Other museums

In addition to the state museums, Hamburg offers many private collections, shows and exhibitions. In this overview you will find art and curiosities in Hamburg: from the Griffelkunst-Vereinigung and Kunstverein to the Customs Museum...

Alstertal Museum
Wellingsbütteler Weg 75a
22391 Hamburg
Tel: 040-536 66 79
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The Alstertal Museum is dedicated to the history of Hamburg, from cargo shipping on the Oberalster to
Stone Age hand-axe finds.
Sat & Sun 11am - 1pm and 3pm - 5pm, admission is free!

Astronomy Park Hamburg Observatory
Gojenbergsweg 112
21029 Hamburg
Tel: 040-428 13 10
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Built around 1900, the observatory in Bergedorf is a culturally and historically significant
ensemble of international renown comprised of listed buildings and many
valuable telescopes.
Guided tours for groups can be arranged by telephone; guided tours for individual persons are
only possible following the Wednesday lectures or on the observation evenings.

Bischofsturm
Historic Museums of Hamburg Foundation
Kreuslerstraße 6
20095 Hamburg
Tel: 040-030 847 98
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The so-called Bischofsturm (Bishop's Tower) is Hamburg's oldest stone structure. Built about 900 years ago, the huge
stone was probably used as a tower house.
The display room in the Bischofsburg (Bishop's Castle) will unfortunately remain closed in the coming months due to rebuilding works.

German painter and decorator museum
Billwerder Billdeich 72
22113 Hamburg
Tel: 040-73 38 70 6
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This documents the history of the traditional painters' craftsmanship. At the same time an insight into
the various applications and techniques in the painting trade. The museum is
housed in the idyllically located Glockenhaus (bell house) with an adjoining baroque garden.
Feb - Nov Sat & Sun 10am - 1pm

German Additive Museum
Bankstraße 28
20097 Hamburg
Tel: 040-320 277 57
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The German Additive Museum explains the flavouring agents and colourings, enzymes and flavour enhancers
that are added to our food.
Weds, Fri - Sun 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m., Thurs 2.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
(Pedestrian access via a turnstile (please ring) at the North Gate (Nagelsweg stop);
Car access via "Auf der Brandshofer Schleuse" )

The Dachbodenbande - (the other) Toy Museum
Kehrwieder 4
20457 Hamburg
Tel: 0172-329 32 50
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Let yourself be surprised and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of the Dachboden (attic)! Toys from the past
two hundred years – presented as an accessible artwork - wait for you to discover them.
Daily 10am - 6pm

Freie Akademie der Künste
Klosterwall 23
20095 Hamburg
Tel: 040-32 46 32
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The academy is the establishment for permanent communication among artists as well as with society.
For art to be vital, to produce it is not enough, it needs to be comprehended:
it needs reception and interpretation.
Tue - Sun 11am - 6pm

Freilichtmuseum am Kiekeberg
Am Kiekeberg 1
21224 Rosengarten-Ehestorf
Tel: 040-790 17 60
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In the Slack Mountains, the open-air museum is located on Kiekeberg on a 12 acre open-air site with
More than 40 historic buildings that tell of the culture and way of life in the Winsener Marsh and the
northern Lüneburg heath.
All year round: Tue - Sun 10am - 6pm

New: The Agrarium, an exhibition environment on the topics of agriculture and nutrition!

Griffelkunst-Vereinigung
Seilerstraße 42
20359 Hamburg
Tel: 040-300 931 0
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Since 1925, the Griffelkunst-Vereinigung has offered its members signed, original graphics from young as well as
internationally renowned artists. The current editions are exhibited twice a year at nearly 90 different
locations. Their headquarters are in Hamburg.

Hamburger Schulmuseum
Seilerstraße 42
20359 Hamburg
Tel: 040-352 946
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Hamburg school history is presented here from the Kaiser period, the Weimar Republic, the Nazi era and the postwar years
within the context of social history.
The classroom from the Kaiser period contains original furniture.
"School from the olden days" can be experienced and recreated as an educational game. A permanent exhibition from "School under the Swastika and
New Beginnings in 1945 " informs visitors. Collections exhibit biological preparations,
historical physics instruments, old educational textbooks, photos and more.
A reservation for groups is requested.
Mon - Fri 8.00am - 4.30pm and every 1st Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 5pm

Johannes-Brahms-Museum
Peterstraße 39
20355 Hamburg
Tel: 040-419 130 86
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The Johannes Brahms Museum contains a collection with all kinds of Brahmsian artefacts: Photos, documents,
facsimiles, music items, concert programmes, family owned memorabilia as well as a
marble bust by Viennese sculptress Beatrice Conrat, along with a reference library of approx. 300 volumes
and the entire works of Johannes Brahms on CD.
Tue, Thu, Sun 10am - 4pm

