The Museum of Pre- and Ancient History, Thuringia, one of the longest-established museums of its kind in Germany, is steeped in tradition.

The Thuringian State Archaeological Museum (ALT) houses an impressive collection of archaeological artefacts, which is continuously expanding courtesy of finds from current excavations. The collection is presented in an enthralling, state-of-the-art permanent exhibition.

Marvel at more than 3000 exhibits from across 400,000 years of Thuringian history displayed in 26 rooms across 1000m2 of floor space, including numerous world-renowned archaeological artefacts.

Always on the cutting-edge of archaeological research, in the ALT we present 400,000 years of history in a modern, state-of-the-art exhibition. Dive into what we have on offer!


You can find out more about the history of the collection, including the many treasures which remain in storage, here.

The museum building, a neoclassical mansion, is not just an architectural gem. Having served many different purposes over time, it has also played an important role in Weimar’s history.

“Kunst ist ein Apell an die Sinne, nicht an den Verstand…”
Artworks by Herbert Lungwitz