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Grassimuseum

Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 2229100
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Three museums in one!

This beautiful museum is actually three museums : the Museum of Ethnography, the Museum of Musical... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Angela C
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London, United Kingdom
Nice place

Only saw the Jugendstil collection, which is superb, and the Ethnological, which is the best of its... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
jonathan s
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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The Grassimuseum, an impressive building complex in Art-Deco style, houses three museums of domestic and international significance: the Museum of Applied Arts, the Museum of Ethnology and the Museum of Music instruments. At the center of attraction in the three museums are their respective new feature of permanent exhibitions and alternating special exhibitions.
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Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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"musical instruments"
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"ethnographic museum"
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"art nouveau"
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"sound lab"
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"without flash"
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"impressive collection"
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"exhibits"
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"jugendstil"
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"pottery"
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This beautiful museum is actually three museums : the Museum of Ethnography, the Museum of Musical Instruments and the Museum of Applied Arts. A fabulous collection of varied objects. The museum is named after its benefactor, Franz Dominic Grassi, a Leipzig businessman ( 1801-1880) who...More

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Only saw the Jugendstil collection, which is superb, and the Ethnological, which is the best of its type, compared with, say, the Pitt Rivers in Oxford. Very good Ainu items from Japan and nice Chinese porcelain. The Johannisfriedhof behind the complex is atmospheric and contains...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Grassi is a museum complex consisting of three collections. The museum for musical instruments is unique. The evolution of not only instruments but also the music script and surrounding art ist displayed in a very neat and interesting manner. the only problem was that the...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

A bit out of the center but definitely worth the minor effort to get there -- trams and buses make it easy. The Ethnographic Museum -- concentrating on Asia and the Pacific Islands is certainly among the best and best organised we've every seen. True...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

There are audio guides available, but since we were in a group, we thought being on headsets would be a little isolating. We did the musical instruments, ethnography, and the tattos and piercing exhibits. All well stocked with things to look at.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This museum is three museums in one. We decided to buy a combination ticket for all three - big mistake! We spent over four hours going around the museum most of it spent in the ethnology and applied arts parts of the museum, by the...More

2  Thank Tina B
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I got an audio guide in English which is really good but some of the numbers on the exhibits were missing! As the museum was really quiet it sort of added to the fun trying to find the correct exibit for the commentary!. I ended...More

1  Thank Elaine L
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

There are three separate collections within the museum; Musical Instruments, Applied Arts and Ethnology. Applied arts covers everything from antiquity to the present day. It also moves between Europe and Asia. It has a small collection of antiquities, the collection really kicks off during the...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a huge museum. We only saw the applied arts section. The treasures in there are superb. You see examples of the most exquisite craft work and silver smithing. Unfortunately photography is forbidden, even without flash which is a shame as the collection of...More

Thank Eva Julia T
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

The museum is full of wonderful musical instruments from the Renaissance to Modern times.Some even make you wonder how they were ever played.

Thank cookebach
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Emily R
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Response from Ulrike P | Property representative |
Hello Emily, it depends on which museum you want to visit. The Grassimuseum houses three museums: Museum of Applied Arts (permanent exhibition: 2-3 hours, special exhibition: 1-2 hours), Museum of Music instruments. (1-2... More
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