The Museum's collections cover three major areas.

The ethnological collections include about 1000 exhibits from the St.Ottilien Benedictine mission areas in East and South Africa, respectively in Korea.
On display are everyday objects used for household, food procurement and crafts; clothes, adornments, weapons and musical instruments; masks and African woodcarvings and Korean porcelaine from different epochs.

The natural history collection presents 300 stuffed animals from the period between 1890 and 1920, predominantly from East Africa.

Selected exhibits inform about the St. Ottilien Archabbey's history and mission. In the basement, visitors can view short movies shot by Archabbot Norbert Weber in the 1920s about everyday life in Africa and Korea.

At regular intervals we choose one of the collection's exhibits and present it in detail as "object in focus".


Tuesday - Sunday   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday                   closed

On December, 24 the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The entrance to the Museum is barrier-free. In the Museum, you can access the two lower floors through a passenger elevator.


Entry to the museum is free.

However, we are grateful for any small donation that helps covering the Museum's running costs.



For the Museum visit, currently no vaccination, test or recovery certificate is required.

Face masks are no longer mandatory; however, we reccomend wearing one.

Please remember hand desinfection when entering the Museum. Keep a minimum distance of 1,5 m with other persons.

In case you suffer from typical cold symptoms please refrain from visiting the Museum.