Opening hours

March - October: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
November - February: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

For the time being, we will have to do without guided tours, conferences and programs etc. Our exhibitions and some buildings will also remain closed for the time being!

Open throughout the year. Leaving the museum is possible up to 1 hour after the ticket office closes!

Helmut Ottenjann-Halle (permanent exhibition of agricultural machinery): March to October daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and from November to February on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Arkenstede Castle is open in February from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm., from March to October from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Haus Elfert is open on Sundays and public holidays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note that due to weather conditions repains individual buildings may be closed.

On 24.12. and on 31.12. the museum village remains closed.


The library is open on request: Tel. 04471 / 9484-11

Smoking ban

On the entire site of the museum village, a general smoking ban is in place. The smoking ban also applies to all special events.


Please note that extra caution is required in the grounds and the houses. Due to weather conditions and terrain, it can become slippery (especially during the winter months).

Access for the disabled

The museum village is conditionally handicapped accessible! Some exhibitions and houses are not accessible with a wheelchair! If you have any questions, the museum staff is always at your disposal.

Handicapped persons and wheelchair-users may can get off at the bus stop "Höltinghauser Straße". From here it is only a few meters to the entrance in the Münchhausen barn. Unfortunately vehicles may not park there.

If you are planning a visit to the museum village for a group of disabled people, we will gladly help you with the preparation. Please register by calling 04471 / 9484-0.


Dogs are welcome in our area! Please guide your dog out of consideration for the leash.

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