Fire, ice and Stone Age bread – educational museum programme for schools
Just traveling to the Stone Age or to the ancient Romans: The Archaeological Museum provides various educational programmes for schools during which one not only learns but can also try out many things themselves:

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Information and Booking

Please contact the Museumsdienst Hamburg a couple of weeks prior to the date if possible:
Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de
More events and guided tours
Please refer to “Field Trips/Tours” to find more events and guided tours concerning archaeology and Harburg city history.

 

Museum Case

Proper archaeological finds for the classroom – an archaeological “sample case”
The archaeological case brings real museum pieces as visual aids into school lessons. It contains three boxes with archaeological finds from the Stone-, Bronze- and Iron Age. With these, tool crafting and jewellerey making can be demonstrated vividly. An accompanying booklet contains all necessary information.

The case can be borrowed for 14 days at the museum – free of charge. A token charge of 50 euros will be returned with recieving the case. Telephonic advance booking: +49 (0)40 40 428 71 2497.

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For teachers

Guided tours for teachers

You are interested in migration? Maybe even in the context of archaeology, cultural history and human evolution? In that case follow our invitation to an exclusive guided tour for teachers through our exhibition “Two Million Years of Migration”.
Education for teachers
Duration: 1 hour
Date: 20th April 2018, 15.00
For a free participation register at: krause@amh.de

 

Programme

Two Million years on the road

In this guided tour pupils travel to the past’s most important migration events: Where do we come from and what have our Stone Age ancestors to do with that? Why did humans start their travels two million years ago and what impact has this mobility on mankind?
Guided tour for school classes
Grade 1 and higher
Fee: 35 Euros for school classes
Booking: +49 (0)40 428 131-0, info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Migration

During this workshop pupils produce their own interview concerning „Two Million Years of Migration“. Together they debate in groups about similarities, differences and changes. For that they can adopt different roles: Should one – as hunter-gatherer – adopt the farmer’s way of living of their new neighbours? How would our life look without migration?
Grade 5 and higher
Duration: 2 hours
Fee: 65 Euros for school classes
Booking: +49 (0)40 428 131-0, info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Tool-making in the Stone Age

How did humans live in the Stone Age? How did their environment look, where did they live and from what did they craft tools and weapons? You travel back in time into the Stone Age and explore stone tools in the exhibition. After that you can try out the techniques for working flintstone yourself. Tools like knives and scrapers can be tested on wood and leather. A presentation of fire lighting is part of the programme as well.
Booking No: AMH 001
Length: 120 minutes (total visit of museum)

Age: 9 years and older

Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

At the Beginning was the Fire

Initially humans could only use fire that was sparked by lightning or forest fires. The humans of the Paleolithic learned how to preseve fire and how to create it with various methods and tools. You will learn these various techniques during this programme and can try them out yourselves. You will create Stone Age clay lamps and light them with your knowledge.
Booking No: AMH 007
Length: 120 minutes
Age: 11 years and older
Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Cave Painting

What imagination lies behind the cave paintings of Ice Age humans? What do these artistic expressions tell us about life and philosophy of these humans? How did the Ice Age artists create these detailed depictions of the fauna? These questions are answered in a talk and an additional practical part. You can prove your skill at Stone Age art with earth colours. To bring light into the darkness of the museum cave you will also learn how to create fire Stone Age style.
Booking No: AMH 004
Length: 120 minutes
Age: 6 years and older
Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Stone Age bread Roll Baking

„Neolithic revolution” is the name of the severe cultural change, beginning in the 8th century BC in the East, that shaped huge parts of the world, and brought the change from a hunter-gatherer culture to a culture of farmers and ranchers on the way. The tedious food gathering of the Stone Age humans is the focus of this museum talk. You can experience this while grinding corn on original ancient mill stones. With the grist, combined with water, salt and honey you form little flatbreads, bake and eat them.
Booking No: AMH 002
Length: 120 minutes
Age: 6 years and older
Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Jewellery from ancient Times

Thanks to finds from graves from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages archaeologists are able to discern how our ancestors and their clothing, maybe even their “fashion” might have looked. The talk can focus on the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age or Early Medieval, as requested. Stone Age materials like clay, shells and raffia are used to create pendants and chains. The process of creating Bronze Age rings and pendants can be presented and tried out. Alternatively you create pearls with colourful patterns, based on original models with a modelling compound, like Germanic women during Roman times and later the ladies during Charlemagne’s reign wore and adored.
Booking No: AMH 006
Length: 120 minutes
Age: 6 years and older
Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

With the Ancient Romans: Fun and Games

The children explore the exhibition together: What do the excavated objects tell us about the ancient world and how the Romans live 2000 years ago? Using reconstructions of original archaeological finds the children can experience how the Roman everyday wear looked and what equipment a Roman legionnaire carried. And how did the children in Rome and its provinces pass their time? With games of course! The pupils learn Roman games, can try them and test their luck and dexterity. In a practical part everyone creates their own game which can be taken home afterwards.
Booking No: AMH 0091
Length: 120 minutes
Age: 6 years and older

Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Tell me about Death!

