Collections The museum and its history The Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg, sponsored by the administrative district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadtis one of the biggest museums in single saalfeld-rudolstadt Free State of Thuringia. Going back to a foundation of the last prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt inthe museum was taken over by the State of Thuringia in With its banquet- and living single saalfeld-rudolstadt, inventory and its manifold collections the former residence palace single saalfeld-rudolstadt a museum — deprived of the private influence — serving the common welfare in its entirety.
When the State of Thuringia took it over, all obligations resulting from the foundation were laid down to insure the unity of the collections.
After expert scientists worked on the single departments and the curator at that time was responsible for single saalfeld-rudolstadt museums in Thuringia. Since then a continuous maintenance has been guaranteed. As a result of the dissolution of the State of Thuringia in the collections of Heidecksburg palace were allocated to the newly formed district of Rudolstadt.
After the district of Rudolstadt, since the administrative district of Saalfeld-Rudolstadt, has been pursuing a museums policy which is institutionally supported by the state, too.