The exhibition includes a lack of information about life in castles and castle architecture in the Middle Ages. The museum will include 40 spaces and an area of 3000 square meters in the Französischer Bau (French building) of the Citadel. 2005, a support association founded for the museum. It is composed of the Germanic National Museum, the Thuringian Foundation of Palaces and Gardens and the German Historical Museum, also the district Hildburghausen, the city of Bad Colberg-Heldburg, South Thuringia Chamber of Commerce and other associations and companies.
First, the opening of the museum was planned for 2011. The renovation work was delayed, and the construction work for the renovation of the fortress were started in June 2009. The construction costs were estimated at four to seven million euros in 2009. The construction work will be guided by the Thuringian Foundation of Palaces and Gardens. The restoration of Heidenbau construction is complete, refer to the new premises concerts statt. The Completion of the building FRanzösischer Bau is the next target. The main part of the planned exhibition will be housed there. The opening of the Deutsches Burgenmuseum at the fortress Veste Heldburg will be 2015.