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Faustkeil in der Dauerausstellung mit roten Typofragmenten belegt

Everything but superficial

Excavation landscape

As if you were at an excavation, you move along a walkway through an artificial excavation landscape. You see archaeological finds from human history that were once hidden deep below the surface - from the oldest stone utensils of the Neanderthals to drinking and eating utensils from Roman times to the rubble of the Second World War. With all your senses you will learn interesting facts from the past 280,000 years: whether it be about the living conditions in the Ice Age, the methods of cultivation used by the earliest farmers or the spatial confinement of a medieval city. But you will also learn about the different significance of the concepts of climate, time, writing and sexuality in the past and present.

Familie läuft in dukler Lichtstimmung auf einen beleuchteten Kubus zu. (Bild: LWL/P. Jülich)

Research laboratory

In the multiple-award-winning research laboratory you can become a researcher and discover for yourself the various methods with which the traces of the past are scientifically deciphered. The focus is on an archaeological site, the over 5000 year old large stone grave from Warburg with several body burials and numerous burial objects. With archaeological, historical, medical, physical and chemical methods, which can be tried out at a total of 14 themed tables, you can, little by little, uncover the mystery of the large stone grave.

Schülerin sitzt vor einem Mikroskop im Forschungslabor (Bild: LWL/P. Jülich)

Digital media and communication technology

We use the most modern media and communication technology to tell you the exciting stories behind the exhibits. Take a look at the holographic installations in our special showcases, which illustrate the manual processes of making a hand axe or a fibula brooch. Reawaken the "ghosts of the past" with our museum app. Historical figures appear in augmented reality on your tablet or smartphone. You will meet a peasant woman grinding grain at a millstone or the noble Lord of Beckum polishing his sword. Or you can go on a virtual 360-degree tour through our exhibition.

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Die Geister-App auf einem Smartphone (Bild: Puppeteers)

360-degree tour of our permanent exhibition

You can go on a virtual 360-degree tour through our exhibition.

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