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Kolk 14, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
+49 451 78626
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Half price on next museum visit

When you visit any of the museums in Lubeck..except for the large European Hansemuseum..your ticket... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Really big and beautiful museum - Take your time

Went there with my girl friend and we spend at leat 1,5 hour there. It is really interesting and... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Aarhus, Denmark
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The Museum of Theatre Puppets will be closed for two years while the buildings will be renovated. The buildings, some of which date to the 16th century need to be restored, and the 35 year old exhibition will be updated. The work is scheduled to begin in January 2018. The Puppet Theater Museum was established in 1982 by collector Fritz Fey and preserves a unique collection dealing with the theme of Puppet Theater. Belonging in its inventory are a variety of puppets, props, theater scenery, and placards, as well as musical instruments from the continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe. A collection acquisition conducted in 2010 on behalf of the Possehl Stiftung documented more than 30,000 exhibits. Some objects are up to 300 years old. The collection of Lubeck’s Puppet Theater Museum is internationally known in expert circles. The Museum finds itself adjacent to Lubeck’s Puppet Theater where modern pieces are staged for children and adults.
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Kolk 14, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
+49 451 78626
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

When you visit any of the museums in Lubeck..except for the large European Hansemuseum..your ticket gives you half price into any of the museums listed on the back of the ticket..but just for the next museum you visit. We visited the church of St Catherines...More

Thank TravellingKiwi
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Went there with my girl friend and we spend at leat 1,5 hour there. It is really interesting and worth the penny. There is so much history about movie puppets and it's so facinating about the cultural differences around the world.

Thank KrestianTB
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The museum was slightly quaint and basic but on the other hand very interesting and well worth a visit. A proper visit will take around 2 hours and is suitable for adults and children. Not suitable for disabled people as it's all stairs.

Thank Hedderley
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Just amazing, the history of world theatre puppets. From everywhere around the world. Leave yourself at least an hour or so to wander through. Lovely coffee shop and puppets of all types available for purchase in the first shop. It was an accidental find and...More

Thank cathnsw
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a fascinating museum, and both adults and children will learn something about puppets and their development. The history of Pinocchio was a real eye-opener for me. The museum is very well laid out, leading the visitor through different time lines and different societies...More

1  Thank uncleglyn
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Here is a small, compact museum devoted to the history and artists of "puppentheater"--puppets, marionettes and some novel variations from many cultures proving the universal appeal of this form of theater. More than a survey of European puppetry, there are fascinating and colorful displays of...More

2  Thank DGB41
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is an amazing place to spend 30 minutes, an hour or longer and to find out the rather sinister history of puppets from around the world and their influence up to the modern day. We were spell bound and intrigued from the start. Highly...More

2  Thank MamaSlo
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We knew little about puppets, but now we know a lot! Here are examples from all over the world and in a wonderful almost maze like setting. There is obviously great love for this art form and we found it interesting an enlightening.

Thank jim m
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Do not just visit the museum, but instead visit any of the performances - ANY! It is a fall back in time - even into childhood! Very charming!

Thank Ullrich0815
Reviewed 12 June 2016

In a country where puppet shows are part of its culture this is a great collection of puppets from both Germany and around the world. If it is raining head here.

1  Thank MCCCCCC
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