About the Museum
The Molfsee Open-Air Museum is the central place of remembrance and experience for the everyday and cultural history of Schleswig-Holstein - from the 16th to the 20th century.
The rural life of the past
Almost every citizen of Schleswig-Holstein has been here at least once. There is hardly a schoolchild who cannot look back on a trip to Molfsee. There is hardly a family that has not spent a day on the extensive museum grounds, looking at the farmhouses, cottages, barns as well as the workshops of village crafts and immersing themselves in the rural life of the past.
A building for the future
2021 marks a historic turning point in the history of the museum. A large new exhibition and entrance building will be opened: the Jahr100Haus (Year100House). The architecture alone is fascinating. Its design is inspired by farmhouses - and yet completely different. A building for the future that has since shaped the image of the museum and given the world of modern folk life and folk art a home.
A voyage of discovery into the recent past
The exhibition on display in it, "Ein JAHR100 in Schleswig-Holstein. Land. Leute. Leben" (A YEAR100 in Schleswig-Holstein. Country. People. Life) ties in chronologically with the exhibition in the open-air site, but sets itself clearly apart from it in terms of content. It presents 350 everyday objects from the 20th century - from the school cone to the torch for the Olympic flame in 1972 -, highlights their stories and invites us on a voyage of discovery into the recent past.
Both the Jahr100Haus and the open-air site present plenty of space not only for exhibitions, but also for events and educational offerings. The museum's diverse programme, which also includes large markets, attracts thousands of visitors every year.