Permanent Exhibitions


Permanent Exhibition: Music

The "Municipal Musical Instrument Collection" (now "Music Collection") dates back to 1940. It evolved from the private collection of Georg Neuner from Munich (1904-1962), whose notion of a "sound museum" still sums up the exhibit today. For almost fifty years it has now been housed on the fourth floor of the Münchner Stadtmuseum.


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National Socialism in Munich

The exhibition presents Munich as the launchpad for the National Socialist movement and the home of Party headquarters. Further themes include the city's art and festivals, and the way they were harnessed to make the Nazi regime more palatable to the public, and the city's role as a media location and a venue for arms manufacturing. Munich as a center of persecution and resistance is another focus.


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Permanent Exhibition: Puppet Theater / Fairground Attractions

First opened in 1984, the Puppet Theater and Fairground Attractions permanent exhibition can be found on the third floor of the Münchner Stadtmuseum. In an area extending over 20,000 square feet, it presents an attractive cross-section of the collection of the same name, the majority of which is kept in storage. Clearly organized by theme, the exhibition invites visitors on a tour of the history of puppetry since the 19th century.


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Typically Munich!

In five sections covering different eras, the exhibition presents the phenomena that epitomize Munich, exploring how long they have been viewed as typical, and above all why they are inextricably associated with the city.


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