Special Exhibition

Special Exhibition

Scheiße sagt man nicht! (Shit you do not say!)

Going to the toilet is very intimate, notions of shame, disgust and intimacy play a major role. Under the title "Scheiße sagt man nicht!" ("Shit you do not say!") this central issue of physical culture occupies central stage in the current season of the LWL-Open-air Museum Detmold. The museum shows interesting facts about the cultural history of the toilet.

Various installations in the landscape and in a special exhibition in Paderborn village reveal more about the history of hygiene and unspoken details about the toilet. All over the landscape park you can find historical lavatories, "Zimmerklosetts" and several objects from the collection.

The LWL-Open-air Museum Detmold takes a look through the keyhole and answers frequently asked questions of the visitors: Why is there so often a heart in the door of the WC? How long toilet paper exists?

The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business

Kids only: We have set up a dedicated area in the exhibition only for you. In addition there are nine stations within the landscape where you can follow the famous book "The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business" by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch and see the different animals of the Museum.

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