The museum exposition is dedicated to Bavarian history, culture, and folk art. Here are collected products from porcelain, wood, silver, fabric and other materials. As well as significant collections of weapons, heraldic symbols, jewelry. A special pride of the museum is the collection of Christmas nativity scenes. The collection is located in a historic Baroque building with hundreds of interior spaces, passages and galleries.
Prinzregentenstraße 3, München
+49 89 2112401
A quick stroll through this museum is a decent option to get out of the sun for a bit after exploring the English Garden nearby. My favorite area had the carvings in ivory. Not well marked for English-/non-German speakers, but still enjoyable to peru.. Read more »se. Entry was 7 or 12€, depending whether you include the special exhibition or not.
The good museum in the heart of Munich. Very nice staff. There is parking nearby. On Sunday the ticket costs only 1 euro. It can be a little boring for small children... but of course that's a matter of taste.
Khuê Anh Phạm
Nice place, not too crowded. The diversity is great and cultural. Visit it on Sunday so that you can purchase the ticket with 1€.
Note: Not every explanation is in English, mostly German.
One of the greatest museums, wonderfully curated, great collections and in perfect shape!
Medieval armor room could use some explanation in blade shape and utility but that's only a picky observation.
Awesome architecture and decorations of the.. Read more » museum. Really enjoyed it!
I can not even express how impressed I was at this museum, it was honestly one of the highlights of our trip to Bavaria and Austria! First of all, Bavarian art is exquisite! Unfortunately a LOT of it includes ivory, but the Bavarians have been using .. Read more »ivory since the days of the Mammoth (no kidding there is a box made with mammoth ivory in the collection). I definitely have an appreciation for the artistry that was necessary when using that material. It is breathtaking. From cabinets, clothing, furniture and armor to intricate scenes depicting the nativity, the art in this museum is unparalleled. There is something for everyone. My husband, son (17) and I spent a surprising five hours there!! We explored every nook and cranny! As I walked through this museum, I actually felt like a child! Everywhere I turned, there was something else, literally breathtaking, to see. Honestly if I could only do one thing in the city of Munich, it would be going to this museum! I don’t even want to post photos because nothing will even come close to seeing these things in person. Maybe just a couple to get an idea…
Visited here on February 2022 and the entry ticket was 10 Euros. It's a well organised museum with many things to see. Audio guides are provided.
A true gem in the center of the city that helps tourist and locals understand a bit more of the history of Bavaria and the surrounding areas.
A nice place to see pottery, weapons, jewellery, sculptures, religious artifacts, etc. Plus on Sunday the c.. Read more »ost of entrance is only 1€.
It is truly a walk in history of Bavaria that took me 4 hours just to notice every detail, every era and take pictures.
the entrance fee is usually 7Euro but on Sunday it is just for 1 euro. the Museum is next to eisbachwelle where talented surfers c.. Read more »hallenge themselves over the wave so it is hardly missed.
the exterior is like an imperial palace and with beautiful garden and statue of a Bavarian prince.
Inside it is divided in 3 floors:
the underwound level starts with equipment and kitchen appliances they used in that era also a wooden part of bedrooms/salons and you end in the huge museum of Christian small hand made statues usually about the Christmas story and done by talented artist from the 1800's. a shop is also on this level and the bathrooms.
the Ground floor is the biggest one, you start with old hand made maps of cities and paintings and you end with armors, old knights weapons/shields not to mention you finish the first side on the right with the religious inspiration of art and sculptures gothic and baroque from 1500 till 1800. the other side is full of the era that Bavaria passed through from roman era till the napoleon era with everything that changed from rooms to clothes and weapons.
the first side of the first floor is about king Ludwig 1 royal family stuff and house appliances.
the other side is about gothic/baroque art from sculptures to statues and porcelain equipment not to mention the science stuff, musical instruments, games back in that era, hunting weapons and daily clothes and appliances.
Very recommended when you want to understand Bavarian History. well organized and very time taken.
Very interesting gallery of a wide range of historical art and artifacts! For English speakers, be aware that while most things have English labels, this is not true for everything! I found the layout to be a little confusing with dead-ends due to bl.. Read more »ocked off rooms.
Most amazing museum in Munich. All from Bavaria and it goes on and on with amazing exhibits. They have these chairs (see photo) available for free use for when your feet get tired from all the walking. Many great rooms to see in a amazingly large bui.. Read more »lding.
Vast and interesting exhibits, well categorised and easy to navigate. Most exhibit info are in german only but it is still cool to just observe and appreciate the exhibits. Can easily spend 2h at the museum. Tickets are 1 euro on Sundays.
José Angel Villarreal Gon
This might be the best hidden jewel in Germany. I was there almost by myself today. I might've seen five or seven people besides a group of people that spent about an hour looking at a decoration. Most of the rooms that I visited had no one else.. Read more » in them.
This is a beautifully kept museum.
They have a large collection of different nativity scenes, these scenes are displayed with handcrafted and painted mini figures/statues, which are each magnificent piece of art!
There is a large area of medieval sui.. Read more »ts of armor which is mind blowing to see the craftsmanship and the weight of these suits.
Check it out if you are in Munich, it's a look into the history of Bavarian past.
Wow. A great museum! So many things to see. I spent 3 hours there and only did two out of the three floors and already then I was on a run. If you take your time in the museum, you can easily spend 5 hours or more. I have done a few museums in Munich.. Read more » and this is by far my favorite.
