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As the central state museum for Bavarian archaeology, our collection includes important finds from around 250,000 years of human history. We would like to present the most important of these to you - and take you on a fascinating journey back into the past. We get to the bottom of the origins of humanity and span the arc from Bavaria's past to the present. More precisely: from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages through the Roman period and the Middle Ages to modern times. Where and how did prehistoric people leave their marks? What are the oldest works of art of humankind?

What made the Celts so powerful? What luxuries did the Romans enjoy? How did rituals change over time and how did early gold coins relate to the rainbow? All this and much more is answered in the new permanent galleries. We want to amaze you by providing insights into the history of people and the traces of their settlement in Bavaria over the millennia.

We have the stories - discover them!



You can find the latest news and developments relating to the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection here.

permanent exhibition


After many years of general refurbishment, our collection has found a new home in the newly installed permanent galleries and is waiting for you to discover it.

Find out more about our permanent exhibition.




There are numerous highlights in our museum - in fact, each colleague has their own favourite objects. Here you will find a few outstanding pieces from our collection.

Get to know some special objects.

temporary exhibitions


In addition to the permanent exhibition in the museum, the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection also organises large special exhibitions at regular intervals. For these, national and international partners are brought on board.

To the special exhibitions.


museum education


Museums are fun! Whether guided tour or workshop - together with the Museum Education Centre (MPZ) we provide exciting educational offers for all age groups.

More information about the programme.




You would like to find out more about our objects on site, perhaps even at first hand? Then come take a tour with us.

Find out more here.


media guide


An archaeological object is an object, is an object ...? Not at all! Our media guide takes you to 25 exciting stations and provides in-depth insights during your tour.

Further information.



hands on!


Our hands-on stations offer archaeology to touch. A special kind of museum experience.

What you can expect.