Museum of Pre- and Ancient History

Humboldtstraße 11
99423 Weimar

Opening Hours

Monday closed
(Student groups after appointment)
Tuesday 9 am-6 pm |
Wednesday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday | Sunday | Holidays 10 am-5 pm

Opening hours around Christmas an New Year

Contact

museum@tlda.thueringen.de
+49 · 36 43 | 818-331 – Tickets

Ticket prices

Adults € 3,50
reduced € 2,50
Families € 6,00
Students € 1,00
Special tours € 25,00

Free admission and tours for school classes.

cards:

Thüringencard (free admission)
Weimarcard (free admission)

Museum Guide & Floor Plan

Our floor plan shows you the way into the museum and through the permanent exhibition. Take a look at our museum guide before you start your visit!

Cloakroom and Valuables

Lockers can be found in the foyer where bags and valuables can be securely stored during your visit. The museum accepts no liability for items placed in lockers.

Audio Guide

Whether you have two  hour, the audio guide helps you make the most of your visit. With the aid of our audio-guide, you can discover 400,000 years of history for yourself. Find out more about the Museum’s most popular objects  – it’s up to you.
The guide is included in the price of your ticket and available in German and English.

Tours

We offer a wide variety of tours catering to a range of interests and age-groups. We request that you make prior arrangements for your tour. Our guided tours are in german language. More information.

Getting Here and Parking

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On foot ...

The museum is centrally located on the southern edge of the historic centre of Weimar at 11 Humboldtstrasse. In close proximity to the Goethe House and the historic cemetery at Poseckscher Garden, the museum is quickly and easily reached on foot. We are less than 5 minutes from Frauenplan, and less than 10 minutes from Markt, Theater, or Goethe Squares.

By Car & Parking ...

… we recommend that you follow the Weimar Parking System signs to “Tiefgarage am Goethehaus” (Underground Garage, Goethe House). There you will find ample parking. From the parking garage, cross the nearby Wieland Square to reach Humboldtstrasse and you will find the museum 150m along that street. There are also a limited number of paid parking spaces in Humboldtstrasse.

By Bus or Train …

For information on how to get to Weimar we recommend the Deutsche Bahn website. From the main station you can take buses on Routes 1, 5, 6, or 8 towards the centre of the city and get off at the Wielandplatz stop. This stop is at the corner of Wieland Square and Humboldtstrasse and the museum is located 150m along Humboldtstrasse.

Tour Buses ...

… have no problem finding parking in Weimar.
Tour companies can find information about recommended parking areas on the City of Weimar website. For minibuses there is the possibility of reserving a parking place directly in front of the museum subject to prior arrangement. Please be aware that space is limited.

By Bike to the Museum ...

Weimar is on the Ilm Cycling Route and is also part of the Cities of Thuringia Cycling Route. Why not include a visit to the museum in your next bike tour? As part of the tour you could also visit some of the sites included in the ‘Traces of the Ice Age in Thuringia’ programme, like Weimar-Ehringsdorf for example!

FAMILY VISITS

How did the Stone Age people lived? (Foto: M. Lawrence)

Together, you can discover archaeological treasures from 400,000 years of history.

Our museum is excellently suited for a visit with the whole family.
From the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, the exhibition shows the daily life of our ancestors. Have you ever touched a hand-ax? What can be read from bones? How did a primeval Lance?

Unique, original finds, fascinating models, life-size reconstructions, and multimedia installations will take you on a journey through the history of Thuringia. From the dawn of humanity, through the Stone Age and subsequent cultures and into the Middle Ages, history is brought to life.

 

Ticket prices for families € 6

Tips for Visiting
with Family

Children especially love the Stone Age

Audio Guide
Whether you have two  hour, the audio guide helps you make the most of your visit. Find out more about the Museum’s most popular objects  – it’s up to you. The guide is included in the price of your ticket and available in German and English.

For Younger Children
Right next to the museum there is a playground surrounded by a park. 

Food and Drink
You can have a picnic in the courtyard of Museum or in the park right next to the museum. In the museum there is a vending machine with drinks and sweets. The old town center with many cafes and restaurants is only a few minutes away.

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT AS A PRIVATE, TRAVEL GROUP ETC. …

Ausstellungsbesucher, Foto: H. Arnold

Welcome to the Museum of Pre- and Ancient History!

As a group you can discover the exhibition on your own.
But you also have other options…

Guided tour
If you wish a guided tour, we offer a wide variety of tours catering to a range of interests and age-groups. We request that you make prior arrangements for your tour.
Guided tours are offered in German language.

For booking a guided tour please contact us:

museum@tlda.thueringen.de
+49 · 36 43 | 818-331 – Tickets

Audio Guide
Whether you have two  hour, the audio guide helps you make the most of your visit. With the aid of our audio-guide, you can discover 400,000 years of history for yourself. Find out more about the Museum’s most popular objects  – it’s up to you.

The guide is included in the price of your ticket and available in German and English. We can provide audio guides for up to ten people.

ticket prices

Adults € 3,50
reduced € 2,50
Families € 6,00
Students € 1,00
Special tours € 25,00

Free admission and tours for school classes.

Topics and guided tours for groups

Topics & Guided Tours

Getting Here and Parking

Getting Here & Parking

INCLUSION …

Museum zum Anfassen - Angebote für Menschen mit Sehbehinderungen, Foto: M. Lawrence

With all your senses… Prehistory to touch, Foto: M. Lawrence

is for us a matter of course!

We do everything we can to make our exhibition and other services accessible to all visitors.

Museum entrances
Barrier-free access from Humboldtstraße and also from Amalienstraße.

Tour of museum
The tour of the museum is mostly accessible for wheelchair users. Our staff will help you to access the museum. We kindly ask wheelchair users to call our visitor service to help.

Lift and access to permanent exhibition
All floors of the permanent exhibition are accessible through elevators suitable for wheelchairs.

Accessible toilets
There are accessible toilets in the ground floor.

Disabled parking
There are a limited number of parking space available for disabled visitors to the Museum. Please contact us in advance (03643 – 818 330 or museum@tlda.thueringen.de)

Audioguide
People with hearing impairments can use the audio-guides.

Information and Consultation

Museum Educational Service

museum@tlda.thueringen.de
+49 · 36 43 | 818-331 – Tickets

MUSEUM SHOP

After visiting the museum you wish to purchase a souvenir or a gift?

Museumsshop

Then look around at the store  – directly in our house or online!

Besides a selection of literature the shop offer postcards, children’s toys, replicas of archaeological finds, handmade glasses and much more…

The museum shop is located on the ground floor.

Visit the shop online

Selection of products online: Archäologische Gesellschaft Thüringens e.V.

Selection of Products