Hagen Open-air Museum

The LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen, nestled in the scenic landscape of Westphalia and Lippe, offers visitors a journey through 200 years of craftsmanship and technological history. With its immersive exhibits and captivating ambiance, the museum invites guests to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of bygone eras, evoking a sense of nostalgia and wonder.

As one wanders through the open-air museum, they are greeted by the aroma of freshly baked bread, the rich scent of roasted coffee, and the rhythmic clanging of blacksmiths’ hammers against anvils. The tranquil surroundings, punctuated by the babbling of the Mäckinger Bach and the crackling of open hearths, provide a serene backdrop for exploration and discovery.

Established with the aim of preserving and showcasing the region’s cultural heritage, the LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen boasts a diverse collection of historic buildings, workshops, and artifacts. From traditional farmhouses and rural cottages to artisanal workshops and industrial machinery, each exhibit offers insight into the daily lives and craftsmanship of past generations.

Visitors can witness demonstrations of traditional crafts such as pottery, weaving, and woodworking, gaining a deeper appreciation for the skills and techniques passed down through the ages. Interactive activities and educational programs engage guests of all ages, fostering a sense of connection to the region’s rich cultural legacy.

Beyond its role as a museum, the LWL-Freilichtmuseum Hagen serves as a living testament to the resilience and ingenuity of the people of Westphalia and Lippe. By preserving and interpreting the region’s heritage, the museum celebrates the contributions of craftsmen, artisans, and innovators who shaped its history and continues to inspire future generations with their legacy of craftsmanship and creativity.

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  • Saturday09:00 - 17:30
  • Sunday09:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
  • Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday09:00 - 17:30
  • Friday09:00 - 17:30
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