The Cloppenburg Museum Village and Lower Saxon Open-Air Museum in the Lower Saxon county town of Cloppenburg is the oldest museum village in Germany.[ The museum is a research and educational establishment in the field of cultural and countryside history.
Of the many buildings that were used for farming, the Quatmannshof ( built in 1805) and the Wehlburg ( built in 1750) are especially worth mentioning. As well as farmhouses, servants' houses and farm workers' houses there are numerous examples of rural tradesmen's houses: a turner's, a whitesmith's, a farrier's, a blacksmith's, a coppersmith's, a leather shoemaker's, a clog maker's, a joiner's, a carpenter's workshop, a brewery, a cooper's, a blue printing works, a saddlery, a pottery, a goldsmith's and a silversmith's as well as technical cultural artefacts like grinding mills and engines.

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