The Baumberg Sandstone Museum
© Baumberger Sandstein Museum / Wilfried Pinsdorf
A stone writes history
Baumberg Sandstone Museum

Baumberger Sandstone Museum

The Havixbeck Sandstone Museum exhibits tools and implements, typical sandstone products and historical stone sculptures.

Sandstone has shaped the Münsterland like hardly any other building material. Numerous historical buildings, many town houses and wayside shrines still shine in the characteristic colour of sandstone. The fine-grained and soft sandstone from the hills between Havixbeck, Billerbeck and Nottuln is also a perfect working material for sculptors and is not called the "marble of Münsterland" for nothing.

The permanent exhibition in the listed former farmhouse shows the history, processing and working of this typical Münsterland material in all its facets. The focus is not only on sandstone, but also on the life of the stonemasons. Small sandstone works can be purchased in the museum shop.

We recommend the sandstone museum for adults and children from 12 years of age.

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the Baumberger Sandstone Museum at a glance

  • Gastronomy in the house
  • Child-friendly
  • Admission free / free of charge
  • Guided tours
  • for groups
  • Indoor

Admission prices Baumberg Sandstone Museum

  • Admission free, all:
    0,00 €

Donations are welcome

Baumberg Sandstone Museum

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.04. to 30.09.
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    11:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    11:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    11:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    11:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    11:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    11:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr

an Feiertagen auch montags geöffnet.

geschlossen am 24., 25. und 31. Dezember. Betriebsferien vom 2. bis 31. Januar

Baumberg Sandstone Museum

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.10. to 31.03.
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    13:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    13:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    13:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    13:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    13:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    13:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr

Tour information

Make your stay at the Baumberg Sandstone Museum even more informative and entertaining with a guided tour.

  • Free guided tours by audio guide
  • 1 April to 3 October: on Sundays and public holidays at 2 p.m. a public guided tour (price 3 €)
  • individual guided tours for groups
  • Special guided tours for people with dementia
  • Information and registration: Tel: +49 (0)25 07 / 1596

Münsterland in detail

View from the garden of the Baumberg Sandstone Museum View from the garden of the Baumberg Sandstone Museum
© Baumberger Sandstein Museum
The sandstone on the move

You have probably already come across the sandstone from the Baumberge outside Münsterland. The sandstone was exported as far as Scandinavia and the Baltic States. As a popular building material, it was also used in the cathedrals of Aachen and Hildesheim. Sandstone was even used in the world-famous Cologne Cathedral.

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