We are pleased to announce that our museum will re-open on

May 17th

from 2 to 5pm.

Admissions free


Our regular hours will be Tuesday to Sunday from 2 to 5pm. Closed Mondays.

Unfortunatly we are unable to offer guided tours at this point.

We were pleased to offer a Whitework Embroidery Exhibit on June 21 till August 11, 2019.

Additionally, three other workshops on the topic of embroidery were offered this summer:

Introduction to Whitework Embroidery

Schwalm Buttonmaking

Introduction to Whitework Embroidery



Hope you can join us next year for more exiting workshops.


Schwalm Button Making Workshop

For our English speaking Visitors

The Museum der Schwalm, the Schwalm Touristik and the City of Schwalmstadt (Ziegenhain) are now members of Forte Cultura a cooperation for European Culture Routes and Places of Fortified Monuments.

Advanced Notice


Don't forget our annual 2019 Christmas Market is coming up soon.

The museum presents a three day market in an enchanted atmosphere on two floors and our courtyard with over 30 artisans and craftsmen.

Our upstairs cafe´ offers delishes homemade cakes, coffee and regional specialties.

See you December 13th (from 2pm) to December 15th (till 6pm)

Please visit us starting September 1, 2019  for our World War 2 exhibit and how the war affected the people in the region.


The Museum


The Museum der Schwalm is located in the historic part of Ziegenhain (Schwalmstadt 2) in the former governors’ building from 1363.


The core exhibits of the museum are:

White work embroidery and its development throughout the last 200 years.

The colorful ethnic dresses of the region, called Tracht, are displayed in individual sections, as well whole rooms. Short film clips explain the rich heritage of the region.

Regional furniture, including numerous Brautstühle or bridal chairs add to the overall picture.

Original paintings, drawings, and lithographs from national and international artists (including Bantzer, von Reutern, Grimm, Knauf, Lins, Beithan, Waentig, Mons) who resided once in the Malerkolonie Willingshausen, the oldest of its kind, can be enjoyed by the visitors.


Adults: €5.00, incl. an English guide book.

Disabled (50%>) and students with valid ID: €3.00

Admission is free for children under the age of 14.

Members of the Schwälmer Heimatbund: free


Guided tours in English (available upon request): additional €1.00 p.p.

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday, including holidays: 2 pm to 5 pm

Closed Mondays, but guided tours are available upon request.


The Museum der Schwalm is part of the “My Card Plus” program of the Grimm Heimat Nord Hessen Tourism.

Museum Shop

Visitors can select from a wide variety of art books, postcards, and regional gift items. Furthermore, the shop sells patterns, and catalogue guides from previous white work embroidery exhibits, linen and pattern books, as well as art books from local artists (Bantzer, Kaetelhoen, Bogler. Knaus, Painters of the Willingshaeuser Malerkolonie).


For further information and prices, click on the "Museumsshop" on the right or contact us at: info@museumderschwalm.de