Museums

Peat Museums
Many countries have museums that honour peat and the people whose lives were dominated by peat.


DENMARK

Stenvad Mosebrugscenter
The history of peat and peatlands, from fuel to horticultural use.
www.stenvadmosebrugscenter.dk

 

 

FINLAND

Lusto, the Finnish Forest Museum 
 
The museum displays mainly forests and forestry related items and information, but caters also for many aspects of peat & peatlands.
www.lusto.fi 

 

GERMANY

Naturschutzzentren Bad Wurzach

 
Nature conservation, mire developement, history of the landscape

www.naturschutzzentren-bw.de 

 

Moormuseum Moordorf


 Working and living in peatlands.

www.moormuseum-moordorf.de/ 

Museum Torfschiffswerft Schlussdorf
Peat transportation by boats, cultivation and colonization of peatlands.
www.landschaftsverband-stade.de/heimatverein_schlussdorf.html 

Naturschutz- und Informationszentrum Goldenstedter Moor
Nature conservation, use of peatlands, peatland archaeology and peat railway.
www.goldenstedter-moor.de

Moor- und Fehnmuseum Elisabethfehn
Nature trail, instruments and machines for peat winning, peat cottage, cultivation and colonization of peatlands, nature conservation.
www.fehnmuseum.de 

 

IRELAND

Peatlands Country Park, Dungannon (NI)

A 266ha country park with visitor centre, biodiversity education centre, guided walks and on site interpretation.
www.doeni.gov.uk/niea//places/parks/peatlands.shtml

An Creggan Visitor Centre (NI)
This visitor centre situated in the foothills of the Sperrins interprets the natural history of the local area.
www.an-creagan.com/

Cuilcagh Mountain Park and Marble Arch Caves, Floerence Court, Co Fermanagh (NI)
Cuilcagh Mountain Park is one of the best examples of the blanket bog ecosystem in Northern Ireland.
www.showcaves.com/english/ie/showcaves/MarbleArch.html

 

LATVIA

Pigeon Railway Peat Museum
www.kudrasbanitis.lv/index.php/en/

Peat Art EdgarAmeriks
www.edgarsameriks.com/

 

 NETHERLANDS

Damshus
An open air museum about peatlands and peat winning.
www.damshus.nl/index.htm

Drents Museum
History of colonization of peatlands, peat winning.
www.drentsmuseum.nl

Museum Obsterlan
www.museumobsterlan.nl

Peat Art
The artist Dioni ten Busschen is using peat to create sculptures and other items
www.peatart.com
www.dioni.nl/peatart/

Veenkoloniaal Museum Veendam
The emergence of peatlands, history of peat winning.
www.veenkoloniaalmuseum.nl

VeenMuseum Vriezenveenseveld
www.veenmuseum.nl


Veenpark, Barger-Compascuum
Old "Plaggen" cottage, working and living in peatlands.
www.veenpark.nl

 

 

 

SWEDEN

Föreningen Ryttarens Torvströfabrik


Peat production in authentic environment.
www.ryttaren.nu

 

United Kingdom

Peatlands Park
Peatlands and woodlands habitat
https://discovernorthernireland.com/Peatlands-Park-Dungannon-P2847/

Colbost Croft Muxseum
Life on Skye in the 1800.
https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/skye/colbostcroft/index.html