Spacious suites of rooms, some of which contain the original furnishings, convey an impression of patrician home décor and take the visitor from prehistory and early history to the history of law, church and guilds in Memmingen.
The “Images of Memmingen from three centuries” collection gives evidence of civic self-awareness in the former free imperial town, as do the coats of arms of the Memmingen patrician families.
The high spot of the visit are the pictures by the Memmingen baroque painter Johann Heiss and the items by the Künersberg faience factory, which was run by the Memmingen patrician, Jakob v. Küner in the 18th century. These faiences which are of particularly high quality are considered to be amongst the most highly sought after in European fine ceramics and the difficult method in which they are produced is also described in the museum.
Temporary exhibitions on specific aspects of urban and art history complement the permanent exhibition.