Hamburg's Museum of Archaeology and the History of Harburg as it is officially called, was opened in senator Helms' villa in 1925. Helms had founded Hamburg's Museum Society in 1898. From the 1930s onward, there was an increase in archaeological activities until 1972, when Helms Museum officially became Hamburg's only museum dedicated to archaeology. In the main building there are temporary exhibitions, while the permanent exhibition of archaeological finds from the greater Hamburg area and the documentary of Harburg's history is housed at Rathausplatz 5. At the Feuerwache you will find the museum's educational service, which offers very interesting activities for children and school groups. You can learn how to mold stone-age tools from stone and rock, or test your knowledge in a quiz on the exhibition. You can also have a go at working with bronze.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Educational, Arts & Museums
- Nearest Train: Harburger Rathaus: S3, S31