A colourful Opel Manta B
A visitor in front of a wall with medals
Museum workers in the depository
Besucherinnen und Besucher in der U-Bahn-Galerie

Temporary exhibition

A Love-Need-Hate Relationship

The Germans and Their Cars

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Permanent exhibition - closed until December 2017

Our History

Germany since 1945

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2017 Programme

New Roof. New Exhibitions

Exhibitions, guided tours, events

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Visit our depository

Objects in the Dark

Tours through our museum storage space

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Photographs by Ludwig Binder 1967/68

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Entrance free of charge

Entrance to the museum and all exhibitions is free of charge.

Opening hours

Tuesday–Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Visitor Information

Our permanent exhibition is closed due to construction. It will open again in December 2017.

New foreign-language offer

Welcome to Germany

Our new guide helps English-speaking visitors to explore three exhibitions: “Bonn the Former Capital”, “Roman Life in Bonn” and the current temporary exhibition “A Love-Need-Hate Relationship. The Germans and their Cars”. 

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Modernization of the glass roof in 2017

New roof - new exhibitions

From March to mid-December 2017 our museum's glass roof will undergo modernization. The permanent exhibition will be closed during that time – but the museum remains open and offers an appealing programme of events.

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Angestrahlt im Vordergrund steht eine alte Musikbox mit vier Musiker-Marionetten und der Aufschrift Beat Box, dahinter im Halbdunkel eine lebensgroße Lara Croft-Figur und vollgestellte Regale.
Visit our depository

Objects in the Dark

We offer an exclusive tour through our storerooms. It is here that we preserve our collections. Find out all about this hidden world!

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Chancellor’s study with original furniture used by Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
Historical Site

Public guided visits of the former Chancellery

On Saturdays at 1 p.m. and at 2 p.m. there are public guided visits of the Chancellor’s study with original furniture used by Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

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The chamber in the Bundesrat building in Bonn

The German Basic Law

The new exhibition with selected historical items and interactive media stations places the chamber clearly in the limelight – as a place where the Basic Law was deliberated on, signed into law and declared enacted.

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Guided visits
A tour guide speaking to a group at Haus der Geschichte

You wish to visit us as a group?

Why not book a guided visit for the permanent exhibition, the current temporary exhibition, or the historical sites in Bonn? Simply contact our Visitor Services for details.

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Foreign-language guided visits at Haus der Geschichte

Foreign-language guided visits

We offer group guided visits in Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. Find out the details from our Visitor Services.

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Zwei Hände in weißen Handschuhen halten eine kleine gelbe Pappschachtel mit der Aufschrift Buttermilchseife. Darunter liegen in einer Schublade weitere bunte Schachteln.

We collect contemporary history

The Haus der Geschichte Foundation collects objects that document contemporary history – and exhibits them. These include everyday items, documents, films and other media, magazines, machines, furniture, textiles, and much more besides.

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Historical sites
Frontale Gesamtansicht des Kanzlerbungalow in Bonn bei gutem Wetter, ohne Besucher

Ruling on the Banks of the Rhine

In the former government district you can find out about where and how political decision-making unfolded in Bonn at the original historical sites. We invite you to discover the Chancellor’s Bungalow, the Bundesrat, Palais Schaumburg and the “Path of Democracy”.

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