The “Krügersche Haus” (Krüger's House) originates from the 17th century. It is the oldest still remaining half-timbered house in Geesthacht. As a museum and an archive it has housed a local history collection since 1988. On the ground floor special exhibitions are presented. On the upper floor there are permanent exhibitions on the history of the countryside and town of Geesthacht. With the aid of model landscapes, showcases, exhibits and text boards the alterations of the landscape by man since Neolithic times are illustrated. The section of the town history shows the interrelation between life and work in the town with its former gunpowder factories as well as records and tools of old trades like the “Bandreißer” (people who make willow hoops for barrels) and basket-makers.