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Museum Five Continents

First ethnological museum in Germany

Founded in 1862

The Museum Five Continents or the Museum Fünf Kontinente, formerly known as the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, was founded in 1862 as the first ethnological museum in Germany. The collection of artefacts of everyday life, ritual objects and works of art which are preserved and continually expanded here reflect humanity’s cultural diversity.

They build bridges from the past to the present day and open doors to other ways of life and viewpoints. The Museum offers access to the cultural riches of the earth’s peoples in a way which is unique with Munich’s broad range of museums.

Cultures from across the world

Based on our collections, we display the commonalities and differences of civilizations from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Oceania, the Orient and Europe. We invite children and adults to become acquainted with a variety of civilizations and the people who shaped them.

We encourage visitors to consider what may seem to be “strange” modes of thought, to reflect on points of view and to take away inspirations and new ideas for their own lives.“ We look forward to welcoming you here.

Hygiene measures:

The museum is open, but access is limited; the exact hygiene concept can be viewed here.

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