In the exhibition “Two Million Years of Migration” families can go on a discovery tour to look for traces and question them. During the following interactive event the whole family can then delve into the past.

Guided tour and workshop for families with children of at least 8 years


26th May, 14.00-16.00: Fire to go

The mastery of fire allowed paleolithic humans to settle even the coldest regions of Earth. Creating fire is not that easy, however, it is of invalueable use for humans. It warms, protects and is in many ways useful for survival. After a tour through the exhibition the different ways of making fire are shown and everyone can try to light a fire as one did in the Stone Age.


30th June, 14.00-16.00: Revolution of breakfast

After the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago humans in Middle Europe lived as hunter-gatherers. About 7,500 years ago the situation changed. Arriving in Middle Europe, alien humans came from the Near East over Eastern Europe. They bring new things for the hunter-gatherers: standardised houses made of wood and clay, various types of grain and livestock like sheep, goats, pigs and cows. After a tour through the exhibition everyone can live the life of the farmers and grind corn to become flour on real grind stones. The Stone Age rolls are then baked in a modern oven.


28th July, 14.00-16.00: Break a thing, mend your luck

In the early Neolithic the first farmers produced pottery with a typical banded pattern which gave them the name of “Linear Pottery Culture”. One can see where the hunter-gatherers met their new neighbours due to archaeological finds which prove the exchange of pottery between them. In the late Neolithic Period there were many different cultural groups. Constantly cultural traditions terminated and new cultural elements appeared. The “Corded Ware culture” people who arrived 4,800 years ago from Eastern Europe and the following “Bell-Beaker culture” humans from Western Europe who both immigrated into modern-day Germany were named for their typical pottery decoration. After a tour through the exhibition everyone can build their own cup from clay and decorate it with patterns.


25th August, 14.00-16.00: Colourful beads

It has always been a need for humans to adorn themselves. Jewelry is an expression of one’s self-concept and can also symbolize the commitment to a group. In graves jewelry often serves as burial objects belonging to the deceased. Saxonian women in the Middle Ages especially liked brooches, rings and glass beads. Using original models everyone forms colourful beads from Fimo.


Special Exhibition

Museumsplatz 2
21073 Hamburg


Fee: regular admission plus 3 Euros
Registration: +49 (0)40-42871-2497