Welcome to the Nordsee Museum in Husum

The Nordsee Museum in Husum is one of the most traditional museums on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein. It has its roots in the trust set up by Ludwig Nissen (1855-1924), who emigrated from Husum to New York and became prosperous and influential there as a diamond dealer. Nissen set up the trust and in 1937 the museum opened its doors. Since then the museum has exemplified to both locals and guests alike, the cultural development and traditions on the North Sea coast. These themes are enhanced by various art and art history exhibitions.

In 2006 the museum was thoroughly renovated and remodelled. In the course of its renovation, special attention was paid to creating a family and child friendly design. This can be seen in the water playground in the sheltered gardens of the museum.

The refurbishment of the museum was only possible thanks to the dedication of the Nissen trust which was able to acquire subsidies from the State of Schleswig-Holstein and the European Union. In addition, many other sponsors supported this project including the Nospa Culture Trust, the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments, the Society for the Conservation of the Husum Townscape and Bingo, the Environmental Lottery. In March 2007, the museum opened its doors once again.

Various special exhibitions continue to enhance what is on offer in the museum. Around four to five exhibitions a year take place in the gallery rooms of the S-art forum.

Our visitors can explore the museum in different ways. Guided tours of the permanent and temporary exhibits can be booked for those who do not want to explore the museum on their own. A visit to Café Brütt is a perfect way to round off your tour. Cooperation with schools is an important factor for the museum. The museum boasts its own educational workshop as well as a water laboratory to bring the various themes in the exhibitions to life. The museum is also involved in the training and further education of teachers.

Special events such as readings, lectures or slide shows further enhance what the museum has to offer.