Opened in 1987 and institutionally supported by the federal government and the state of Lower Saxony, the state museum presents rare, valuable and unusual exhibits that will take you on an impressive journey through the landscape, history and culture of East Prussia and the Baltic Germans.

Why is the museum located in Luneburg? In 1945 East Prussia's 700-year German-influenced history ended when the province was divided up and separated from Germany after the Second World War. Many refugees and expellees stranded in and around Luneburg. As early as in 1958 they founded an East Prussian hunting museum here, the collection of which would later form the core of the modern state museum.

The East Prussian state museum cooperates closely with cultural institutions in Eastern Europe in order to promote mutual understanding and to explore and preserve the German cultural heritage in the friendly coexistence of a common European idea.