State Museum of Nature and Man
Over three floors, the museum illustrates the characteristics of fenland, heathland, marshland and coastal areas with archaeological and natural history exhibits.
This Oldenburg museum, one of the oldest (1836) in northwest Germany, focuses on the interaction between man and nature. The traditional disciplines of natural history, archaeology and ethnology are presented from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives with one unifying central theme: the landscape. Taking the diversity and the defining characteristics of different landscapes – fenland, sandy heathland, the coast and fertile marshland – as its starting points, and the river Hunte as a linking element, the overall museum concept illustrates the dovetailing of research, science and museum curation.
The exhibitions document the past, the present and offer a view of the future, using the latest technology to provide a critical appraisal of natural environments, their origins, development and cultural history.
In both permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum aims to optimise the relationship between exhibit, explanation and display.