An insight into the stable, yard and parlour in the Westerwald 150 years ago.
Living and working as in the times of our great-grandparents
A visit to the "museum barn" in the municipality of Helmenzen provides an insight into local history. Free admission to the museum, which displays equipment for tilling the fields and processing the harvest, as well as objects such as a field forge and equipment for milk processing, baking and fodder processing.
You will also find a wide variety of household objects from ancient times and tools from various trades such as shoemakers, carpenters, butchers and more.
The path from flax to linen can also be easily traced here and an impressive old loom impresses visitors on the second floor.
In the "Schreibstube" you will find the first mechanical typewriters, but also an old printing press from the former Dieckmann printing works in Altenkirchen.
A kitchen, a "good parlour" and a bedroom have been recreated with original parts that have a 150-year family tradition behind them.
Small QR signs on many exhibits refer to short films (film length approx. 3 min.) that show how the respective implement was used in the past. Thanks to a smartphone, visitors can travel back in time to the living past of our great-grandparents.
These film sequences can also be viewed on a large screen.
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
The local history museum has been run by the "Arbeitskreis für Heimatgeschichte und Brauchtumspflege e. V." for more than 25 years and is located in 57612 Helmenzen, Gartenweg 3.
The museum barn is open from the beginning of May to mid-September on every 1st and 3rd Sunday and on holidays in the time of 14 - 17 clock.
Visits for groups are also possible at any time by appointment.
Contact: Helmut Wagner, Tel: 02681-5534 or Andreas Koppers, Tel: 0171 5668987