Saarland School Museum in Ottweiler



brief description: 

the building which, today, accommodates the school museum was built around 1800 as a regular residential house. In 1905, it was renovated and modified, and a home economics school was set up. After World War II, the building was remodelled to, once again, serve as a residence. In 1993, the 1905 structure was, for the most part, re-established and the Saarland School Museum, centrally situated in the historic heart of Ottweiler, was opened to the public. Since then, visitors can reminisce over the smell of parquet floors and blackboard erasers and travel back in time to their own school days.

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
interior architecture: 
the Saarland School Museum in Ottweiler offers exhibits spanning 1000 years of school history. In two historic classrooms, visitors can gain an insight into the school life of bygone days. While the ground floor houses a classroom with original furnishings dating back to the years 1910 through 1950, the attic floor accommodates a 19th century classroom. Spread out over 7 rooms on 3 storeys, a wide variety of school-related aspects are illustrated, such as school & games, the first day of school, school life, reading, writing, math, fine arts, religion, social and cultural mannerisms, girls education, higher education, technical media, teacher training, teachers lives. The oldest exhibits date back to the 16th century. Amongst the rare documents on display are a handwritten math book from 1749, an alphabet book from 1777, and a copybook from 1834 with goose quill calligraphy
Background noise: 
the museum is situated on an alley in the heart of Old Town Ottweiler
ceiling height: 
Ca. 2,70m
possible disturbing factors: 
noise coming from visitors traffic during regular opening hours
Space restrictions: 
to be discussed
Time restrictions : 
to be discussed
the school museum is situated in the heart of Ottweiler's historic Old Town with a wide variety of eateries which, upon prior agreement, could serve as caterers
Filming experience: 


coming from Saarbrücken on the A623 motorway going in the direction of Neunkirchen, take the Friedrichsthal exit (1). Turn right onto the A8 motorway going in the direction of Mannheim, Neunkirchen, Karlsruhe. Take the Neunkirchen, Spiesen exit (23) and get onto the B41 federal highway going in the direction of Neunkirchen, Ottweiler, St. Wendel. Continue on the B41 for approx. 3,5 km until reaching a roundabout. Take the right exit, direction Neunkirchen, Ottweiler. At the next roundabout, turn left, direction Ottweiler, St. Wendel. Follow the course of the B41 to the town entrance of Ottweiler. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Schlossstrasse. After approx. 150 m, turn right onto Goethestraße. From here, proceed on foot, the museum being situated in a pedestrian zone
the museum can be reached in 10 minutes on foot from Ottweiler Central Station (Ottweiler Hauptbahnhof)


sanitary facilities: 
parking lot: 
available on nearby Illingerstraße (parking deck)
electricity supply: 
water supply: 


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