Worse a visit! And worse more visits. Can’t finish everything one time. Beautiful architecture, interesting collections.
Filippo Andrea Z
Visited on a Sunday, paid just 1 Euro! Huge place, actually three floors of rooms full of ancient items, guns, rifles, paintings, tapestry, porcelains, musical instruments, armors, old clothes, ivory statues, decorations, ancient furniture.. From the.. Read more » Middle age to Renaissance and Baroque. Everything displayed in the right order, very nicely organized. They even built some rooms the right size to fit a particular ceiling decoration, or to give the idea of how a church would look like! Important: we bought an audio guide, which costs 2 euro. It was definitely needed for the visit, since most of the stuff has just a two line description in German. Audio guides are in English and explain also the history that is behind those items. We literally spent 5 hours inside the whole museum! Tip: bring 1 euro coin for the locker, so you can put your bags and coats (in winter), then you will get it back when you open the locker :)
Wide variety of items on display. There is definitely something for everyone to see. The metalwork items (armors, gates, notebook covers) are impeccably beautiful. Tickets are not expensive and the museum is quite silent even on a saturday.
Don't miss out this museum!
The first 10 mins can be boring but everything after are great!
However, most items are only without German description
Stunning Museum with three floors of exhibits. Many unique collections from 19th Century and Late Antiquity to the Romanesque Period, including Ivories, Musical Instruments, Silver, Luxury Furniture, Porcelain, Armour, Games Baroque Glass, Gallant .. Read more »Clothing and Sculptures. We spent 4 hours here, and could have stayed longer, but we were hungry. We visited on a Sunday for only 1 Euro each- What a bargain! Photography is allowed, and I have attached several photographs. WELL WORTH a visit, while in Munich! Lockers are provided for Backpacks and Restrooms available inside, free of charge.
Very impressive and varied collections (the armoury is lovely) and the 1€ entrance on Sundays is an absolute steal. Still, I found the lack of English descriptions next to several exhibits to be quite perplexing. Not only is it strange for a mus.. Read more »eum of that size and status (it claims to be THE national museum of Bavaria), but it was also without any apparent pattern. Some exhibits simply and inexplicably lacked an English description. It makes for an interesting guessing game though, before you step into a room.
Rich Museum with constantly updated extended exhibitions.
The place is huge and have lots of interesting displays to be admired. A great place to visit if you want to know more about the history of Bavaria and it's culture.
An incredible collection of artifacts showcasing Bavaria’s rich history and her interactions with the world at large
Awesome collection of ivory crafts and Meissen porcelain. Also, very old German inventions related to time and planets, etc. You can spend half day looking at all the artifacts. One bad thing is that the stairs are inevitable even for the handicapped.. Read more » or the parents with a stroller.
Gorgeous museum of the rich Bavarian culture and history! Indeed a great place to spend hours getting enlightened about the heritage of this kingdom state.
Possibly one of the best places to visit in the City, it has history, many paintings, and much material from its culture that reminds us that they were one of the most important cultures in the world. worth spending a whole day in their rooms.
as an expat in Munich, I would cross this Museum so often that the sheer architecture of the building was so inviting. If you have paid close attention to Munich's architecture, culture and heritage when living here, then this place is a must go.. Read more » to understand Munich as is. This place is a house of the history and heritage of the porcelain, the glasses, the silver, the grills, the sculptures, the furniture, the textiles and especially the city plan of Munich from ~1500. And trust me, all for 1€ on a Sunday.. the best part of this Museum (unlike Deutsches Museum) is that every section is explained in English. It was a delight to have visited this Museum! This Museum is everything Bayerisch (Bavarian).. wonderful experience!!
Don´t miss the Bavarian National Museum once interested in the cultural heritage and roots of the state Bavaria. Very easy to get here wherever you are once visiting city centre or some places next by. You wont need any transportation to get he.. Read more »re. It´s alway seems just next by and a short walk from " "Eisbachwelle" that famous surfing spot in Munich - or to the Prinzengel. Plan bit time don´t underestimate the treasures and beauties of the museum.
Wonderful historical Museum that is going to familiarize you with Bavarian history from prehistoric times till nowadays. To me, the most interesting are medieval collections of fine art, arms and armor. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial pho.. Read more »to without flash light and tripod. Must see place at Munich.
Nicola Pietro Gentile Fus
A lot of it is only in German. A lot was lost on me as I don't speak it
This is a great museum. It takes you through local Bavarian history with its vast collection if items ranging from weapons to pieces of art and cutlery. It has a little bit for everyone. I would not mind visiting it again.
Museum Speiselokal super!!
They were not very welcoming at the reception, I don’t speak German but the lady was able to speak English. There were nobody queueing but I had to ask for further details like if they provide a leaflet/map... and I ended up to realise once I w.. Read more »as inside that they removed some English support which would have helped me so much to follow the rest of the exhibition. I don’t like to give bad reviews but I felt that for 12 euros it was a bit expensive for what I could understand. The other floor had some English texts where I could learn more. I was a bit frustrated. I know that there is restrictions because of coronavirus but it would have been nice to inform me before or to adjust the price accordingly.
Interesting museum to learn about the history of Munich and Bavaria. Staff is overwhelmingly polite. It took 2.5 hours to cover this museum. The armoury section was super awesome.