Stadt Münster: Villa ten Hompel - Permanent Exhibition


Historical Place

Permanent Exhibition "History - Violence - Conscience"


Our research team

Based on the eventful history of the “Villa ten Hompel”, the new exhibition focuses on the massive scale of the involvement of uniformed police in the Second World War and the genocide against Jews and other groups, the denazification, but also continuities after 1945 as well as the prosecution of the crimes of the Nazis and the bureaucratic attempt at a "compensation" to formerly persecuted.

In essence, the visitors in the “Villa” are invited to debate how to deal with history in order to ponder about present and future challenges.

Financial support

The exhibition was made possible only through financial support. We thank the following institutions for significant financial donations:

  • Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
  • Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW - Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • Stadt Münster
  • Sparkasse Münsterland-Ost
  • Förderverein Geschichtsort Villa ten Hompel e. V.


additional info


Historical place Villa ten Hompel
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 28
48145 Münster

phone: 0049 (0)2 51/4 92-71 01
fax: 0049 (0)2 51/4 92-79 18

Opening hours

Administration and exhibition are closed on September 20th and October 3rd.

Please feel free to call or write an e-mail for a separate appointment. Please also call for guided tours through the permanent exhibitions, for projects for school classes and seminars.


Accessibility by public transport:

City bus line 34 (stop: Villa ten Hompel), lines 2, 10 (stop: Hohenzollernring / Finanzgericht) and 4 (stop: Elisabet-Ney-Straße)