Jenisch House

The neoclassical country house built by Hamburg Senator Martin Johan Jenisch 1831 – 34, stands in its own extensive park next to the Elbe and, with much of its original interior intact, it gives us a vivid impression of the grand lives led by well-to-do Hanseatic merchants in the middle of the 19th century. The upper floors are now used for special exhibitions, mostly covering art or architecture from the early 19th century or about the relationship between landscape design and architecture.


Dear visitors,

our museum is currently closed for safety reasons concerning the pandemic. We are happy to welcome you to experience our digital content here. (German only)

Stay safe, stay healthy!

What's on

Opening hours

Welcome to the Jenisch House!

Monday 11.00 - 18.00

Tuesday closed 

Wednesday - Sunday 11.00 - 18.00




We are open!

We are happy to reopen our museums and ask you to follow our guidelines for protection against SARS-CoV-2. You are allowed to visit our exhibitions as there is plenty of space to keep the distance. Unfortunately we cannot offer guided tours or other events in our museums. 

Permanent exhibitions

Opening hours

Monday 11 – 18

Tuesday closed

Wednesday – Sunday 11 – 18

Public holidays

The museum is closed on 24th / 25th December, 31st December and 1st January; on all other public holidays the Altonaer Museum is open from 10.00 – 18.00.


The Jenisch House is only partially accessible to wheelchair users. The toilets are located in the basement and can only be reached by stairs.


7 € for adults

5 € for groups of more than 10

5 € for vocational college students over 18, students under 30, apprentices and trainees, job seekers, social security recipients, young people doing voluntary work in their gap year.

Free admission

Free admission for children and younger people under 18, members of the press, carers accompanying a disabled visitor, members of the Deutscher Museumsbund, member of council members of the state museums, ICOM, BVGD, members of the Friends of the SHMH, members of the Verein für Hamburgische Geschichte, BBK, Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker.


Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg
Jenisch Haus
Baron-Voght-Straße 50
22609 Hamburg

040 82 87 90

Getting here

By public transport (HVV)

S-Bahn to Klein Flottbek or Bus 39 and 286 (to Fähre Teufelsbrück)

Getting here

By public transport (HVV)

S-Bahn to Klein Flottbek or Bus 39 and 286 (to Fähre Teufelsbrück)

Our Services

Eat & drink


The Jenisch Haus Museum Café is located in Senator Martin Johann Jenisch’s former billiard room on the ground floor of the Jenisch Haus. The café is also open to people who are not visiting the museum itself, and there is no entry fee. The menu includes coffee and cake, quiche, soups, and a selection of good wines. When the weather is good, you can sit outside to enjoy your refreshments.

Opening hours

Monday 11.00 - 17.00

Tuesday closed

Wednesday - Sunday 11.00 - 17.00



On the ground floor of the Jenisch Haus, and right next to the ticket office, there is a bookshop. This is where you can buy catalogues, exhibition publications, posters and postcards. The bookshop is also home to a small specialist bookshop, where you will find a comprehensive range of publications about horticulture, garden design and architectural history.


For more information about the bookshop and the programme please contact Ute Mohr / Elke Sambewski

040 828 790