The Local History Museum in Geithain is housed in two buildings of the Upper Town, which are under preservation order.
The Local History Museum in Geithain is housed in two buildings of the Upper Town, which are under preservation order. The origins of the houses date back to the 16th and 17th centuries.
The Local History Museum is one of the younger museums in Saxony. Although Geithain has been a collection centre since the 19th century, it was only opened in 1986. After extensive renovation and with the help of the Saxon State Office for Museum Affairs the Geithain Local History Museum finally opened in 1995. Today, visitors will learn more about the history of the city through selected sections.
Focus of the permanent exhibition::
- city origination and development
- the urban centres: Town Hall, Market and Church
- Geithain as a garrison town
- Geithain rifle traditions
- History of the local pharmacy system
- Crafts and guilds of old Geithain
- Industrial History – Geithain Enamel
In addition, changing special exhibitions on various topics.
- Visitor bathroom available