Nuremberg Municipal Museums

General Information: What are Nuremberg Municipal Museums?

General Information

location map of Nuremberg Municipal Museums
All municipal museums at a glance.
The reconstruction of the Hirsvogel Hall opened in the garden of the Museum Tucher Mansion in 2000.

What are Nuremberg Municipal Museums?

The Nuremberg Municipal Museums are a network of seven museums, three collections, and two sites of historical interest. Together they form the "polycentric memory" of the city: The city's nearly 1,000-year history is presented at the locations where it actually occurred.

The Documentation Center on the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and the Memorial Center commemorating the Nuremberg trials are authentic museological sites that play a pivotal role in making history comprehensible and coming to terms with the era of National Socialism.

The Albrecht Dürer House is the only surviving residence of a Renaissance artist north of the Alps. In addition to the historic structure itself, the Graphic Art Cabinet and Dürer Hall offer visitors a unique perspective on the life and work of the city’s most famous artist.

The world-famous Toy Museum presents the world in miniature, featuring dolls, toy shops, and toys crafted from wood and pewter. The pewter figures testify to the important role that Nuremberg played for centuries as a site for the production and sale of toys. The German Games Archive in Nuremberg is one of the most comprehensive collections of parlor games developed since 1945 in the German-speaking world.

The "Eagle," Germany's first train from the year 1835, represents the emergence of industrialization. The Museum for Industrial Culture offers vivid documentation of the changes in home and workplace environments from the early days up to the structural changes of the present.

The Fembohaus City Museum is a merchant's home from the late Renaissance whose historic interiors offer an impressive glimpse into the history of Nuremberg. The Tucher Mansion, with its grand Hirsvogel Hall and Renaissance Garden, bring to life the world of the city's aristocracy.

The fourteenth-century Medieval Dungeons under City Hall are a sobering reminder of how justice was administered in an earlierera. The historic Art Bunker gave refuge to Nuremberg's most important works of art during the bombing raids of World War II.

Taken together, all departments of Nuremberg Municipal Museums form one large, decentralised city museum.

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