Hessisches Puppenmuseum

Museum in Hanau

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The Hessisches Puppenmuseum, or Hessian Doll Museum, is located in the city of Hanau and is dedicated to the history and art of dolls. The museum was founded in 1984 and is housed in a historic building that was once part of the Hanau Castle complex.

The museum’s collection includes more than 10,000 dolls, making it one of the largest doll museums in Germany. The dolls on display date back to the 18th century and range from traditional wooden dolls to more modern dolls made from plastic and other materials. The museum also has a large collection of doll houses, miniature furniture, and other doll-related items.

Visitors to the museum can explore exhibits on the history of dolls, including the different types of dolls that were popular throughout history and how they were made. The museum also features temporary exhibits on various topics related to dolls, such as the history of Barbie dolls or the use of dolls in art.

In addition to the museum’s exhibits, visitors can also take part in workshops and special events, such as doll-making classes and puppet shows. The museum also has a gift shop where visitors can purchase dolls and other doll-related items.

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Visiting Hessisches Puppenmuseum


Tue/Wed/Thu 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

Fri/Sat/Sun and public holidays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m


Adults 3.50 euros Children and young people up to 18 years accompanied by families – Free

Address: Hessisches Puppen- & Spielzeugmuseum, Parkpromenade, Hanau, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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