Menden Museum

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Menden Museum
Museum building
place Menden (Sauerland) , North Rhine-Westphalia
opening 1912
ISIL DE-MUS-093918

The Menden Museum is a local museum in Menden (Sauerland) .

History and collections

The museum founded by Friedrich Glunz in 1912 is one of the oldest in Westphalia . It is run by the city and has been housed in the patrician house of the merchant Biggeleben on Marktplatz 3 , built in 1730, since December 24, 1914 . The building has been a listed building since March 4, 1983. Two months after the museum was founded until the move in 1914, the first exhibits were in two rooms in the old town hall.

The collections, which date back to the Paleolithic Age, include originals from the cave bear skeleton , a woolly rhinoceros skull , hand axes and other items , mainly from the Hönnetal . Hand tools and scales on display give an impression of urban life in the Middle Ages , handicrafts and clothing of that in the Biedermeier period .

The museum has an extensive collection of weapons. The interior of a Menden farmhouse from around 1800 can be viewed under his attic .

A showcase with information and documents about the witch trials is also installed . A relief on the history fountain on the market square in front of the museum reminds of the witch hunt.

Current museum expansions (branch offices)

In 2010 a branch office was opened in the so-called "Schmarotzerhaus". In the half-timbered building from 1710, which is also a listed building, the story of the hard life of a Menden day laborer with his large family (around 1840) comes to life.

In 2011 the Poenigeturm was added as a second branch to the museum.

Since 2019 the city of Menden has had a small industrial museum in the manor house of Gut Rödinghausen , which is assigned to the museum as an additional branch as the Menden industrial museum.

See also

Web links

Commons : Museum Menden  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Sauerland Heimatbund: 100 years of the Menden Museum and Museum Association by Jutta Törnig-Struck (Sauerland issue 1/2012). ( Memento of the original from May 8, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved January 20, 2015. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. ^ City of Menden (Sauerland): Museum Schmarotzerhaus Menden. Accessed on November 4, 2019.
  3. ^ City of Menden (Sauerland): Museum Poenigeturm Menden
  4. ^ City of Menden (Sauerland): Menden Industrial Museum

Coordinates: 51 ° 26 '18 "  N , 7 ° 47' 42.9"  E