Welcome to the Museum of Pre- and Ancient History
Discover archaeological treasures from 400,000 years of Thuringian history – from the Ice Ages to the Middle Ages! A round trip will lead you to unique original finds, models to marvel at, life-sized replicas, and multimedia installations. Center stage is given to views of the culture of everyday life, technology, house construction, art, and of course the human being itself. With a finger on the pulse of state-of-the-art findings in archaeological research, our permanent exhibition is vividly informative about the history of Thuringia’s settlement, economy, and society over the past 400 millennia.
On this day the entry is free!
The worldwide community of museums will celebrate International Museum Day on and around 18 May 2017.
The theme chosen for 2017 is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”.
The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, coöperation and peace among peoples.” Organised on and around 18 May each year, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day can last a day, a weekend or a whole week.
Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2016, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in some 145 countries.