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Westfälisches Pferdemuseum Münster

Westphalian horse museum in the Allwetterzoo Münster

A unique museum project was realised in the Allwetterzoo Münster. It opened its doors in October 2002. A museum in the Zoo. 1000 square meters exhibition area are devoted to nature and cultural history of the horse in Westphalia and other topics about the horse. There are also special exhibitions. Directly next to the museum is the arena. Various performances with horses allow the visitors direct access to the living animal. The range of events extends from the introduction of early horse breeds through performing exercises on horseback to the demonstration of communication between horse and man, topics which can also be found in the exhibition. With the horse park, which is planned by the zoo, the Westphalian horse museum can rightly be called the most “living” museum in Germany.

· Educational programme for school classes · Guided tours · Museum shop · Performances in the arena · Conference facilities · Lectures · Library (under construction) · Collection