As Germany's largest municipal museum, the Münchner Stadtmuseum possesses a huge number of artifacts and specimens. They are divided into eight collections, all housed under one roof: Applied Arts, Graphics/Painting, Advertising Art, Photography, Fashion/Textiles/Costume Library, Urban Culture, Music, and Puppet Theater / Fairground Attractions. We can only display a fraction of these holdings in our Permanent and Special Exhibitions at one time. Naturally, we often receive loan requests from other museums and galleries both at home and abroad. Please find below details of just some of our items currently on loan and display elsewhere.


Currently on loan

Paragons Afterimages. Photographs from the Berlin University of the Arts 1850-1930

November 26, 2020 to April 5, 2021
Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

As a second exhibition venue, the Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is presenting "Paragons. Afterimages – The Berlin University of the Arts photographic teaching collection 1850-1930 ". This exhibition was mounted by the Münchner Stadtmuseum’s Photography Collection in collaboration with the Berlin University of the Arts. Photographs served as “models” or “paragons” in the art academies and schools of applied art of the 19th and early 20th centuries. This collection, containing approximately 25,000 individual photographic prints made by Karl Blossfeldt, Adolphe Braun, Albert Renger Patzsch, Gustave le Gray or Carleton Watkins, is unique in Germany. "Paragons. Afterimages" offers a first-ever opportunity to enjoy the selection of more than 250 seminal images.

The Sound of Disney

August 7, 2020 to January 10, 2021
DFF ─ Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main

"The Sound of Disney" DFF exhibition investigates the sonic world of the Disney classics. It explores the use of music, sound, and dialogue in both the original and in many of the dubbed versions of these movies. It ranges from his short Micky Mouse cartoons and popular "Silly Symphonies" series of the 1920s and 1930s to the feature-length masterpieces created later in Walt Disney’s lifetime (1901-1966) such as SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (US 1937) to THE JUNGLE BOOK (US 1967).

The main exhibition features a display from the Münchner Stadtmuseum’s Puppet Theater/Fairground Attraction collection. The Museum was the final venue of "How Walt Disney Animation Is Made", an exhibition which toured Europe between 1959 and 1963. This extraordinary collection was assembled by Walt Disney himself, a few years before his death. Last shown here in 2008/09 under the title "Walt Disney: the Münchner Stadtmuseum Collection"., it includes production sketches, character studies, animation cels and background designs from several well-known Walt Disney productions, as well as photographs of some of their makers. The exhibition also features loans from the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the American Heritage Center, together with items from the DFF’s established collections and some more recent acquisitions.

Plan Your Visit

Opening hours

The Münchner Stadtmuseum is closed until further notice.

Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month selected exhibitions at the Münchner Stadtmuseum are open until 8 pm

Munich Film Museum Screenings
Tuesday – Sunday 8 pm
Screening times may change if the film exceeds standard duration

Getting here

S/U-Bahn station: Marienplatz
U-Bahn station: Sendlinger Tor
Bus 52/62 stop: St.-Jakobs-Platz


St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 München
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