Until 2003 the museum existed as 'Museum für Dithmarscher Vorgeschichte' in Heide. Then, it moved 16 kilometres to Albersdorf into the former station hotel and got a new name: 'Museum für Archäologie und Ökologie Dithmarschen'. Since July 2005 it presents an exhibition which has been thematically arranged in a new way. It combines archaeology with environmental history. In cooperation with the already existing '' (AÖZA), which is continually expanded, it will offer a comprehensive insight into the world of prehistoric hunters and farmers.