The Museum was founded in the 1960s by the Hohenheim University to display its own collection of 19th century farming equipment. Over the last thirty years the museum was able to expand its collections of high quality material at a time when mechanisation was bringing great changes to farming.
Additional buildings were established outside the university campus displaying tractors, farm carts, sewing machines and harvesting machinery for a wide range of crops. Other sections highlight dairy farming, horse drawn ploughs, hand tools plus the production and processing of flax and sugar beet. Above all stands the unique Hohenheim collection of almost 1.000 agricultural models from 1819 to 1904.