Heimatmuseum "Römstedthaus" Bergen

The Regional Museum "Römstedthaus"
Am Friedensplatz 7
29303 Bergen
Tel. 05051/6621 or 47916

Opening times:
April to October: Monday to Friday 9.30 pm until midday
Monday to Thursday 3 pm to 5 pm
July to September: Friday 3 pm to 5 pm, Saturday and
Sunday 10 pm until midday, 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

In winter by prior arrangement

The Regional Museum "Römstedthaus" is to be found in the centre of the town of Bergen, opposite the Friedensplatz and the St. Lambertus Church. It was founded in 1913 by the then teacher in Bergen, Friedrich Römstedt, and is named after him. The grounds also comprise a tithe barn from 1660, a hay loft transferred from the army exercise area, and another smaller loft. A cottage herb and flower garden has been laid out in part of the grounds.

Earlier farming life and living quarters are depicted in the rooms and hall with various utensils. The former hay loft is used for alternating exhibitions on various themes. The work of shepherds, butchers, dairy workers and cobblers are all shown on the ground floor of the tithe barn. There is also a permanent exhibition in the loft of the tithe barn about prehis-toric and early historical finds from the local area in conjunction with the project "Treasures of the Soil". A cycle trip to Wohlde to see the barrows (graves) from the Bronze Age is also on offer, complementing the exhibition.

The exhibits in their original surroundings and the alternating exhibitions depicting the development of agricultural life and trade in the region appeal particularly to children and young people.