Their days are numbered: the exhibition “Margiana – A Kingdom of the Bronze Age in Turkmenistan” can yet be seen until 17th February. On Saturday, 26th January, there will even be a big family day in keeping with the exhibition.

Margiana – this historic landscape in eastern Turkmenistan was the cradle of a fascinating Bronze Age civilization some 5,000 years ago. For the first time, a large-scale exhibition and cooperation project is dedicated to the archaeological evidence of this mysterious culture. At the center of the show, until 17th February 2019, are the sensational results of the archaeological excavations and research carried out in Gonur Depe by the Archaeological Museum Hamburg and with the participation of the German Archaeological Institute. Photographic artist Herlinde Koelbl has been won over to photograph the archaeological sites, landscapes, people and exhibits. The result is a fascinating symbiosis of unknown archaeological relics and their photographic art.

The event programme at a glance:

In the exhibition one can take part in a discovery tour, explore archaeological traces, solve puzzles and listen to stories. With hands-on activities, the whole family can immerse themselves in the Bronze Age.


Family Workshop “Jewellery Workshop”
What did the jewellery look like in the Bronze Age? Using original models one can bend copper wire rings and make bracelets out of shells, feathers and raffia chains.


Guided Tour for Families “Come with me to Magiana”
On a guided tour, visitors immerse themselves in the past of Central Asia. Archaeological treasures tell stories of life in the city and country, of gods and men, of crafts and commerce, of palaces and kings.
12.00 + 14.00 + 16.00


Family Tour “Back to the Bronze Age”
Look for clues at the archaeological exhibition: what finds have archeologists from this long-ago time discovered?
1:00 pm + 3:00 pm


Rally “From the Bronze Age”
The Rally for Archaeology fans will allow young and old to go on an expedition in the exhibitions and explore the Bronze Age legacy on their own.


Special Exhibition

Museumsplatz 2
21073 Hamburg


For families with children from 8 years
Costs: Museum entrance only
Registration: without