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An old car stands at the museum's historical gas station.

Getting here

How to find us

Our museum is easy to find.
You can reach us by car, bus or bicycle.
Further information on arrival and parking facilities can be found here.

Please note: Construction works on the road to the museum will take place from August 2024 until spring 2025. During this time, accessibility of the museum's parking lot may be impaired. We will keep you informed about current developments here. 

By car

From the north:

Take the A 2 exit Herford / Bad Salzuflen, B 239 direction Detmold / Horn-Bad Meinberg and follow in Detmold the signs "open-air museum" / Freilichtmuseum.

From the west:

Also take the A 2 to junction 27 Kreuz Bielefeld Zentrum and then take the B 66 direction Lage / Lemgo and in Lage the B 239 direction Detmold / Horn-Bad Meinberg.

From the south:

Take the A 33 to exit 26 Paderborn-Elsen, then the B 1 direction Hameln / Horn-Bad Meinberg to exit Altenbeken / Horn direction Horn, then in the direction of Detmold to Heiligenkirchen, continue on the Paderborner Straße direction Detmold.


During the first half of 2024, the parking lot next to the museum entrance is partly closed due to contruction works. Please use public transport whenever possible, or use our additional parking lot near the museum (sat-nav: Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 15, 32760 Detmold). 

Parking spaces for disabled persons with special permit (e.g. Blue Badge) are still available at the museum's parking lot near the entrance. 

If you have a mobility impairment but no special parking permit, you are welcome to use our Pick-up/ Drop-off Zone on the parking lot near the museum entrance. 

Busses are not permitted on the parking lot near the museum's entrance as there is no room to turn. Please use the bus bays on Paderborner Straße (bus stop "Freilichtmuseum") to let your guests alight. 

By bus

Riding by Bus from Detmold central station

Bus 701 direction Berlebeck to the stop Sommertheater
Bus 703 direction Hiddesen to the stop Sommertheater
Bus 782 direction Bad Meinberg to the stop Sommertheater

Further information:


From Easter to October
Touristic Line 792
Further information:


LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold
Westfalian State Museum for Rural History and Culture
Krummes Haus
32760 Detmold
Phone: +49 (0) 52 31 / 706 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 52 31 / 706 - 106

For further questions please contact our info office:

Phone: +49 (0) 5 23 1 / 706 -104