing and pre- and early history.
Model ships, ship paintings, nautical instruments as well as fossil finds from the „Hohe Ufer“ are to be emphasized. A portrait of the poet Theodor Storm as well as photographs and records recall his connections to Heiligenhafen and the development of the novella "Hans und Heinz Kirch".
The museum shows changing special exhibitions on art and cultural historical topics in the period from April to October. From November to March there are concert nights or other cultural events.
Adults 2,- €
Families (2 adults with children under 18 years) 4,- €
Reduced admission 1,- €
Groups with more than 10 persons 1,- € per person
Free admission for school classes from Heiligenhafen and for members of the „Förderverein für Heimatmuseum und Kultur e.V.“
Free admission for people with an 'Ostseecard'
Guided tours for groups and school classes by prior appointment, Educational offers for school classes and tourists (museum quiz with detective passport, sailor’s knots, seabag as seebag), Child-oriented furniture (tables for painting and doing jigsaws, box with maritime books), Music events
Museum leaflet, museum post cards
Responsible body of the "Heimatmuseum" is the town of Heiligenhafen. The museum is supported by the Förderverein für Heimatmuseum und Kultur e. V. (former Carl-Bütje-Museum)(registered association for the support of culture and the local history museum)
Arriving by car
motorway BAB 1, federal road E 47 (B 207); "Vogelfluglinie" (ferry connection); Bus route Heiligenhafen-Kiel (Bus stop "Wilhelmplatz")