Archeological examinations have been carried out in Kalkriese systematically since 1989. However, Kalkriese is not only a spectacular archeological excavation site, but also an archeological monument whose character and size pose unprecedented challenges for the research and monument conservation community. Apart from research, there is also a focus on communicating discoveries out to a wide public. The museum sees itself as a window to current science, harnessing an innovative overall concept to teach history and research. The museum has won several awards since it was opened in the year 2002.