From modern art and German romanticism to ethnology and maritime history, Hamburg boasts a wide variety of museums.Check this slideshow to see which exhibitions are on now!
Deichtorhallen17 Feb − 27 May 2018The exhibition explores the particular positions from which these artists reflect on the complexities of their times, such as revolutions, civil rights movements, and war.
2 Mar – 27 May 2018, Kunsthalle Hamburg. The exhibition features 80 works by one of the most important British landscape painters of all time.
16 Mar − 17 Jun 2018, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. This special exhibition is dedicated entirely to the special charm of Polaroid photos.
4 Apr — 14 Oct 2018, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. The exhibition shows the complexities of “migratory things” in the museum's collection.
Museum der Arbeit Until 5 May 2018In 1867, Karl Marx's "Capital" was published in Hamburg. Honouring the 150th anniversary of the release, Museum der Arbeit (labour museum) in Barmbek has launched a special exhibition on "Das Kapital".
Völkerkunde Museum of EthnologyFrom 15 December 2017The exhibition offers perspectives on everyday life in modern Korean society. It discusses a culture of speed and educational prowess, as well as the challenges and joys of daily life as well as an intense engagement with Korean traditions.
Hamburger Kunsthalle2 June 2017 — 10 June 2018Mexican artist Jose Dávila is the second to participate in and conceive new works for the Uncharted Territory exhibition. Dávila is known for his fragile yet imposing space-filling installations.
Altona Museum deals with the art and cultural history of the formerly Danish city of Altona as well as Hamburg and Northern Germany.
The Hamburg Archaeology Museum provides an overview of 200,000 years of local history. It is located in the southern precinct of Harburg.
Join emigrants on their historic journey to the New World at the Ballinstadt Emigration Museum. Hands-on, exciting, and rich with history.
Right next to City Hall, the Bucerius Art Forum hosts four exhibitions per year and has become one of the leading art spaces in Hamburg.
On a 90-minute guided tour through this museum, visitors learn about the production of chocolate. Tasting is highly encouraged!
International contemporary art and photography is on display in two architecturally stunning former market halls.
Experience the Great Fire, floods and the agony of historic torture methods at this very special Speicherstadt museum.
The world in a nutshell. 700k ethnological artefacts invite you to experience peoples' histories through time at Völkerkunde Museum.
This museum features everything there is to know about life and work in the Hamburg harbour. The "Peking" sailer will be its newest addition.
Opened in 1922, the beautiful Museum of Hamburg History brings the city's fascinating 1200 years of history to life.
Hamburg's oldest still existing historic warehouse is home to an extensive maritime exhibit.
Experience traditional rural life in a historic village at Kiekeberg open-air museum, located on the outskirts of Hamburg.
Three buildings host one of the most significant art collections in Germany, featuring masterpieces from the Middle Ages up to the 21st century.
Historic design, applied arts and exhibitions at the MKG.
The world's largest model railroad system has become one of the tourist highlights of the Hanseatic City.
Traditionally the home of the working class, Barmbek is the perfect location for a museum about industry, technology and social history.
The historic ships, docks and tools at Sandtorhafen and in Övelgönne bear witness to Hamburg's colourful maritime history.
St. Nikolai church was destroyed in 1943. Its ruins host a WWII memorial and museum. The spire offers panoramic views over the city.
On the grounds of a former concentration camp, the Neuengamme Memorial in Bergedorf informs visitors about the history of the Third Reich.
The Panoptikum on the Reeperbahn is the oldest and largest wax museum in Germany.
Located In the HafenCity district, this interactive museum shows sports cars from the last 70 years, many of them rare prototypes.
A museum ship since 1983, the three-masted Rickmer Rickmers is one of Hamburg harbour’s most popular attractions.
The interactive Spice Museum in the old Speicherstadt warehouse complex tells the story of the spice trade.
Hamburg's most popular district has more to offer than bars and strip clubs. The St. Pauli Museum is a perfect starting point to learn more.
Visit a fully operational U-434 submarine in Hamburg’s harbour and experience a trip below sea level in a Soviet warship!
Located in the Speicherstadt UNESCO site, this museum is dedicated to customs and taxes ─ and how Hamburg's pirates tried to avoid them.