Hamburg's museums open for free on Reformation Day #seeforfree

28 October 2022
Over 30 museums and exhibition halls taking part on October 31, 2022

More than 30 publicly and privately-owned museums, art galleries and exhibition halls are offering free admission next Monday (October 31, 2022) or Reformation Day, which is a religious holiday in certain parts of Germany including Hamburg. Under the motto "#seeforfree", visitors can also explore historical and natural science museums and attend special events like readings or go on guided tours.

#seeforfree offers opportunity to explore Hamburg's museums

"Given the current situation, it is all the more important that we become engrossed with art and culture, meet face-to-face and talk to each other," said Dr. Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture and Media. This year's campaign offers a great opportunity to explore the museums and galleries in Hamburg. A large number of private houses are opening their doors  as well. The event has been in place since 2018 and offers space for socially important issues to build bridges between different religions and world views.

Abstract art and colonial history

The Bargheer Museum, which is dedicated to the life and work of the Hanseatic artist Eduard Bargheer, is among the new participants this year. The museum will exhibit his watercolours and has also scheduled talks, readings and concerts. The Altona Museum focuses on cartography from a postcolonial perspective while the Museum am Rothenbaum (Markk) is hosting the "Benin. Looted History" exhibition and will present its Benin collection in its entirety. More information about all the participating museums and galleries and the supporting events can be found on the website.


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