In the end we all will die. But what then? Most religions imagine a better world after it, a paradise and resurrection. In our modern society death is often a taboo issue. During the guided tour we talk about topics like aging, dying, grief and vanishing. The museum owns a lot of exhinits for these. A whole part concerns itself exclusively with death from prehistory to christian times. One can see the grave of a man who died 5800 years ago and who was given grave goods, a strange “skull burial” or urns with bone ash and goods. The guided tour is directed at church-based groups and at religion or ethics school classes.
Booking No: AMH 005
Length: 60 minutes
Age: 6 years and older
Fee: 35 euros for schools, 70 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Adventure Archaeology: Discover – Experience – Understand

Archaeology is tracing humanity’s history: Where do we come from? How have we developed? These traces can be followed from mankind’s beginnings to the modern age. Archaeology connects the past and the present. This can be experienced during this guided tour. The visitors embark on an exciting journey through time and discover an archaeological event world that gives lively and fascinating insight into North Germany’s prehistory.
Booking No: AMH 0001

Length: 60 minutes
Age: 18 years and older
Fee: 35 euros for schools, 70 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Crafting Knife Blades: Experience the Stone Age

A tour through the exhibition gives insight into the everyday life of our Stone Age ancestors. Archaeological finds like hunting weapons and tools from stone, bone or antler tell stories of this time. How flint, “Stone Age’s steel”, is used to create tools can be tried by everyone themself. These created knife blades and scrapers can be put to the test on wood and leather. At the end the participants learn how a Stone Age fire is kindled with nothing more than flint and fool’s gold.
Booking No: AMH 013
Length: 90 minutes
Age: 18 years and older
Fee: 50 euros for schools, 80 euros without reduction
Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Archaeological Hiking Trail in the Fischbeker Heide

Original and restored tombs, most of them from the Bronze Age, show the wanderers on the archaeological hiking trail in the Fischbeker Heide prehistoric sites and gives them insight into the archaeologist’s field of work. Especially the Bronze Age burials with their sometimes mighty hills serve as a fitting scenery when you put on a “contemporary” garb and adorn yourselves with needles, torques and weapons.
Note: This programme takes place at the Fischbeker Heide!
Meeting place: Fischbeker Heideweg 43/44, 21149 Hamburg (S-Bahn to Neugraben, bus line 250 to Fischbeker Heideweg, after that 5-10 minutes on foot)
Booking No: AMH 003

Length: 120 minutes
Age: 6 years and older

Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Around the Bischofsturm

The Bischofsturm is one of the most important archaeological sites of Hamburg: situated right at the centre of the hanse city, only a couple of metres from the Domplatz, the nucleus of the city. The spectacular site dates back to the 12th century and is the oldest surviving stone building of Hamburg. Why the tower is named after a bishop (Bischofsturm = bishop tower) and what function this enormous foundation had will be explained during a time travel to Hamburg’s Middle Ages. The tour starts at the Bischofsturm and follows the traces left by Hamburg’s early history that are hidden beneath the streets, buildings and squares of the old city.
Note: This programme does not take place at the museum!
Meeting place: entrance „Dat Backhus“, Speersort 10, 20095 Hamburg
Booking No: AMH 012
Length: 90 minutes
Age: 6 years and older
Fee: 50 euros for schools, 80 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Visiting the Old Harburg

Not only the Harburg castle, the oldest preserved building of Hamburg, also other selected spots are part of our Harburg history lesson. Among them are burgeois houses from the 17th and 18th century, the harbour and the old church. The tour starts at the Harburg castle on the Schlossinsel and goes on via Harburger Schloßstraße into the modern Harburg.
Note: This programme does not take place at the museum!
Booking No: AMH 010

Length: 120 minutes
Age: 11 years and older

Fee: 65 euros for schools, 95 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Harburg’s Jewish Cemetary

Founded at the end of the 17th century, the jewish cemetary is already over 300 years old. While small of size its regional importance was big: For a long time it was the burial place for Harburg, Winsen, Tostedt and even Lüneburg. On the tour some of the 239 preserved grave stones that tell stories about the synagogue’s members will be explored. The participants discover graves that are arranged traditionally as well as a new jewish burial tradition that started in the 19th century to adjust to communal cemetaries.
Note: This programme does not take place at the museum!
Meeting place: Archaeological Museum Hamburg, Harburger Rathausplatz 5
Booking No: AMH 014
Length: 90 Minuten
Age: 11 years and older

Fee: 50 euros for schools, 80 euros without reduction

Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de