Historical Museum (Historisches Museum)
The Historical Museum (Historisches Museum) has many permanent exhibitions on display featuring objects and works of art ranging from the Middle Ages to present day. The museum's changing exhibitions cover a range of themes such as cultural history, art history and general history. Collections feature examples of gold and silver crockery and jewellery; pottery and porcelain; paintings, photographs; and scaled-down models of the Altstadt (Frankfurt old town) at various periods of its development. The museum is useful for giving visitors an idea of what Frankfurt looked like before the damage of World War II when it was quite a different city in some regards. The Children's Museum, which lies adjacent to the Historical Museum, features a variety of special offers and exhibitions for youngsters of all ages. The museum has been closed for renovations recently, although it should now be open once again, and it has had a string of bad reviews which are hopefully the result of the chaos of renovating. A common complaint is that the information is almost all in German and that the chronology of the exhibits is difficult to understand.
Address: Saalgasse 19
Telephone: (0)69 212 355 99
Transport: U-bahn to Römer
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm, Wednesday 10am to 9pm, closed Mondays.
Admission: €4 (adults), €2 (children over 6 years). Concessions available