Bourgeois life around 1900 - Permanent exhibition at Museum Pankow, Heynstraße
| Museum Pankow, Heynstraße
Since 1974, two bourgeois representative rooms at Heynstraße 8 have been open to visitors, some of them with original fittings, stucco, paintings and furniture. On his property at today's Heynstraße 8, the chair cane manufacturer Fritz Heyn had a representative residential house built by the Berlin architect Ernst Fröhlich in 1893.
The Heyn family themselves lived in the so-called Beletage, a spacious and well-equipped flat on the first floor. In the salon and Berlin room you can get a good impression of bourgeois life around 1900.
The view into the bathroom with its original bathtub is also interesting. Remnants of the original wall paintings, which were uncovered during restoration, can be seen in the gateway and staircase. The historic garden with the gazebo and with the fountain sculpture created by Heyn's son Hermann complete the overall picture.
The architectural ensemble of front garden, residential house and garden courtyard with arbour at Heynstraße 8 is now a listed building. It not only houses the museum, but the other floors are still inhabited today.
Special exhibitions on district history and events complement the offerings at this location of the Museum Pankow, which has been recommended as an attraction in many guidebooks for several years.
In a small setting with a maximum of ten participants, visitors are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the past. They learn about the life of the chair cane manufacturer Fritz Heyn around 1900, but also revive their own memories and give space to self-experienced history.