Museum of Work

Museum of Work, Hamburg: Address, Phone Number, Museum of Work Reviews: 4/5

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Failsafe659
Norwich, UK312 contributions
Industrial memories
Jul 2019 • Couples
Although very little information is in English there is still much of interest to view. Also, as some of the museum is "live", the people working are as helpful as they can be. This is particularly so in the printing section where a press dating back to the 18th century is still operating.
Written 24 July 2019
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Qui Ne
Hamburg, Germany22 contributions
Very interesting museum, watch out for the special exhibitions!
May 2019 • Solo
I did the guided tour that took about an hour and showed us around the special exhibition about digitalisation of the current work environment. Very interesting with an enthusiast tour guide that really is into explaining and making you curious about this topic. I easily spend 3/4 hours in the hole museum while you probably can do it in 2 hours if you don't have a lot of time. They do also have a cafe with quite good looking food and beverages so you won't run dry during your visit.

Not the most touristy place in town so you will be surrounded by locals. Also im not sure if they offer guided tours in English, you might want to check before hand.
Written 4 June 2019
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Hanger999
Aylesford, UK48 contributions
Nearest station information
Mar 2019 • Solo
The TripAdvisor app gives wrong information. The nearest station is Barmbek. Just across the street. S1 and U1 trains will get you from Hamburg Hbf in less than 20 minutes .
Written 8 March 2019
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Adrian h
Hamburg, Germany41 contributions
Deception
Feb 2019 • Couples
Not worth the visit and the € 8,50 paid.
Only one building of the 5 they tell you is accesible to the museum visitor. Most of it are old graphic press machines.
The AI exhibition “out of office” is very poor , unanimated toy robots sleeop in acrilic boxes, and videos tell stories you can see anywhere else online, here only in German like most od the museum. A waste of time.
Written 10 February 2019
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WLae
Hamburg, Germany81 contributions
Special kinds of former working life
Jul 2018 • Family
This is a special kind of museum dealing with former professions like printing, office work, metal work and other special exhibitions. It is part of the historic museums of Hamburg.
You can easily go there by local train or bus as it is directly aside the station Barmbek.
Written 20 August 2018
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Stuart F
Glasgow, UK213 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2018 • Friends
The museum details working life in Hamburg across the ages. An English audio guide is available and is recommended as almost all labels for the exhibits are in German only. The locations where the English commentary is available seems patchy. Some areas have many clips to play whilst others hardly any. Well worth a visit.
Written 7 August 2018
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Ann S
Westcliff-on-Sea, UK126 contributions
Wunderbar!!
Feb 2017
Lots of different times and industries looked at. I liked to see the old printing machinery - reminding me of Fleet Street. they are also actually used on a Monday evening you can join in. Stories of different careers and people who did them REAL people - this was fascinating: pull open a drawer and read about a person whilst looking at their pictures and their work clothes etc. Finally, the cafe was a welcome place to sit for a snack at the end of the visit. First Class.
Written 12 March 2017
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Gerson van Luijk
Rotterdam, The Netherlands320 contributions
Exposition on "Entscheiden" is really a must
Feb 2017 • Friends
We only went to the exposition about deciding and it was really worth it! We spent approximately 2 hours. The idea of a supermarket and a personal advice in the end in the form of a cash receipt is really nice. Lots of information. Much to read and much to listen to. MAybe a little bit too much. It missed a bit of practical stuff or active stuff, but with this topic maybe also a bit difficult. Very good exposition for youth! All people drowned in the information flood from 12 to 40!
Written 21 February 2017
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Malcolm W
Chelmsford, UK76 contributions
Museum of Work
Apr 2016
Well worth a visit. We used the English portable hand sets for the translations for the ground and first floor.
Written 29 April 2016
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LuanneS8737
Waterloo, Iowa92 contributions
Interesting if you have the time but top floor is a must see.
Dec 2015
This museum is actually named Museum Der Arbeit. Other than the top floor this museum, while very interesting and educational, is not unique to Hamburg or Germany and could be in many other cities around the world. We had English audio guides which were necessary as the lower floors had no signs in English. Most exhibits had very good explanations on the audio guide but some did not have anything, except for the top floor. I don't know if the top floor exhibit was permanent or only temporary but it is a must see. The exhibit is on slave labor used by the Nazis during WWII. It is very large and very in-depth with many pictures and explanations, everything in English. The building holding the museum was actually a manufacturing plant during WWII which used and housed female slave laborers.
Written 1 January 2016
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