Museum Altes Land Discover the history of the Altes Land

© Matthias Pens Fotografie
© Matthias Pens Fotografie
© Matthias Pens Fotografie
© Matthias Pens Fotografie
© Matthias Pens Fotografie

From fruit growing, furniture, traditional costumes and agriculture to "Tante Rosas Laden" - in the Museum Altes Land you can study the history of the largest contiguous fruit growing area in Germany.

The Museum im has been informing visitors about the history of the beautiful landscape since 1990. The museum in Jork, the "capital" of the Altes Land, is housed in the half-timbered building. After an earlier house had to be sold by the former landowner due to financial difficulties, the present building was erected by the new owner. From 1978 until the opening of the museum, the house was empty and slowly decayed. Today you can experience the development of the Altes Land and the life of its inhabitants on more than 320 m².

The museum reports on fruit growing, shipping and Altländer traditions.
Since the 20th century, fruit growing has been the predominant economic activity in the Old Land, but it dates back to the 14th century. Tools and machines from the centuries show how fruit growing developed in the Old Land and what technical progress the region underwent. The living part of the museum illustrates life in the Old Land with various exhibits. In addition to furniture such as chests and chairs, you can also see typical traditional costumes. There is also an extensive exhibition with exhibits on shipping and land transport. Did you know that some of the largest shipping companies were founded in the Old Land? The highlight and greatest treasure of the museum is clearly "Aunt Rosa's Shop". The shop is a typical example of a colonial goods store from the years; it was sold here from 1920 to 1965.

Admission is free; a donation to preserve the museum is welcome.

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