Weltkulturen Museum

Weltkulturen Museum

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Weltkulturen Museum

Weltkulturen Museum
Weltkulturen Museum Außenansicht © Weltkulturen Museum, Photo: Wolfgang Günzel

Weltkulturen Museum was founded in 1904 by Frankfurt citizens. Today, the museum is located in three villas built at the turn of the 20th century situated on Frankfurt’s Museum Embankment. The museum and its stores house a unique collection of 67,000 artifacts from Oceania, Africa, Southeast Asia as well as North, central and South America. The collection is rounded off by an image archive containing approximately 120,000 historical and contemporary ethnographical photographs and films as well as a library with 50,000 books and journals.


The outstanding feature of Weltkulturen Museum is its emphasis on the fruitful linkages that can be forged between ethnological research, avant-garde artistic praxis, experimental methods of analysis, translation and education. Events are held both in the museum’s exhibition areas and in the Weltkulturen Labor – with its artist studios, guest apartments and seminar rooms. The items in the collections are reinterpreted and readied for exhibitions in the Labor.


The Weltkulturen Museum offers guided tours, project weeks or days and workshops for children,joung people and school pupils. Weltkulturen Researchers Club invites children, young people and families to discover Frankfurt’s intercultural treasures. Kids’ birthdays can be held in the Museum’s rooms at Schaumainkai 29.


Municipal museum of the City of Frankfurt
Free admission for children and young persons under 18

Schaumainkai (Museumsufer) 29-37
60594 Frankfurt am Main