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Museum Funf Kontinente

Maximilianstr. 42, 80538 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 210136100
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Interesting and family friendly museum

We visited on a Saturday morning and spent approximately 90 minutes touring the museum. We saw... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
lisa_slab
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Small museum with temporary exhibits

I paid 6 euros to see a small exhibition of photographs on the Cambodian genocide. The main... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
mrsirin
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The Museum Fünf Kontinente (Five Continents Museum), formerly known as the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, was founded in 1862 as the first ethnological museum in Germany. The collection of artefacts of everyday life, ritual objects and works of art which are preserved and continually expanded here reflect humanity's cultural diversity. They build bridges from the past to the present day and open doors to other ways of life and viewpoints. The Museum offers access to the cultural riches of the earth's peoples in a way which is unique with Munich's brand range of museums. Based on our collections, we display the commonalities and differences of civilisations from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Oceania, the Orient and Europe. We invite children and adults to become acquainted with a variety of civilizations and the people who shaped them. We encourage visitors to consider what may seem to be "strange" modes of thought, to reflect on points of view and to take away inspirations and new ideas for their own lives.
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Dec 4, 2017
“Interesting and family friendly museum”
Sep 11, 2017
“Small museum with temporary exhibits”
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Maximilianstr. 42, 80538 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday morning and spent approximately 90 minutes touring the museum. We saw different cultures from all around the world. It was lovely to get such an in depth insight into other parts of the world. The museum is for all ages!

Thank lisa_slab
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

I paid 6 euros to see a small exhibition of photographs on the Cambodian genocide. The main building had two other exhibits, a cafe, and clean restrooms.

1  Thank mrsirin
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

It's obvious where personal travel and passion come into play at this museum--in the Myanmar exhibit. There's a great story told here that's lacking in the other exhibits. A few contain some cultural context, but most of the others just display items as curiosities or...More

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

If you've already been to the other large museums that cover this subject (I.e. British Museum, Quai-Branly, the Berlin one in Dahlem and the Met in NYC) then chances are you won't find this particularly educational in terms of scope. Some interesting pieces here nonetheless...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Such a poor exhibition and so expensive for what it is. I travel lots and I go to museums all over the world but this one I won't come back. There's better things to do in Munich if you want to learn... Even a beer...More

Thank Hugo E
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We just went to see the Myanmar exhibition, which is a comprehensive illustration of the cultural diversity, life and spirituality of Burmese societies. Aspects not so well known outside Myanmar are well represented, for example the Naga cultures, the Buddhist ceremonies for boys and girls,...More

Thank Dr Hermann Jose... T
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

The collection is rather boring and so is the presentation. They did make an effort with Myanmar, it was the only section I found interesting. Probably worth visiting if you have already seen all the must-see museums and the weather is not so good.

Thank Olga K
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

There are objects from pre-Colombian South America, native North Americans, Africa, Oceania, Islam and Asia. The pre-Colombian collection while not massive is very good. A highlight is the Buddha Hall with the guardian lions and warrior statues. They had an exhibition on Burma while I...More

Thank Gerard_S77
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

The name of the museum in English is Museum Five Continents. As a history major and frequent visitor at many ethnographical museums I was thoroughly impressed by MFK. Their collection is rich for a museum of it's size. It's definitely not the largest well known...More

1  Thank shdkothniel
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

I went because it was close by and i needed to kill and hour of time. I went in expecting to see just ok stuff and nothing to write home about. Instead I really liked it and thought the SE Asia exhibit was terrific and...More

Thank SFjoe
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