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The Hamburg Museum of Work is a museum in Hamburg-Barmbek. Its major theme is changes in work and living during the last 150 years. It examines and displays the social cultural and economic effects of industrialisation. The museum is an anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH).
|Monday||10:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Fascinating collection of exhibits. The English audio guide is worth getting but some items do not have a corresponding audio entry for some reason.
It's a somewhat between an industrial and technical museum featuring constant exhibitions on printing (2nd floor) and generally working tools (3rd floor). Unfortunately not so much interactivity, especially for children, but they have two mechanical typewriters and old relay telephone commuter, which you can try. In overall it's not that big, one hour is enough for a medium-paced walk through the entire museum. Very friendly stuff, showing and explaining how things used to work. Many plates have English translation.
Well worth a visit, most helpful staff. Rather out of town, but do go see.
A very good museum with a nice little restaurant and a wee shop. Make a visit.
I was going there with quite a bit of enthusiasm, but unfortunately it's quite a sad place to be. One of the dullest museums I've ever been to.