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Museums & Galleries

Spectacular projects, precious collections and pioneering exhibits all confirm Hannover Region’s reputation as a centre of art.

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There are also excellent museums devoted to archaeology, natural history and ethnology, including vivid portrayals of technical history and everyday life in centuries gone by. For art lovers, the journey becomes its own reward in Hannover: with the sculptures along Brühlstrasse, the opulent Nanas by Niki de Saint Phalle on the bank of the River Leine and the futuristic BUSSTOPs, you encounter art face to face wherever you go.

Down the mine or up in the air

Presenting facts and figures in an entertaining way is the keynote of the museums in Hannover Region: in the “Klosterstollen”, a preserved coal mine in Barsinghausen, visitors can don helmet and overalls and set out on the trail of the “black gold”. The Peat Museum in Landestrost Palace, Neustadt am Rübenberge, conveys a feeling of what life was like for the people of the peat bogs centuries ago. Laatzen Museum of Aviation is the museum of choice for those who are interested in the history of technology, and the new “World of Aviation” at Hannover Airport is also sure to inspire flights of fancy. Finally, the Tramway Museum in Sehnde-Wehmingen offers a fascinating display of historical railway engineering.

Schloss Herrenhausen © HMTG

The rebuilt summer residence

Herrenhausen Palace and Museum

The summer residence of the Royal House of Hanover was destroyed in the Second World War. Now it has been rebuilt on the original site to... more...

Haus mit Wiese und blühendem Blumenbeet davor. © Wilhelm-Busch-Gesellschaft e.V.

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Museum for Caricature Wilhelm Busch

In special exhibitions the Karikaturmuseum Wilhelm Busch shows the work of international artists who, by virtue of their critical attitud... more...

Das Niedersächsische Landesmuseum ist in einem historischen Gebäude untergebracht. © Landesmuseum Hannover

Museum

Lower Saxony State Museum

The State Museum displays art from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century, archaeology, ethnology and natural history. more...

Outside view of the Historical Museum © LHH, Historical Museum Hannover

Museum

The Museum of History

The Museum of History is a goldmine for all who are interested in the history of the state or the city. more...

Schloss Marienburg © EAC GmbH

Tourist Highlight

Marienburg Castle

Like something out of a fairy-tale Marienburg Castle is perched on a hilltop near the town of Pattensen. more...

Sprengel Museum Hannover with modern art © HMTG / Gerhardts

Museum

Sprengel Museum Hannover

The Museum houses a world-renowned collection of 20th century and contemporary art. more...

beleuchtetes Gebäude © Kunstverein Hannover (source)

Kunstverein

Kunstverein Hannover

The Arts Society of Hannover hosts many national and international exhibitions echoing key schools of contemporary art. more...

Die kestnergesellschaft von der gegenüberliegenden Straßenseite an der Goseriede aus gesehen. © Ulrich Prigge

Gallery

kestnergesellschaft Hannover

Since 1916 exhibitions of outstanding artists have been reflecting the international contemporary art world. more...

Außenaufnahme des Museum August Kestner © Landeshauptstadt Hannover

Museum

Museum August Kestner

Opened to the public in 1889, the Museum August Kestner is the oldest museum in Hannover. It is famous for its mixture of Egyptian, Graec... more...

Städtische Galerie Kubus © Landeshauptstadt Hannover

Background

KUBUS Gallery

The KUBUS is a forum for contemporary art. more...

Two white and two red gerberas at the bottom of the Holocaust Memorial listing the names of the dead © LHH

Memory and Commemoration

Culture of Remembrance

Within the area of Hannover, several memorial sites dedicated to the victims of Nazi Germany can be found. more...