The British in Westphalia – Encounters - Relations - History 1945-2020

Exhibition “The British in Westphalia"

Liberators, occupiers, allies, and what else? The exhibition The British in Westphalia depicts the impact of the British occupation and the troop deployment on the people and the region. It is being presented at the Paderborn Stadtmuseum from 21 October 2017 to 28 February 2018 (Am Abdinghof 11).
An array of topics are covered, ranging from the democratisation of the region to the first German-British marriages, mutual marksman’s festivals, exchange programmes, pub brawls and the civilian conversion of the barracks complex. In addition, glimpses of life in the British barracks and married quarters offer insight into how the soldiers and families lived and what it meant to be stationed in Westphalia. Presented are objects from military life, but also personal photographs, objects and documents, private and official film material, and interviews with Germans and Britons.

The Exhibition is in German and English.

We look forward to your visit!

A special travelling version of the exhibition by the LWL-Museumsamt für Westfalen will subsequently tour to various cities in the region from April 2018 to September 2019.

Contact: Dr. Bettina Blum, ; 05251-88-27922


Opening times of the Stadtmuseum, Am Abdinghof 11 :
Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Adults: 2,50 / 2,00 €
Children to Age 12: free Admission
School classes: free Admission
Public guided tour: 5,00 € (plus 2.00 Euro admission per Person).

Guided tours
Guided tours through the exhibition (60 minutes): 55.00 (plus 2.00 Euro admission per Person).
Guided tours can be booked in English or German language.
(Up to 15 people. Larger groups will be divided, with two groups being guided simultaneously.)

Guided tours for school classes (60 minutes): 50,00 € (free admission)

Guided tours in German and English can be booked at: Tourist Information Paderborn, Tel: 05251-882980

Britfest Schloss Neuhaus 2014. Martin Parr/MagnumFotos

The exhibition is part of the planning workshop “The British in Westphalia” launched by the City of Paderborn, together with numerous regional partners
Contact: Dr. Andreas Neuwöhner,

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