The Museum of Sandstone in Havixbeck introduces a stone with history.
Baumberger Sandstone - that's not only a building material but also a high-class sculpture material.
This fine-grained stone has been worked in the quarries nearby Havixbeck (at the Baumberge, wich means tree mountains) for 1000 years. Since that time it has been used - especially in the medieval age - in Northern Germany, in the Netherlands and in the Baltic States.
Treatment of the sandstone and who this did
The museum presents beautiful sculptures and fine masonry. At the same time we try to explain, how these products have been made - and who did it.
Fossils in Baumberger sandstone tell us something about the origin of the stone. Heavy machines and tools from the Hesselmann''s quarry give us idea of the trouble, that the daily work with stone meant for quarrymen and stone masons.
The ready work - sculptures, ornamentic, history, etc.
Address, Opening times, etc
Dr. Joachim Eichler
Admission free, donations are welcome
Tuesdays to Sundays