Museum of Everyday Culture
Would you like to get an insight into bourgeois life of the 19th and 20th century? In the Museum of Everyday Culture in Neumarkt, there are numerous everyday objects and curiosities to see.
The Museum of Everyday Culture is located in a historic arcade building in the centre Neumarkt. In the ancient living rooms, countless utensils and everyday objects of a historical household in Neumarkt of the 19th and 20th century are displayed. Furniture, toys, accessories and written records allow you to discover the living and working ambiance in the past.
Anna Grandi Müller has collected the exhibits over the decades with great attention to detail. The woman from Neumarkt has found them in attics, in bulky waste and on flea markets. She has aimed at preserving evidence of the time of her parents and grandparents and at making them accessible to the public. The collection of currently more than 3,000 objects is continually expanded by the museum association today.
You can see the numerous objects on four floors. Today they have mostly expired from the households, as they are not used anymore or they were replaced by modern objects. The single rooms, are dedicated to a specific topic and are lovingly furnished, as if they were still inhabited today.
Among cans, teddy bears & refrigerators
In the hall you can walk through a small colonial and general store, where you will learn how and which products were shopped in former times.
On the first floor you can immerse into a child’s world from days gone by. The exhibited toys belonged to kids of wealthy families. In the saloon or stately room, you will see a decorated table by a bourgeois family from Biedermeier until the first decades of the 20th century. In the office, you will get an insight into the trade with fruit, wine and wood as well as into the daily routine of offices and authorities in historic Neumarkt. In the school corner, you can see the economic status of the families looking at the exhibited schoolbags.
The mezzanine is furnished as a bathroom. An own bathtub was a real luxury item. The exhibited model even has a thermometer at the shower. Also, you can see various toiletry articles.
On the second floor, visitors can explore a simply furnished kitchen with an original open stove as well as a modern kitchen living of a bourgeois household that already had a refrigerator made of wood.
In the attic, there is a fully equipped sewing and ironing room as well as a wood-panelled bedroom.
The Museum of Everyday Culture in Neumarkt is open between the first Tuesday after Easter until All Saint’s Day the following days:
- On Tuesdays from 10 to 12 am
- On Wednesdays from 4 to 6 pm
- On Thursdays from 4 to 6 pm
- On Fridays from 10 to 12 am
- On Sundays 10 to 12 am
Groups from 8 persons can visit the museum upon registration (at least one week before) also beyond the opening times.
The entrance is free; we as you for a voluntary donation.
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