Archaeological Open Air Museum Oerlinghausen


From the summer camp of ice-age reindeer hunters to the courtyard complex of the early Middle Ages, visitors get an impression of everyday life in prehistoric times. On an area of 15,000 square metres, the museum shows dwellings as well as the economy and environment of various prehistoric and early historical epochs. The islands of time are home to the historically proven typical plants. They make it possible to experience people’s relationship to the environment of their time – for example in the Middle Stone Age hazel forest or in the Bronze Age fields.

The extensive programme of guided tours, demonstrations, courses, special events and activities awaits both young and old museum guests. Living History Groups” often enliven the museum. They offer a hands-on experience of history by showing life and crafts from different periods of the past. Visitors can observe, ask questions and participate in many things.

April – September
Mon – Fri: 09.00-18.00 h
Sat, Sun, public holidays: 10.00-18.00 hrs

Mon – Fri: 09.00-16.00 h
Sat, Sun, public holidays: 10.00-17.00 hrs

November – March
Closed for individual visitors.
Group tours by appointment.

– Stone Age days
– “The Vikings are coming”
– Seminar and action days
– every Sunday and public holiday: “Living History Demonstration”

Archäologisches Freilichtmuseum e. V.
Am Barkhauser Berg 2-6, 33813 Oerlinghausen
Tel.: +49 5202 2220
Archäologisches Freilichtmuseum V.