The exhibition takes a look at the development of consumption from pre-industrialtimes to the present and raises questions about the future. Visitors are invited to question their own consumption behaviour: Does living today mean consuming? What can I learn from the people of 200 years ago?
In the permanent exhibition visitors learn how paper was arduously made by hand in the past. They experience the mill wheel powering the rumbling rag beaters and make a sheet of paper from the vat for themselves. They can follow how a strip of paper is made mechanically on a small paper machine.