Kempten Museum in Zumsteinhaus: children, admission, opening times, eventful Thursday, exhibition, attractions – news from Kempten

At the Kempten Museum in the Zumsteinhaus, visitors learn more about the city’s history and present and the Zumstein brothers.

to Allgäu . newspaper

08/16/2022 | Status: 1:50 p.m.

The Kempten Museum in Zumsteinhaus opened in 2019. In 2020, the museum was awarded the “Best Local History Museum” award in Germany. Eleven themed rooms deal with the 2,000-year-old history of the Kempten and the Zumstein brothers, who gave the house its name. The permanent exhibition deals with, among other things, faith, immigration, housing and health in the city.

Opening and admission times: A glimpse into the Kempten Museum in Zumsteinhaus

Planning to visit the Kempten Museum in Zumsteinhaus? Here you will find the most important information at a glance:

  • work hours: From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Entry: Free
  • Tabuk: Residenzplatz 31, Kempten

Experience the history of Kempten in the eleven themed rooms of the Zumsteinhaus

In the Citizens Room of the Kempton Museum, visitors can help put together special exhibitions complete on their own. In addition, they can bring their own exhibits of the day with the stories associated with them to the museum, where a suitable place will then be found in the exhibition at the Zumsteinhaus.

There is also a map of the city, where visitors can learn about important events in the city’s history and attractions in Kempten. And of course the Zumstein brothers, whose family gave the house its name, are also part of the museum. Movies related to Kempten are shown in the Zumsteinhaus’s basement cinema. It offers filmmakers from the region a platform and showcases participatory film projects.

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At the Kempten Museum in Zumsteinhaus, visitors can learn more about the city's history and help shape the exhibition.

At the Kempten Museum in Zumsteinhaus, visitors can learn more about the city’s history and help shape the exhibition.

Photo: Ralph Linert (file photo)

This is what the Kempten Children’s Museum offers

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To ensure that children do not get bored when visiting the museum, there are several videos in the exhibition as well as listening and smelling stations. In addition, parents can purchase the “Active Brochure” for 1 euro. In this, children will find puzzles and tasks that they have to solve during the visit. They are accompanied by the Zumsteinmaus family.

The Kempton Museum program also includes guided tours and workshops aimed at children.

Kempten Sights: The Zumsteinhaus

The amphitheater Zumsteinhaus is one of Kempten’s many sights. It is located opposite the residence near the Church of St. Lorenz – Two buildings in Kempten are also worth seeing. The family of a Zumstein merchant built the house of the same name in 1802 as a residential and commercial building. The historic house with its classic facade really catches the eye. The city of Kempten describes the Zumsteinhaus as one of the museum’s most important exhibits.

Classic 200-year-old facade: Zumsteinhaus on Residenzplatz.

Classic 200-year-old facade: Zumsteinhaus on Residenzplatz.

Photo: Matthew Baker

Upcoming events: the 2022 program at the Kempten Museum in Zumsteinhaus

In the Kempten Museum in Zumsteinhaus there are tours and workshops for children and the whole family. This is an excerpt from the 2022 programme:

  • Workshops
    • September 3: The Mummy and the Round Dance (from 6 years old)
    • September 17: Beeswax wraps (ages 10 and up).
    • Oct 1: How does Kempton taste? (from 7 years old)
  • Guided tour “The Aha Experience at the Kempten Museum in Zumsteinhaus” (2pm)
    • August 28
    • September 4
    • September 11
    • September 25
  • Theater tour (2:00 p.m.)
    • August 21
    • September 18
    • October 16
  • Guided tour with characters (always 11am)
    • September 24 (from 4 years old)
    • September 25 (from 5 years old)

Active Thursdays at the Kempten Museum in Zumsteinhaus

On the first Thursday of every year, the Kempten Museum in Zumsteinhaus organizes lectures, readings and discussions on topics of interest to the people and politics of Kempten under the title “Moving Thursday”. The upcoming dates in 2022 are:

  • September 15: Managing the Future – Sustainable Corporate Governance
  • October 6: Round table on the theme “Human Dignity”.
  • November 3: Medieval and Renaissance burial culture in Allgäu
  • December 2: Fidel Schlund – a fighter for freedom, democracy and justice

Start at 7 pm every day. Some events cost between five and ten euros to enter.

Status: August 16, 2022. All information without warranty. No claim to completeness.

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