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Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Arts and Crafts Museum)

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Arts and Crafts Museum) Review

The museum houses a wide range of exhibits, from 15th- to 18th-century scientific instruments to an art-nouveau interior complete with ornaments and furnishings. It was built in 1876 as a combination museum and school. Its founder, Justus Brinckmann, intended it to be a bastion of the applied arts that would counter what he saw as a decline in taste owing to industrial mass production. A keen collector, Brinckmann amassed a wealth of unusual objects, including ceramics from around the world.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Steintorpl., Altstadt, Hamburg, 20099 | Map It
  • Phone: 040/4281–34880
  • Cost: €10; €7 Thurs. after 5
  • Hours: Tues., Wed., and Fri.–Sun. 11–6, Thurs. 11–9
  • Website:
  • U-bahn: Hauptbahnhof (U-bahn/S-bahn).
  • Location: Altstadt
Updated: 11-15-2013

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