Museum of Everyday Life – Waldenbuch Castle
A museum for all the family
The Museum of Everyday Life in Waldenbuch Castle is one of the foremost museums of ethnology in German-speaking countries. Daily life and work, advertising, religion, fashions and rituals: fascinating themes await visitors on an exhibition area of over 2,500 m² in the former hunting lodge of the Dukes of Württemberg, now a branch of the Württemberg State Museum. This diversity of topics, paired with the outstanding collections, make the museum a centre of awareness and experience for exploring the civilisation history of daily life.
Light bulb, sweeping brush or water closet – the Museum focuses on ordinary objects and presents them in a new and extraordinary way. It surprises with stark contrasts and accents: the juxtaposition of state-of-the-art items from everyday life with historical objects provokes thought and new insights.
In the exhibition "Wohnwelten" ("Living Environments"), devised in 2014, visitors can experience what everyday living was like throughout the past 200 years. Coal scuttles, washboards, preserving jars – a host of objects from our ancestors' parlours, kitchens and cellars show how they coped with the demands of daily life in times when electricity, central heating and running water were not yet a matter of course. Authentically reproduced living quarters make the "Wohnwelten" a stirring experience. The Museum's five themed family days are popular for outings, offering not only numerous exciting hand-on activities, but also fascinating insights into old crafts, customs and traditions. Special exhibitions, on-site discussions, lectures, readings and markets – a wide range of cultural events rounds off the programme. The Museum in Waldenbuch Castle is located in the heart of town in the direct vicinity of the Town Hall and Marketplace – at the hub of daily life, as you would expect!
|Tue - Sat||10:00 - 17:00|
|Sun and public holidays||10:00 - 18:00|
|Children up to 12 years
|Teens (13 to 18 years)||1.50 €|
|Big family ticket (2 adults + children up to 18 years)||7.50 €|
|Small family ticket (1 adult + children up to 18 years)||4.50 €|
|Groups (10 persons and upwards), per person||2 €|
|Schoolchildren from 7th grade upwards, per person (in a class group, 2 accompanying persons free)||1 €|
*Reduced admission charge for: students, trainees, schoolchildren, disabled persons (1 accompanying person free), those in basic military training, volunteers. Free admission (with proof of eligibility) for: ICOM members, holders of a Museum Pass, State Family Pass or Bonuscard + Kultur.
All areas of the exhibition are barrier-free.
Information and booking of guided tours
under the telephone number +49 (0)711 89535-111.
Museum der Alltagskultur – Schloss Waldenbuch
Telephone: +49 (0)7157 8204
Additional information: www.museum-der-alltagskultur.de