Museum Ancient Cultures

Museum Ancient Cultures

Admire many superlatives of cultural history such as the oldest figurative art of mankind (UNESCO World Heritage "Ice Age Art") or the oldest musical instrument in the world in the Museum Ancient Cultures in the Hohentübingen Castle. Learn more about the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Pile Dwellings", the Egyptian offering chamber of Seschemnefer III, the "Tübingen Hoplite" and the Malanggan artworks from New Ireland.


Opening Hours

Wednesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
Thursday, 10 am–7 pm


Admission

Adults: 5 €
Reduced *: 3 €
Family ticket: 12 €
Tuebingen students: free

* Children, pupils, students, seniors, disabled visitors


Special Offers

Free admission
New citizens (with voucher booklet of the city of Tübingen)
KinderCard (KreisBonusCard Junior)
ICOM members
Refugees
With "Gutscheinbuch Kreis Tübingen"

Schools offer
Every school class in the district of Tübingen has the opportunity to visit the Museum Alte Kulturen at a highly discounted price, as the KSK Tübingen supports the visit with up to 75 euros and, in the case of public transport, with up to 50 euros per class. Please send the documents for the visit and the drive to KSK Tübingen (Kreissparkasse Tübingen, Marktkommunikation, Mühlbachäcker-Straße 2, 72072 Tübingen). We thank the Kreissparkasse Tübingen for this offer!


Departments


 

When did the first works of art come about? The highlights of the Collection of Early Prehistory are the Ice Age figurines made of mammoth ivory, like the world famous Vogelherd horse. They date back  around 40,000 years and are among the world's oldest works of art.

Collection of Early Prehistory

 

How did people live 7,000 years ago? The Collection of Late Prehistory houses exhibits of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Prehistoric Pile Dwellings" on Lake Federsee and also Iron Age objects of the Celtic settlements Heuneburg on the Upper Danube and Heidengraben on the Swabian Alb.

Collection of Late Prehistory

 

What were the secrets of the mysterious scriptures? The collection of Mesopotamian cuneiform texts covers a range of 5000 years of ancient Near Eastern script developement.

Ancient Near East Collection

 

How did the Egyptians bury their dead? The Egyptian Collection represents an impressive spectrum of funerary rites with mummy masks, coffins and grave goods. The highlight of the department is the offering chamber of Seschemnefer III. from Giza.

Ancient Egyptian Collection



Bookable offers

You would like to book a tour or a course?
Tours are possible outside business hours as well.

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29 77579
E-Mail senden

or just use the following contact form: book tour or course




Address

Museum of the University Tuebingen MUT
Ancient Cultures | Collections at Hohentübingen Castle
Burgsteige 11
72070 Tübingen


Accessibility

The Museum of Ancient Cultures strives to make its collections, buildings, programmes and services accessible to all audiences.

In the courtyard of the caslte there are several disabled parking spots available.

Wheelchairs
The Museum of Ancient Cultures is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who can't use stairs. A stairlift and a ramp provide access to all levels of the exhibition. Visitors with disabilities can use mobility aids such as manual and electric wheelchairs, walkers, walking sticks and crutches in all areas.

Please contact us at +49 (0)7071 29 77579 to make a reservation or to request an escort for wheelchair users (preferably two weeks in advance).





Museum Shop

In our museum shop you can find various articles on topics from our collections, including scientific publications, high-quality replicas and all kinds of gift ideas.

You don't want to wait?
Then you can order comfortably from our online shop.