The main focus is on agricultural implements from the time before industrialisation in the fields of agriculture, cattle breeding, alpine farming, fire farming, transport, beekeeping, gardening, viticulture and oil extraction.
In addition, the collection includes domestic utensils, kitchen utensils of the peasant household, utensils for historical cooking techniques as well as utensils and cookware for "newer fireplaces".
Objects relating to various crafts before industrialisation, for example ropemaking and shoemaking, illustrate the diversity of rural working areas.
An extensive collection of furniture and original parlour furnishings from the 17th and 18th centuries convey different dimensions of rural living in Styria.
The Anni Gamerith Archive contains records of the food ethnologist Anni Gamerith (1906-1990). She left behind documents on numerous field research projects and interdisciplinary studies on the topic of food. A comprehensive library contains works on the main topics of agriculture, nutrition and building.