Exhibitions

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

The permanent exhibition on the history of Harburg

The exhibition on the town history of Harburg is currently closed. However, we would like to invite you to the opening of our new permanent exhibition on the early Harburg town history, which will be shown in the vaulted cellar of the Harburg Castle. We will keep you informed about the opening date

AMH Plakat Dauerausstellung | Archäologische Museum Hamburg | Archäologie Harburg

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Discovering – Experiencing – Understanding: An archaeological experience for the whole family

Today it is one of the most important archaeological museums in Northern Germany. The permanent exhibition covers two main subjects: the archaeology of Northern Germany and the history of Harburg.

Ankündigungsbild Homepage Sonderausstellung Syrien Hamburg

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

SYRIA. Fragments of a Journey, Fragments of a Time

From 21st March 2019, the Archaeological Museum Hamburg is showing the exhibition “SYRIEN. Fragments of a Journey, Fragments of a Time” with photographs by Yvonne von Schweinitz (1921-2015). The photographer traveled to Syria in 1953 and 1960 in today’s largely destroyed cities Damascus, Homs, Hama and Aleppo, with trips to the desert oasis Palmyra and the Alawite Mountains.

Vorschaubild Sonderaustellung Frisch entwickelt-Harburg in frühen Fotografien  Archäologisches Museum Hamburg | Stadtmuseum Harburg

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Freshly developed – Harburg in early photographs  

Just in time for its 120th birthday, the City Museum Harburg presents a selection of historical views of Harburg dating from 1880 to 1930, in addition to the exhibition “Margiana – A Kingdom of the Bronze Age in Turkmenistan”, which has been ongoing since 1st November. In the course of the comprehensive digitisation of all […]

Margit Rohmann - Der Soldat

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Margrit Rohmann – Retrospective

Loud and quiet are no opposites, they rather require each other. He who knows not one side cannot cope with the other. This is how one can describe the works of Margrit Rohmann, to be seen from 15th August to 15th September in the special exhibition “Margrit Rohmann – Retrospective” at the City Museum Harburg. The artist’s creations, for the first time presented so comprehensively to the public, include powerful, nearly expressionistic paintings as well as ones done in fine, poetic watercolours.

Plakat für die Sonderausstellung Margiana im Archäologischen Museum Hamburg 2018

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Margiana. A Bronze Age Kingdom in Turkmenistan

Margiana – around 5,000 years ago, this historic landscape in eastern Turkmenistan was the cradle of a fascinating and sophisticated Bronze Age culture. For the first time a major exhibition and cooperation project is dedicated to the archaeological remains of this mysterious culture.

Plakat für die Ausstellung Zeitwende im Friedrich Ebert Gymnasium | Stadtmuseum Harburg

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ZEITWENDE – The Friedrich Ebert Gymnasium in photographs from 1930

Exhibition of the Stadtmuseum Harburg 6th September to 31st December 2018   From 6th September the Stadtmuseum Harburg will present the new special exhibition “Zeitwende”, which is dedicated to an important building in Harburg, the Friedrich-Ebert-Gymnasium with its affiliated Friedrich-Ebert-Halle. With this exhibition, the museum opens a treasure trove from its archive, the contents of […]

Plakat der Sonderausstellung "Zwei Millionen Jahre Migration" im Archäologischen Museum Hamburg

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

2 Million Years of Migration

The exhibition takes a look at our earliest human development and illustrates that mobility and migration are fundamental parts of humanity and no recent phenomenon.

Duckomenta Archaeologisches Museum Hamburg

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DUCKOMENTA

From 9 June 2017 to 4 February 2018 the Archaeological Museum Hamburg shows its new special exhibition “DUCKOMENTA”. The exhibition devotes itself to a totally unknown culture, a whole undiscovered duck universe that developed parallel to mankind. From Stone Age to the moon landing the exhibition presents the cultural and world history of duck civilisation.

EisZeiten Plakat | Sonderausstellung Archäologisches Museum Hamburg

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IceAges – The Art of the Mammoth Hunters

The Archaeological Museum Hamburg presents the exhibition part “The Art of the Mammoth Hunters” while the Hamburg Museum of Ethnology shows “The People of the Northern Lights”.

Plakat Sonderausstellung "Ausgegraben" im Archäologischen Museum Hamburg AMH | Archäologie Norddeutschland

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Excavated. Archaeological Harburg

Between 2012 and 2014 the Archaeological Museum Hamburg conducted numerous excavations iu the Harburger Schloßstraße in Hamburg-Harburg. The project was the biggest city core dig in Hamburg and was one of the biggest excavations of this kind in Germany.

