One of the tasks of the MUT is also to make the collections of the University of Tübingen accessible to the public. Visit our museums and collections of the University of Tübingen. The special exhibitions of the MUT can also be found here.

Special exhibitions

Schöningen – Der große Wurf

Hunting, gathering and life 300,000 years ago
29 July to 3 October 2022

Why are we the way we are? When did we become human beings? What do our Stone Age ancestors have in common with us and how do we differ? In Schöningen, Lower Saxony, there is an archaeological site that plays an important role in answering these questions.  The exhibition provides insights into these times long past. But it is not only about the past. Topics such as climate fluctuations, environmental changes, and the search for the true nature of man are fundamental questions that have rarely been as topical as they are today.

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Drawing in Motion

20 August to 3 October 2022

The Japanese light artist Takehito Koganezawa is the fourth Invited Artist at the University of Tübingen. He represents a completely new conception of drawing: moving, ephemeral, intangible. Realising this form with students in a workshop turned out to be a highly complex undertaking - capturing the results and making them visible in a public presentation is the goal of this exhibition at Schloss Hohentübingen.

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Permanent Exhibitions

Ancient Cultures

Worldwide unique treasures such as the earliest artworks and music instruments are guarded by the MUT at Höhentübingen Castle.

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Castle Laboratory Tübingen

The new, interactive exhibition is located directly at the worldwide oldest biochemistry workplace – in the former castle kitchen.

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The exhibition of the Ethnological Collection creates a fascinating trip through the areas of the South Seas and the Amazon lowlands.

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Bohnenberger Observatory

Since 1752, astronomers have been active at Hohentübingen Castle. The observatory, constructed by Johann G. F. Bohnenberger in 1814, lies at the cartographical centre point of the later kingdom of Württemberg and houses houses the "Reichenbach's repetition circle".

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Here you will find plateosaur skeletons, the skeletons of cave bears and the world's most important collection of stocky therapeutic dinosaurs from the southern hemisphere.

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Plant Diversity

On an area of ten hectares there are almost 10,000 plant species from all over the world, whose natural living conditions are modelled in the field and in the greenhouses.

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The permanent exhibition of the Psychological Collection shows instruments, equipment and objects of study from the last 100 years in connection with everyday questions to psychological miracles.

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Mind and Shape

The permanent exhibition offers insights into the world of mathematics. It is aimed at specialist scientists, as well as people without math expertise.

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The Mineral Collection presents important minerals, ores as well as gemstones from all over the world, and explains their significance for the understanding of the system Earth and for our life.

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The display collection in the Sigwartstraße presents many vertebrates and insect groups from Central Europe, as well as exotic animals from Africa, Asia, Australia and America.

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Graphic Collection

Since 1897, the Graphic Collection at the Art Historic Institute functions as teaching and art collection for the practice orientated education of students and is also available to the art interested public.

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Online Exhibitions

Further information about the Online Exhibitons can be found here.


In the archive you can see the exhibitions of the last years (only available in german).

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