Museum of Herborn located in the academy "Hohe Schule"

museum Herborn

In the upper floors and the roof-top of the historical college building of the academy Hohe Schule in Herborn, the museum of the town is located with a space of about 700 square meters. To be seen here are:

  • the history of the academy Hohe Schule with its institutions and professorate
  • early and pre-history as well as middle-ages archaeology of the region around the Dill river
  • effects and damages in the Dill-region caused by World War Two (especially the aerial warfare)
  • historic weapons (especially from the period from Napoleon to World War One
  • common civil residing structure of the 18th and 19th century, pre-industrial textile technics with speical emphasise on stock-weaving, linen weaving and blue-tannery
  • local pottery
  • housekeeping (with partially rare items of the 18th and 19th century)

Highlights of the exhibition are the skeletton of the "oldest citizen" (about 2.300 years old), two historical pharmacies and the planetarium of the university.

Special exhibitions vary several times a year in the foyer.

Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (please see notice board) 13.00 - 17.00 o'clock, other times also possible on appointment.

Address:Schulhofstraße, Herborn. Entrance: Portal in the "tower".
Telephone: 02772 / 573810

Admission-fee: Adults € 2,50; Concessions for OAPs, children and further persons € 1,00. Family-Admission € 5,00. Groups (max. 20 pers.) with guide: € 25,00 flat price, without guide (max. 20 pers.) € 15,00.

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