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50th Anniversary

Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary!

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Press kit & pictures

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Magazine "Schneekugel"


Dr. Ina Hartwig, Deputy Mayor in charge of Culture
"Frankfurt is rich in sites of cultural education for children and young people. But a separate cultural space, a 'museum' for children, distinguishes Frankfurt from many other cities. The Junges Museum Frankfurt is this cultural space, and it is unique. The Junges Museum was opened as a children's museum 50 years ago. That was an innovation at the time and is today still by no means a matter to be taken for granted. I congratulate the museum team, the Historical Museum as the supporting institution, the city of Frankfurt, and of course the children living here, who benefit from the cultural venue designed especially for them."

Stadträtin Dr. Ina Hartwig (SPD), Dezernentin für Kultur und Wissenschaft

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You were the first! We all have great memories of the stimulating meetings with you, the guided tours through exhibitions made especially for children, the heated debates about the right strategies for children's museums, the encouragement that came from your concrete work. When many new initiatives became institutions in their own right, you promoted the founding of a national association, on whose board Susanne Gesser was active for many years. She is currently involved in the international association of children's museums and is our link to this organization. Thank you - and all the best for the next 50 years!

Yvonne Petrina, Margot Reinig, Jan Kupetz, Phillipp Sulzer
Board of the Federal Association of Children's and Youth Museums


Mag. Jörg Ehtreiber, President Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums, Director FRida & freD - Children's Museum Graz

"Europe's oldest children's museum impressively demonstrates how cultural participation can succeed by treating children as equal partners. With its playful and interactive exhibitions, the team has been setting new standards for cultural education for decades. The unique combination of children's exhibitions on historical topics, historical play spaces, workshops and family stations in the Historical Museum inspires colleagues at home and abroad. Happy Birthday Junges Museum Frankfurt!"



kids takeover day

Tuesday, 19 July 10 am -2 pm
Kids Takeover Day
Frankfurt school kids are taking over the normal museum madness today! Their jobs are many and varied: as guides, they lead visitors through the museum, greet visitors at the reception desk, take over the social media accounts and become museum director for a day. Along the way, they manage a press conference, celebrate an exhibition opening, and experience what else a day at the museum can entail. In addition to school classes, individual visitors are also welcome to get to know the museum's new team!

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25- 30 October 2022, daily 11 am - 6 pm
Anniversary week for families and groups
The Junges Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary with a gift to all young Frankfurt residents: A week of festive activities during the autumn holidays! Many workshops are open in the mornings and afternoons for groups and individual visitors, guides tours through the exhibitions on the history of the city are available, and the museum can also be explored independently.
Admission free, registration required for groups.

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Monday, 7 November, 5.30 pm
Ceremony with reception
No anniversary is complete without an official reception. It will take place on November 7th in the Kaisersaal at the Römer - after all, a 50th birthday can only be celebrated once! To make sure that everything is not too formal, the Junges Museum will invite five young visitors - or past visitors of the museum - and their companions.
The tickets will be raffled off via the museum's social media channels.


More information in German: 
über das Kindermuseum/Junge Museum gibt es in der Publikation CURA von 2018.
Oder hier im Führer durch das Historische Museum