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Our museum is both a collection and a museum. Behind the scenes, our conservators and academics work to preserve and research the archaeological treasures found during excavations throughout Bavaria. And that's quite a lot given the large number of sites!

The artefacts and associated documentation are stored and archived in depots for future generations. We present special artefacts to the public in the museum, which also serves as our showcase to the "outside world". In this way, we make the early history of humankind visible and tangible.

Art and everyday artefacts, burial objects and treasure troves are on display, shedding light on Bavarian history and the people who lived here from its beginnings 250,000 years ago to the present day. Special artefacts include a 3,000-year-old dugout canoe from Roseninsel, a bog body from the Peiting area and an almost completely preserved wooden well shaft from Munich's Marienhof.

mission statement & digital strategy


A successful museum needs goals and vision. Would you like to find out what ours are? We give you an insight into our mission statement and our digital strategy.  

Learn more here.




After being closed for almost eight years due to extensive general refurbishment, the museum reopened in 2024. No archaeological finds were discovered during the renovation, but it was still a special time.

Here is a brief look back.

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collection history


The Archaeological State Collection has been in existence for almost 140 years. You can find a brief overview of the history of the museum here.




There are many faces behind the doors of our museum, divided between restoration, science and administration. You can find a detailed overview of the areas of responsibility and contact details here.

Get to know our team.



The Archaeological State Collection publishes several series of publications: monographs, online publications, museum guides and brochures on special exhibitions.

You can find an overview here.



Protecting and rescuing cultural assets is the primary mission of the State Archaeological Collection. This includes a wide range of activities. Some projects and publications are presented here.

Click here for an overview.

circle of friends


Everyone needs friends. We do too. That's why our circle of friends exists - to support and promote us. New members are always welcome.

You can find more information here.