"About citizens and their town"
“Humankind, the measure of history. Humans, the only object of history- of a history that is not interested in who knows what eternal, abstract person, profoundly immutable and perpetually identical to themselves, but in humans, taken always within the framework of societies to which they belonged; in humans who were members of those societies in a clearly defined period in the society's development; humans gifted with multiple functions, diverse activities, varied preoccupations and attitudes all of which mix together, collide, contradict one another, and end up agreeing on a peaceful compromise, a modus vivendi that is called Life.“
(Lucien Febvre, French historian)
The permanent exhibition in the museum of cultural history Zehentstadel shows the humankind history. It began with the Stone Age humans, hunter-gatherers, who fixed up their tents in the Naabtal. A few millenniums later they settled down there, farmed the land and dedicated themselves to cattle breeding. In the Bronze Age they produced ceramics that gleamed metal-like and put on pendants made of bronze. As a Celt, they buried the urns of their dead bodies in Tumuli and they also produced coins. In the late Roman times they served as mercenaries and in the early Middle Ages, they wove flax into delicate fabric patterns.
The armed person stands defiant, guarding his castle next to the Naab. A farmer's wife is curiously looking around the corner. A few steps away, is the watchman guard standing on top of the tower, signalling the arrival of a stranger with his horn. The Latin school teacher is listening attentively to the answers of his students. Medieval citizens curiously turn their attention to the newcomer and are assembled to convey to the visitors their "world".
At the beginning of the 20th century, people are standing in front of their shops, practise their businesses. In recent times they show their social position via portraits. As workers, they take part in the regional economic growth or in the cultural life of the modern town Nabburg.
It is no accident that the cultural-permanent exhibition entitled "About citizens and their town". Supported with many pictures of their everyday or artistic legacies, can be seen by the visitor.
Children and teenagers are regarded as the main target group, an experiment was started that wants to show the history via different media: like drawings, photos, comics and audio books. The interior design in the early history, for example, supports the basic idea of the picture book, as the partition walls are arranged like the open pages of a book, which are put into the display cases as drawers. Within 300 steps, it is possible to pass through millenniums of Nabburg's cultural history. In real pictures and other leftovers, as well as graphically and imaginary.
About People and Animals
The English equivalent for the German proverb „Wo sich Fuchs und Hase „Gute Nacht“ sagen“, is „at the back of beyond“. We rather know where wolf and duck meet: In our department of natural history in the Zehentstadel of Nabburg. There, you can have a look at animals specimen from the previous “Museum der Tierwelt“ (=local animals museum). The permanent exhibition "About People and Animals" provides information on known and even unsuspected relations of humans to their two-and four-legged animal, winged, swimming, insidious and crawling friends.
In particular, the latter species is taken in the integrated "Bavarian customer information centre for ants” under the magnifying glass. In the middle of the room a interactive-area was created where young as well as adult visitors have the possibility to experiment, play, smell, feel, and explore. The computer workplaces are quite popular. Via touch screens one can make the initially silent exhibits talk and learn a great deal about them.
New in the programme
Children’s Birthday Party at the Museum
Pupil's Project: Hecke
A guided tour inside and outdoor for primary schools student (grades 2 and 3) in cooperation with the Oberpfälzer Freilandmuseum (open-air museum in Perschen) .
For further information please call:
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Obertor 3a, 92507 Nabburg
Sunday 2-5 p.m.
and by arrangement
Administration of the Museum
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Tel. 09433/204639, Fax 09433/1833,