Altona Museum - Foundation of Historical Museums of Hamburg

  • vergrößern © Altonaer Museum/Ulrike Pfeiffer
  • vergrößern © Altonaer Museum/Elke Schneider
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  • vergrößern © Altonaer Museum/Ulrike Pfeiffer

    Visitors to the Altona Museum in Hamburg can learn more about the popular Hanseatic city and the entire state of Schleswig-Holstein. The museum gives you a better understanding of the art and cultural history of northern Germany and the fishing and seafaring industries.

    Altona Museum in Hamburg is one of the Hanseatic city's numerous attractions that you should not miss during your trip. It is not just the famous, historic Speicherstadt, St. Michaelis Church and the numerous shopping possibilities that draw visitors to the Elbe metropolis. Hamburg's extensive cultural offering with its many museums is a highlight of the city as well. With the Hamburg CARD, visitors can discover many of Hamburg's attractions at a discount.

    Between Altona railway station, the Elbe and the lively, trendy district of Ottensen lies the Altona Museum. As one of Germany's largest regional museums, it deals with the art and cultural history of the north German region, and it presents the cultural and historical development of the Elbe region around Altona, of Schleswig Holstein and the coastal areas of the North Sea and the Baltic.

    The collection provides a multifaceted view of the art and cultural history of northern Germany from the 18th century to the present. Local cultural history, which has been strongly influenced by fishing and seafaring, is addressed as well. Another point of focus is the history of art media. The permanent public collection shows the most important regional exhibits from the fields of painting and graphics, handicrafts, cultural history, fishing and seafaring.

    Altona Museum provides its visitors with a comprehensive programme which includes numerous special exhibitions along with film and lecture events. The subject areas of this cover the 19th and 20th century.

    The interactive KINDEROLYMP children's section also makes the Altona Museum a popular destination for families. This is where the little ones learn in a fun way more about the aspects of art media history in Hamburg. In addition, there is a special guided tour for families and activities for children. Books and films on the topic can be purchased in the museum shop; there are cuddly toys, figures and a variety of postcards for children.

    Opening hours

    • Tu - Sun: 10:00 - 17:00 

    More Information at
    Hotline: 040 - 428 135 0

    Do you need help or want to
    book by phone?

    +49 (0) 40 - 300 51 701

    Mon-Sat: 09.00 h - 19.00 h

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