The Vieweghaus was built between 1799 and 1804 and was a residential house and pub-lisher’s premises until 1976. It is one of the most important examples of classicist architecture from around 1800. Today it is home to the State Museum of Braunschweig. A permanent exhibition documents the history of the Braunschweig region from early history through to the present day. High-ranking topical exhibitions complement this. The museum has artefacts on display at other locations such as the exhibition centre “Hinter Ägidien”, in Wolfenbüttel and in Bortfeld.