Haus Kupferhammer


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Anyone who visits the upper middle-class house thinks they can hear the Bergenthal family's laughter at any time. The living, dining and study rooms are so vividly furnished with original objects of daily life from the turn of the century. One feels transported into the life of the "Sauerland Buddenbrooks".

Haus Kupferhammer


Haus Kupferhammer

Belecker Landstr. 9

59581 Warstein

Telefon: +49 2902 2724



The castle-like "Haus Kupferhammer" in Warstein was an industrial residence for centuries. Characterized by farm buildings, tower, coach house and a dignified park and garden landscape, the ensemble is an expression of the upper middle-class lifestyle of past centuries.

Haus Kupferhammer" owes its name to the Möller family's trade, copper processing. From their residence, three generations of the Möller family managed their enterprises located in several places, which already counted a workforce of more than 250 in the middle of the 18th century. The current appearance of "Haus Kupferhammer" essentially goes back to the new building by Johann Theodor Möller in the middle of the 18th century; a few years later, the north and south wings were added. In 1848, the Warstein-born factory owner Wilhelm Bergenthal bought the existing buildings and turned them into the center of his iron industry located on the federal highway 55. By integrating the existing buildings and expanding the courtyard facilities with farm buildings, a tower, a coach house and the creation of a dignified park and garden landscape, he gave expression to his self-image in the form of an upper middle-class lifestyle. The economic upswing, which was significantly influenced by Wilhelm Bergenthal, gave the agrarian town of Warstein the character of an early industrial location of the iron industry.

Voluntary commitment to the preservation of Haus Kupferhammer

The "Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Museums Haus Kupferhammer" (Association of Friends and Patrons of the Haus Kupferhammer Museum) was founded in 2006 and has set itself the goal of turning the former residential building into a center for the promotion of art and culture in the town of Warstein. In concrete terms, this means that space is provided for lectures, conferences and discussion groups, that art exhibitions are made possible, artistic-cultural events are organized and supported, educational museum programs are offered for children and young people, and interest in local and regional history is promoted, as well as that the museum's valuable inventory is carefully cared for.

Guided tours (audio tours) are offered upon request.

Main opening times:

Day From Until From Until
Sunday 10:30 12:30 14:30 17:00
Saturday 14:30 17:00


Kinder: 1,- €
Erwachsene: 1,50 €

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