One of the most important Egyptological university collections
The foundation of the collection was laid at the beginning of the 20th century, mainly through numerous donations by Ernst von Sieglin. Sieglin's donations are still the main attraction of the collection today and have made it known beyond Germany. After the foundation of the Egyptological Institute in 1959, it was mainly thanks to the institute's founder Hellmut Brunner and his wife Emma Brunner-Traut that the collection could be steadily expanded.
In addition to purchases and donations, the ancient Egyptian holdings of the Lindenmuseum in Stuttgart were acquired; numerous other objects are on permanent loan from the Landesmuseum Württemberg in Stuttgart.
Conceived primarily as a teaching collection for students and a research facility for specialists, the collection provides a complete overview of life in ancient Egypt. However, due to the exceptional quality of many of the exhibits, it also offers interested laypersons an excellent opportunity to familiarize themselves with the culture of Pharaonic Egypt.
Wed to Sun from 10am to 5pm
Thurs from 10am to 7pm
“Sundays at 3” all year round
Group and school tours by appointment
Reduced: 3€ (children, pupils, students, pensioners, severely disabled people)
Family ticket: 12€
Students of Tübingen: Free of charge
Egyptian Collection | Museum Ancient Cultures
Burgsteige 11 | Hohentübingen Castle