Drøhse's House was built in 1672 by the wealthy burgher and ducal tax administrator Friedrich Jürgensen. Thus, the house is from the baroque period and is one the most well-preserved houses in Tønder from the time.
Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the house served as a private residence for wealthy citizens in Tønder, but in the 1900s the house fell into disrepair.
In the beginning of the 1980s, the house was bought and thoroughly restored by master carpenter Helge Kragelund - this restoration was awarded with the Europa Nostra prize in 1985.
In 2003, the house was acquired by Peter Aarslev's Foundation and made available to the museum free of charge.
Visitors to the house can now experience the annually changing exhibitions that mainly focus on textiles and lacemaking.
In addition, the house is furnished with furniture that matches its' rooms.
The museum's collection of drinking glasses and iron stoves are presented in permanent exhibitions.
The attic was restored in 2009 and - among other things - adapted for educational purposes. There is a great opportunity to see the impressive construction of the roof.