The museum of poverty to touch and join in

incl. comfortable tearoom „Kluntjehuus“ (house of sugar-lumps)


Moormuseum Moordorf e.V.
Victorburer Moor 7a
26624 Südbrookmerland




Tel.: +49 (0) 4942/2734
Fax: +49 (0) 4942/5346

Sat nav destination point of parking area: Moordorf, Grenzstrasse 8


The museum


The open-air-museum of Moordorf is situated on a 3,2 ha big area of peatland. It deals with the colonisation of the peatland based on an edict of cultivation by Friedrich II of Prussia in1765. In contrast to peatland cultivation as it was done in the “Fehnkultur” the Prussian moor colonisation had no support.

The extremely miserable conditions for the cultivation get obvious in the development of the village Moordorf for about 200 years. The museum of poverty shows the living and working conditions: housing conditions, peat cutting, Moorbrandkultur, buckwheat growing, handicrafts and working techniques.

The huts made of sods or pieces of turf, the authentic rebuild houses made of clay as well as the original brick made houses impart the idea of the poor circumstances and the social differences. In our exhibition hall you will find more information and background reports: Why did these colonists settle in the moors? Who were these people? Where did they come from?

Films for children and adults (approx. 10 min) can be watched:


    • „Törfgraben un Tiddeltop“ (peat digging and a childrens toy / play) A childhood in Moordorf about 1920


  • „An introduction into the Moormuseum“

After these films you are recommended to take a walk around the premises along the huts and buildings. A log paved path leads you through the highland moor to an observation deck. Temporarily German White Heath Sheep are pasturing there. Here you can find also typical plants of this habitat like sundew.

A survey of the premises

Highland moor

Observation deck

The responsible body of the Moormuseum Moordorf is a society of the same name which was founded in 1979.

The museum was opened in 1984.


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1. cash point, toilet, exhibition hall, film, tea-room, entrance to the premises and exit
2. clay hut – project hut for children and adults
3. foot path
6. + 7. huts of sods and pieces of turf
4., 5., 8. reed thatched clay huts
11. colonists‘ cottage
12. workshop of a blacksmith
13. shed for agricultural equipment
14. cottage with garden
15. adjoining building of the cottage
16. nursery – “Kindergarten”
17. tea-room „Kluntjehuus“ (A „Kluntje“ is a sugar-lump)
X log paved path to observation deck



offers for living experience
Guided tours: approx. 90 minutes

– groups need to register in advance
– for individual guests daily from July to August at 11:15 am


Promotion days: May, June and September, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 13.30 am, Saturdays from 2 pm to 4.30 pm. July and August: Monday to Friday from 11 pm to 13.30 and Saturday from 2 pm to 4.30 pm.

Project days: for children and adults to join in on request

Children’s birthday parties: programme and prices on request

The tea-room „Kluntjehuus“ (A „Kluntje“ is a sugar-lump) is looking forward to your visit. In a cosy atmosphere you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and home-made cakes. You can also choose from a varied menu. You might as well choose an East Frisian tea ceremony.

In the tea-shop you’ll find tea specialities of own production, as well as exclusive tea tableware, tee equipment, sea buck thorn products and maritime gift articles.

Opening hours:

  • Summer: (beginning of spring to Nov. 11 th) Monday to Sunday 10am – 6 pm (Admission till 5 pm)
  • During wintertime group visits are possible as per agreement.


Entrence fees:

adults (from 16 yrs): 4€00
Children and teenagers (from 6yrs): 1€50
Family-card: 9€00

groups (from 15 persons):

adults: 3€50
children: 1€50

guided tours (English, Dutch or Low-German):

adult groups (registered in advance only): 24€00
school classes (registered in advance only): 18€00
individual adults: 2€00
individual children: 1€00


Sorry, no dogs allowed on the premises!

Registration for tea-room visits: +49 (0) 4942/99 09 02

directory to the museum

directory to the museum

directory to the museum