A winning project in the Nature Park.2024 competition

The Ministry for the Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection launches the "Nature Park.North Rhine-Westphalia" funding competition every three years. After receiving a positive funding decision, the Bergisches Land Nature Park will implement the project "Heimatmuseum 2.0" from 2022 to 2024.




Project background

Local history museums provide sustainable offers for history, culture, local recreation and partly also for nature tourism. It is precisely through the diversity of the offerings of these museums that the special features of the Bergisches Land become clear. Nevertheless, many of the museums, which are often run on a voluntary basis, have problems with recruiting new staff, financing, developing their offerings and visibility in the region.


With the project "local museums 2.0" and a total volume of € 170,000, the Bergisches Land Nature Park would like to support the local museums in precisely these areas, contribute to their development and expand and accompany the emerging network. This is the only way to preserve and pass on valuable knowledge about the special features of the culture and the landscape. The project is structured in the following building blocks.

The project is supported by various regional partners, such as the Landschaftsverband Rheinland (Rhineland Regional Association) or the cultural officers of the districts, who have recognised the importance of this project.

The project schedule at a glance


Jens Eichner

Managing Director
T: +49 2261-9163 110

Daniel Steinbrecher

Regional Development & Communication
T: +49 2261-9163 112

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