In the beginning there was fire. Significant inventions were made possible with the mastery of fire: burning of pottery, processing of ores into metals, the steam engine. These innovations were the starting point for industrialization without which today’s world would be inconceivable. The tour of the archaeological exhibition leads from the beginnings in the Stone Age to the present and highlights the importance of inventions for the history of mankind. The focus lies on the hand axe and spearhead, bow and arrow, wheel and wagon, as well as cooking pots, bronze jewellery and iron swords.



Permanent Exhibition

Harburger Rathausplatz 5
21073 Hamburg


3 Euros + regular admission
children up to 17 have free admission

No registration required

This event will be in German only

Note to our English speaking visitors:
Some events can also be booked in English. Please contact Museumsdienst Hamburg: 040 428 131 0 or