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Address: Am Sandtorkai 36 | Freihafen, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 40 321191
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

   Grippers, bales of rubber, coffee-sacks, sampling implements:...

   Grippers, bales of rubber, coffee-sacks, sampling implements: The Speicherstadtmuseum is located on the ground floor of a red-brick warehouse that is over a 120 years old (in the authentic surroundings of the dockland warehouse district in the former free-port). Here typical goods and tools collected from traditional warehouse companies and business premises of the warehouse district are exhibited. Historical photos and maps/plans illustrate the changes of over a century in this worldwide unique historical monument. Further topics are: coffee- and tea-trading as well as lighter-boating (supplying the warehouses with goods by transport on cargo barges).The engaging and interactive exhibition emphasises the skills and ingenuity of the work of warehousemen.

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Hamburg Warehouse History

The Speicherstadt is the world's largest contiguous warehouse complex. Built in 1883, the district received historic monument protection in 1991. The museum is located in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Robert P
Chesterfield, Virginia
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Speicherstadt is the world's largest contiguous warehouse complex. Built in 1883, the district received historic monument protection in 1991. The museum is located in the Hamburg free port area between Deichtorhallen and Baumwall. This is a very small open floor plan museum. Because of its size, it is very limited in the information it can provide to visitors. However,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

How do they get away with calling this a museum? Seriously. One dusty old room with an open floor plan and a few antiques. A few paragraphs written only in German. Yup, that's it. No maps, videos or interactive displays. No drawings of spices plants. Nothing. And since I don't speak German I couldn't tell you if the placards are... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Well not that much intresting as it could be. Honestly it was boring from the start of the museeum to the end. If you are not german speaking/reading DO NOT GO there cause the description in german are bad and the one in english are horrible and to short.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

We went after having been to the Miniatur Wunderland just around the corner and it was a little let down. All the information is in German and it makes it a little difficult to understand everything. Good thing is all the spices you are able to touch and smell. The store opposite offers all kinds of spices, tea and coffee... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

Great building! The Coffee & tea information in the museum is fascinating and laid out to encourage touching some of the items. It's worth walking around the whole warehouse district - but bundle up on windy, cold days.

Thank ERGM75
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

Nice small museum in an old warehouse in the Speicherstadt quarter. Learned some new things about Hamburg and Speicherstadt trading area, but some things were quite difficult to understand as almost everything was in German with sometimes just a small English translation. But when you understand (some) German and you have some time to spend in Speicherstadt it's really worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

This was an excellent well laid out and informative museum. It tells the story of Hamburg's docks and the goods that passed through the many warehouses awaiting release by customs. There are displays of working tools, sampling equipment, sacks, chest and barrels used for transporting items such as tea, coffee, spices and rubber. You are encouraged to touch and smell... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

this museum though small is 100% worth the visit. it was hard to find, the map suggested it was across the road from the Martime museum but was in fact much further along behind the minitur world and Hamburg dungeons. it has information both in English and German on the work and history that went on in this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

This museum had very interesting write-ups on the history of the port, especially the coffee trade. In fact, most of the exhibits revolved around coffee. Upon purchasing our entry tickets, we were asked if we needed English translation. After going through the museum, we drank a cup of complementary tea before leaving. The museum was a bit difficult to find.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

Very interesting museum about the Speicherstadt (Warehouse) area which covers how and why the area developed, what goods were handled and how. Really great for anyone who is interested in docks or the social history of work. Astounding to realise the relatively brief working life of these evocative buildings and get an inside into the world they used to contain.... More 

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