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Museum of Sepulchral (Burial) Culture

Museum of Sepulchral (Burial) Culture
Mourning jewelry from the holdings of the Museum of Sepulchral Culture

The only one of its kind in Germany, covering an area of 1,400m², the museum was opened in 1992 and houses a wide range of sepulchral objects, both historical and modern: coffins, funeral carriages, mourning attire and jewelery, gravestones, sculptures and everyday objects associated with dying, death and commemoration. The exhibition also covers death and burial rites as well as the design of cemeteries, graves and monuments. In addition, the museum has a collection that currently consists of around 16,500 drawings and prints dating from the 15th century to the present day, as well a reference library with monographs, catalogs, special editions and a number of magazine articles on sepulchral culture.

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm, Wednesday open until 8pm.

Admission: Adults 5 €, Concessions 3.50 € Children under 6 years free.

[ Source: http://www.cometogermany.com/ENU/about_germany/master_tlstadt-id1116-fstadt_museen.htm ]

Related: http://www.sepulkralmuseum.de
Address: Weinberg Strasse 25-27, 34117 Kassel
Tags: Kassel, Museum, Sepulchral


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