Mythos Hammaburg Plakat Sonderausstellung Archäologische Museum Hamburg

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Mythos Hammaburg – Archaeological Discoveries of Hamburg’s Beginnings

With the exhibition “Mythos Hammaburg – Archaeological Discoveries of Hamburg’s Beginnings” the Archaeological Museum Hamburg opened one of the most exciting chapters of the history of the Hanseatic city: For centuries Hamburg searches for its origins.

Plakat-Napoleons Silberschatz | Sonderausstellung Archäologische Museum Hamburg

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Napoleon’s Silver Treasure: The French Period in Hamburg

With the special exhibition “Napoleon’s Silver Treasure” the Archaeological Museum Hamburg led its visitors into a nearly forgotten era when Hamburg was occupied by French troops for years: The Hamburg French Period from 1806 to 1814.

Raubgräber Grabräuber Plakat | Ausstellung im Archäologischen Museum Hamburg AMH

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Illicit Excavators and Grave Robbers

The history of grave robbing is older than archaeology. In Germany there is nearly a stretch of land not being searched by illicit excavators. Their tools are metal detectors, spades and detailed maps. With that they not only steal important single finds, they also destroy the find context without which scientific insights into our past are impossible.

Plakat Lego Zeitreise | Sonderausstellung Archäologische Museum Hamburg

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Lego Time Travel

From 26 September 2012 to 31 January 2013 the special exhibition area of the Archaeological Museum Hamburg turned into a Lego paradise where visitors could time travel to various destinations: From early men and mammoths to the pyramids, from Greek temples over medieval castles to the present day and farther into the future. There was much to explore and of course a build-and-play area for children.

Eiszeit Plakat | Sonderausstellung Archäologisches Museum Hamburg

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Ice Age in Hamburg

The Archaeological Museum’s special exhibition “Ice Age in Hamburg” was a time travel to the Europe of our Stone Age ancestors. The exhibition presented creatures that seem nearly fabulous today – huge, strange looking animals that are extinct for ages.

Typisch Harburg Plakat

Typically Harburg – An Expedition through the History of the City

Beginning at 24 March 2011 the Stadtmuseum Harburg / Helms-Museum presented the special exhibition “Typically Harburg”. It showed a cross section of the history of Harburg and the collection of the museum.

Himmelsscheibe von Nebra Plakat

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

A Heaven on Earth – The Secret of the Nebra Sky Disc

The traveling exhibition of the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt “A Heaven on Earth – The Secret of the Nebra Sky Disc” could be seen as part of a cooperation between the Archaeological Museum Hamburg and the Hamburg planetarium from 23 June to 10 November 2010 in Hamburg. The museum showed copies of the disc and outstanding archaeological finds from its own collection.

Von Barlach bis Witte | Ausstellung Archäologisches Museum Hamburg

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

From Barlach to Witte – Great German Art Exhibition from 1927

From 26 February to 27 April 2008 the Helms-Museum presented the special exhibition “From Barlach to Witte – Great German Art Exhibition from 1927”. The exhibition was the reconstruction of an art event in 1927 that was of outstanding importance for the region.

Götze-Plakat | Ausstellung Archäologisches Museum Hamburg

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Wolfgang Götze – Living and Working for Hundred Years

From 13 June 2006 to 15 April 2007 the Helms-Museum showed the special exhibition “Wolfgang Götze – Living and Working for Hundred Years”. The artist would have turned 100 at 26 February 2006. To this occasion the Helms-Museum presented a retrospective with known and unknown works from Wolfgang Götze’s legacy.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Airy Hights – Colourful Activities. The Paper Cutters Nolden between Eiffel Tower and Funfair

From 6 December 2006 to 15 April 2007 the Helms-Museum showed the special exhibition “Airy Hights – Colourful Activities. The Paper Cutters Nolden between Eiffel Tower and Funfair”. As family history shows, the family Nolden had and still has familiar binds to Harburg.

Jonathan Meese und Daniel Richter im Archäologischen Museum Hamburg

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Jonathan Meese and Daniel Richter – The Archaeological Terror

From 15 December 2007 to 25 May 2008 the Helms-Museum showed the special exhibition “Jonathan Meese and Daniel Richter – The Archaeological Terror”. The spectacular exhibition project with its free interpretation of the subject of archaeology found its end at the Helms-Museum: the museum was the last stop of the show and – being the Hamburg state museum of archaeology – thus a fitting setting.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Trajan’s Market in Rome – From Ancient Monument to the Museum of the Imperial Fora

At the special exhibition “Trajan’s Market in Rome – From Ancient Monument to the Museum of the Imperial Fora” the Helms-Museum presented in cooperation with the Italienisches Kulturinstitut Hamburg one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Italy: Trajan’s Market in Rome.