The timber museum is housed in a modern exhibition building lower down from the Hunsrück hamlet. It was built in 2004-2005 with considerable support from the district foresters' association (Kreiswaldbauernverband) in Trier-Saarburg and was opened in October 2006.
Even while the rose garden was being planted in 1978 the museum became aware of a Biedermeier summerhouse in Trier. The almost square house was built in 1830 in the garden of the Trier marzipan and chocolate manufacturer, Johann Wilhelm Maret (1799 - 1848).
In our endeavours to preserve items from bygone days, which are of importance from a cultural and historical aspect, both for today's society and that of the future, we had the idea of exhibiting old historical boundary stones outside in the grounds of the museum.
The purpose of the six-by-nine-meter apiary is to show the importance of bees for the ecosystem to the public, in particular their function in the process of pollination. At the same time, more people are to be enthused for beekeeping in order to maintain this craft and a species-rich nature.