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Brillenmuseum, Hamburg

Brillenmuseum - Hamburg, Germany
4 Bei St. Johannis, Hamburg, Germany 20148Map
+49 (0)40 279 2374
Neighborhood: Rotherbaum

The spectacle museum is located in a building, which has been renovated with lots of loving care. The house has been put under a preservation order. The museum´s exhibition rooms show really nice pieces from all the eras in the history of people´s glasses. They are on the first and second floor. Starting off with the first iron-rimmed pair of spectacles from the 17th Century, the history of "specs" is illustrated with models from the Fifties, Sixties and the crazy Seventies. "Four-eyed" celebrities have also donated their original glasses to the museum and you can admire them among the exhibits. Lots of funny spectacle-frames are made of different materials: there are pince-nezs, spectacles with threads attached to them, and horn-rimmed glasses. An unusual service is offered by the museum staff: you can hire some of the exhibits for special occasions. Special designs are also done on request. On the ground floor a new collection of designer-glasses are waiting for their future owners.

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Brillenmuseum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM, Monday to Friday from 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM, Saturday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Type: Other
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Hallerstraße: U1 + Bus 109
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