The special exhibition of the Bergischer Geschichtsverein puts the old castle and the castle with
outer bailey in a common historical context for the first time.
The history of two noble residences begins with
the construction of the old castle before 1145.
The exhibition gives space to archaeological
and architectural facts as well as
to the research results of local and
-knowledgeable local historians. The research results, some of which differ from one another
- such as the
origin of the castle and the decline of the old
castle - are intended to encourage visitors to
a differentiated approach
Using text panels, maps, models and artifacts
a working group of the Bergischer Geschichtsverein
Abt. Velbert-Hardenberg gives detailed insights into the exciting history of this exciting place.
The special exhibition will be on view at the Villa Herminghaus in the DSBM from December 16, 2022 to May 31, 2023.
Keyra and the magic key: our little visitors can open up and experience the exhibition with our superheroine Keyra
We own around 70,000 exhibits, have an extensive specialist library and a stock of historical catalogues, patent specifications and archive material.
In our museum shop we offer a rich selection of specialist literature, but of course also trick locks and games for tinkerers.
Children between the ages of 6 and 10 are welcome to celebrate their birthday with us at the museum! A total of 10 children can participate.
You can rent our spacious museum foyer for events such as receptions or members' meetings.