Kaffeemuseum Burg
Münsterstraße 23-25
22529 Hamburg
Tel: 040-552 042 58
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Coffee culture and history in Eppendorf. A video lecture with coffee tasting follows a guided tour through
the coffee roasting facility and the raw-coffee warehouse.
Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm

KL!CK children's museum Hamburg
Achtern Born 127
22549 Hamburg
Tel: 040-410 99 777
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1500 sqm quench the thirst for knowledge and make the museum a memorable experience! The KL!CK Children's Museum offers permanent exhibitions such as
"Travel in Time - Great-Grandmother's" Everyday Life" and "Construction Site - Please Enter, in addition to
regularly changing special exhibitions.
Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 6pm, Sat only for children's birthdays

Kindheits-Träume (Childhood Dreams)
Hamburg-Langenhorn
Tel: 040-531 72 37
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The private doll museum with a dolls' hospital near the airport houses an unusual collection
of more than 650 antique dolls from all over the world, including a large Japanese collection
and doll's houses and toys from various eras, all lovingly presented and arranged.
Appointments can be made by telephone

Kunsthaus Hamburg
Klosterwall 15
20095 Hamburg
Tel: 040-33 58 03
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Changing exhibitions of contemporary art, particularly Hamburg artists. Exhibitions by
prize-winners and scholarship-recipients are a permanent feature.
Tue - Sun 11am - 6pm

Kunstverein in Hamburg
Klosterwall 23
20095 Hamburg
Tel: 040-33 83 44
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Founded in 1817, the Kunstverein Hamburg presents changing exhibits of contemporary art and
classic modern art.
Tue - Sun 11am - 6pm , Thu 11am - 9pm

Kaltenkirchen Concentration Camp Memorial in Springhirsch
Ortsteil Springhirsch
on the B4
24568 Nützen
Tel: 04191-72 34 28
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From August 1944 to April 1945, inmates of the Neuengamme concentration camp were
brought to the camp at Kaltenkirchen in order to work on a military airfield. 700 inmates probably died as a result.
Document house: Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The grounds of the memorial site are always accessible to the public.

Wilhelmsburg Island Museum
Wülfkenweg 40
21109 Hamburg
Tel.: 040-754 37 32
or 040-311 829 28
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The Museum der Elbinsel Wilhelmsburg is housed in the old Wilhelmsburg district office dating from 1724.
In addition to a completely furnished farmhouse parlour, it exhibits specific fauna, a series of historical
papers, and it documents the history of the embankment works on Wilhelmsburg island.
April - October: Sun 2pm - 5pm

Museum für Bergedorf und VierlandeBergedorfer Schlossstr.
Bergedorfer Schlossstr. 4
21029 Hamburg (Bergedorf)
Tel: 040-428 912 894
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Town and country culture of Bergedorf and the Vierlanden. There are exhibitions, amongst others, of prehistoric
archaeological finds, weapons, guild devices, furniture and household effects.
April - October: Tue - Thu and Sat and Sun 11am - 6pm; November - March: Tue - Thu and Sat and Sun 11am - 4pm

Museumsdorf Volksdorf
Im Alten Dorfe 46-48
22359 Hamburg
Tel: 040-603 90 98
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The rural open-air museum in the heart of Hamburg's Volksdorf district allows you to see and
experience how our ancestors lived and worked. A small area of the old village
of Volksdorf has been preserved with a few houses and is run as a living museum.
Visit to the houses as a part of a guided tour: April - October: Fri - Sun 3pm, November - March: Sun 3pm

Puppenmuseum Falkenstein
Elke Dröscher collection
Grotiusweg 79
22587 Hamburg
Tel: 040-81 05 82
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Several hundred dolls, doll clothing, accessories, pictures and over 60 doll's houses from the period between
1790 and 1950 beautifully convey the historic and cultural aspects of a middle-class world and the
history of ever-changing tastes throughout each era.
Tue - Sun 11am - 5pm

Rieck Haus
Vierländer Freilichtmuseum
Curlsacker Deich 284,
21039 Hamburg
Tel: 040-723 12 23
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Rieck Haus (built in 1533), with its barn, the six-post storage house for hay, the small house with a big stone oven and a
field de-watering mill, is the oldest preserved Low German timber-framed farmhouse in the Vierlanden.
Visitors gain insights into the distant past...
April - September: Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
October - March: Tue - Sun 10am - 4pm

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