Bomann Museum Celle

Bomann-Museum Celle
Schloßplatz 7
29221 Celle
Tel.: 05141/12-372
Fax: 05141/12-535
e-Mail: bomann-museum@celle.de
Opening times: Tuesday-Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

The Bomann Museum, with an exhibition area of 5500 m2, is one of the largest and most important in Lower Saxony. It was founded in 1892, and since 1905 has been housed in the purpose-built premises directly opposite the Celle Palace. In 1923, it was named after Wilhelm Bomann, one of its founders and its first director. Bomann´s work, "Agricultural Habitat and Daily Work in Old Lower Saxony", has its place in the standard literature on folklore research. A modern extension was built in 1993.

Rural history in Lower Saxony, history of the surrounding district and the town of Celle are the fields of collection on exhibition. Besides the farm houses and furnished rooms showing rural and urban lifestyle in the 19th century, the museum also has contemporary exhibitions on subjects such as "Urban life in the 19th century", "Trade in Celle", "Celle´s industrial history" and further exhibitions about life on the Lüneburg Heath. One department in the Celle Palace presents the most extensive exhibition to date about the history of the Kingdom of Hanover.

The Eberhard Schlotter Foundation with works by the artist and illustrator Eberhard Schlotter, born in Hildesheim in 1921, and the Art Foundation Celle with the Robert Simon Collection (contemporary art) are also housed in the museum.
The museum regularly presents special exhibitions on cultural history and of modern art. The museum´s educational department offers a varied programme of events to appeal to all age groups.