Bavarian National Museum, Munich

4.3
#15 of 54 in Museums in Munich
Bavarian National Museum features a collection of decorative art, with strong representations from the medieval to early modern periods. The collection is split into two groups: folklore and historical art. Keep an eye out for the carved ivory, textiles, glass painting, and tapestry pieces, which are popular with visiting art enthusiasts. English isn't often offered in descriptions, so hire a tour guide if you'd like detailed information. Use our Munich day trip planner to add Bavarian National Museum and other attractions to your Munich vacation plans.
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  • Interesting and very diverse exposures. Children from the age of 8 will also be interested (presented board games in a graceful performance, chivalrous armor, design of women's dress, etc.). A visit is enough 1.5-2 hours.
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  • The Bavarian National Museum is a large and rich museum of decorative and applied art (mostly). Furniture, porcelain and other ceramics and much, much more. There is a department of medieval sculpture (mostly fragments of architectural structures), there are knight's armor and weapons. The department of rural life is quite interesting. The interiors of rural houses from different parts of Bavaria have been reconstructed here. But the most interesting section is the collection of Nativity nativity scenes! Some of them represent real dioramas, made with the highest skill. Modern modelists have a lot to learn!
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  • I liked: A very big collection with lots of interesting objects. The premises are interesting too. Did not like: The museum felt museologically antiquated: 95% of the texts were only in German, written on plaques next to the objects. The visit seemed to proceed chronologically, but there were no contextualizing signs/texts in the rooms. The visitor has to read about every object one by one. I you want to learn generally about the history of Bavaria, you will hardly learn it here. Maybe with audioguide the visit would have been better.
  • This museum is worth to visit if you like the beautiful art from the past. They have many collections of statue, ceramic, drawers, art made from ivory, etc.
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