FAQs

MAY I TAKE PICTURES OF THE MUSEUM AND THE EXHIBITED OBJECTS?

The museum generally permits photography in the exhibition rooms.
Please note:

  • Photos must be taken without flash and without aids such as tripods and selfie sticks. Selfie sticks can, however, be used on the meadow in front of Johannisplatz.
  • Photos may only be used for private purposes. We would like to point out that publication on the internet and social media does not constitute private use and that copyrights may be infringed.
  • This mainly concerns the contemporary pieces: it is possible that the artists or their heirs still have rights on the picture utilization. The museum is not liable for any claims if copyrighted images of objects are published or distributed on the internet.
  • In general, care should be taken when taking photographs (especially selfies) to ensure that no objects in the museum are damaged.

MAY I TAKE MY DOG WITH ME TO THE MUSEUM?

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed unless they are guide dogs.

 

DOES THE MUSEUM HAVE WIFI?

In public areas (such as the hall) there is free access to the city WiFi.

 

I HAVE A SPECIAL OBJECT IN MY COLLECTION OR INHERITED IT. WHERE CAN I FIND OUT IF IT IS WORTH SOMETHING?

Twice a year (March and September) we hold the event "Trödel oder Kostbarkeit", where our experts examine your treasures.

 

I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THE GRASSI MUSEUM WAS JUST ONE MUSEUM?

The Grassimuseum is just the name of the building and more like a museum quarter with three museums from different sponsors under one roof: The Museum of Applied Arts (which belongs to the City of Leipzig), the Museum of Ethnology (which belongs to the Dresden State Art Collections) and the Musical Instruments Museum of the University of Leipzig.

 

WHAT DOES "APPLIED ARTS" ACTUALLY MEAN?

In contrast to "fine arts", which depict reality, "applied arts" means items and objects that are being used for a certain purpose. These art objects range from artfully carved chests of drawers from the Renaissance to decorated silver cutlery from Art Nouveau to modern technological devices that are designed to be user-friendly.

 

IS THERE A DAY WHEN ADMISSION IS FREE?

Admission is always free on the first Wednesday of the month, even if it falls on a public holiday.

For children under 18 the admission ist always free.

I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT THE MUSEUM WITH MY CLASS/STUDENTS. HOW MUCH DOES ADMISSION COST?

Admission for students with teaching staff is free of charge if it is part of the syllabus.

 

I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE AWAY A GIFT CARD FOR ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM, IS THAT POSSIBLE?

Yes, the gift cards are available at the museum’s ticket office.