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From Danish city museum to North German museum of local history: the Altona Museum

Exhibition space at the Altona Museum of Art and Culture A small visitor discovers the Museum of Art and Culture Various figureheads as exhibit in the Museum of Art and Culture The exterior view of the Museum of Art and Culture in Hamburg


  • Discover Hamburg the smart way: One ticket – over 30 attractions, museums and guided tours included! 
  • The admission ticket for the Altona Museum is included in your Hamburg City Pass 
  • No advance booking is required for this attraction – your City Pass is your admission ticket 
  • Experience the eventful history of the Elbe region and the North German coastal areas 
  • Exciting permanent exhibitions and regular temporary exhibitions
  • Faithful replicas of life-size shops History and culture for all the senses 

When the North was Danish: Danish history buffs visit the Altona Museum in 1863

What awaits you on site

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The Altona Museum is one of the largest regional cultural history museums in Germany and is dedicated to the art and cultural history of the Elbe region and the coastal areas of the North and Baltic Seas. Find out more about life in northern Germany in earlier times and explore an old pharmacy, various farmhouse parlours and the development of shipping and shipbuilding in addition to a Hamburg merchant’s shop. 

Permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions: a visit here is always exciting – for young and old alike

The permanent exhibition collection shows important exhibits from the fields of painting and graphics, arts and crafts, cultural history, fishing and shipping. With a varied programme of special exhibitions and film and lecture events on topics from the 19th and 20th centuries and the Hamburger Kinderbuchhaus e.V., an interactive children’s section, the Altonaer Museum has become a popular excursion destination for families.

How to get there

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Altonaer Museum Museumstraße 23, 22765 Hamburg, Deutschland 

Good to know

  • Opening hours
    Tuesday closed
    Monday and Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm 

The admission ticket for the Altona Museum is included in your Hamburg City Pass


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