© Stadt Bergen

The Römstedt House Museum

Short facts

  • Bergen
  • Museen/Sammlungen

A Look at Rural Living

This 400 year old museum, in the nearby town of Bergen, gives a comprehensive insight into the rural way of life and remains in its original condition.  It was set up as a museum in 1913 by the then preceptor of Bergen, Friedrich Römstedt and named after him.

The museum consists of four buildings - the main house, the tithe barn, the granary and a small storage building that served as refugee accommodation during the Second World War. The main building is a 17th century smoke house. The tithe barn houses different heritage displays, from agricultural equipment and traditional household tools, to dairy farming apparatus, shoemaking and even where the slaughterhouse was managed.   Upstairs, there is a permanent archaeological exhibition with prehistoric and early historical finds, most of which come from the greater Bergen area.

The small storage building was once a refugee shelter and is furnished with furniture and objects from the mid-20th century. The granary was moved here and originally stood on the Lohe farmstead (today a restricted area for military training).   Upstairs there are special exhibitions on display, which change on a regular basis.

On the map

Museum "Römstedthaus"

Am Friedensplatz 7

29303 Bergen


Phone: +49 5051 6612

Mobile: +49 5051 47947

General information

1st April - 31st October
Tuesday - Thursday: 09:30 - 17:00
Friday: 09:30 - 12:00
1st July to 30th September additionally
Friday: 14:30 - 16:30
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:30 - 16:30
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards
Foreign Language
  • German
  • English
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet
Price info

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Guided tours of the museum are available on request and cost 2 euros per person.

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