Nuremberg Museums

(Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany)

Picture of central museumNuremberg is home to a good selection of museums, many of which will appeal to both history buffs and visiting tourists alike. The Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Germanic National Museum) is particularly impressive and is where you will find prehistoric artefacts and modern treasure alongside each other.

For fossils and paleontology displays, the Naturhistorisches Museum (Nuremberg Natural History Museum) is worth searching out, while for those feeling a little young at heart, the Spielzeugmuseum (Toy Museum) is a great place to remember bygone days, while children will enjoy the more modern, interactive computer games.

Germanic National Museum (Germanisches Nationalmuseum)

Address: Kartäusergasse 1, Nuremberg, D-90402, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0911 1 3310
Germany's largest museum of its kind, Nuremberg's outstanding Germanic National Museum concentrates on regional art and culture, with many fine exhibits clearly documenting the history of this country. Exhibits range from historic coins and old tapestries, to collections of paintings and scientific inventions from today. Various seasonal events take place within this museum, including concerts and seminars.
Open hours: Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00, Wednesday - 10:00 to 21:00
Admission: charge

Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

Address: Marientorgraben 8, Nuremberg, D-90402, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0911 22 7970
The Nuremberg Natural History Museum is amongst the city's oldest and most notable museums, dating back some 200 years and located within the historic Old Town area. Many local archaeological finds are displayed here, along with well-preserved fossils, paleontology exhibits, seminars and regular film events.
Open hours: Sunday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, concessions

Neunhofer Castle Museum (Schlossmuseum Neunhof)

Address: Neunhofer Schlossplatz 1-3, Nuremberg, D-90427, Germany, DE
A small and interesting attraction, this museum is housed within the Neunhofer Castle, which was built some 500 years ago. Offering a glimpse into the castle's former life, expect to see restored rooms with period furnishings, an authentic kitchen, and landscaped formal gardens.
Open hours: April to September, Saturday and Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, concessions

Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum)

Address: Karlstrasse 13-15, Nuremberg, D-90403, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0911 231 3260
Appealing to all ages, the Nuremberg Toy Museum, otherwise known as the Spielzeugmuseum, is bursting with toys spanning the past 70 years. Ranging from Lego models and tin cars, to Barbie dolls and modern computer toys, there is something for everyone here. You are able to play with some of the museum's toys and games, which is often the main highlight for children.
Open hours: Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00, Wednesday - 10:00 to 21:00
Admission: charge, concessions

Museum of Industry (Museum Industriekultur)

Address: Äussere Sulzbacherstrasse 63, Nuremberg, D-90491, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0911 231 3875
Located within the Oststadt area of Nuremberg, the Museum of Industry remembers the industrial past and development, both in the city and around Germany. Various themed exhibitions and displays illustrate the industrial revolution, while the School Museum offers a chance to experience classrooms and teaching methods from 100 years ago.
Open hours: Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Transport Museum (Verkehrsmuseum)

Address: Lessingstrasse 6, Nuremberg, D-90443, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0911 219 5428
Known locally in Nuremberg as the Verkehrsmuseum, the Transport Museum dates back to the end of the 19th century and is home to an excellent collection of railroad memorabilia. Highlights include Germany's oldest steam train, restored carriages, many scale models, hands-on games and also an adjoining postal museum.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge