Museum of Work
TRUDE – The world’s biggest tunnel boring machine
TRUDE is probably the biggest and hungriest lady in Hamburg. In around 2 ½ years she chewed her way under the Elbe River, digging the fourth bore of the Elbe Tunnel in the process. On her way from Waltershof to Othmarschen, a distance of 2,560 meters, she moved approximately 400, 000 cubic meters of soil.
The Printing Trade
The museum’s Printing Trade section is located on the first floor; this section looks at letterpress printing, the gradual mechanisation of the industry and its end. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of printing with movable type, a process that is over five hundred years old.
Working in a Merchant’s Office
During the Industrial Age, overseas trade in Hamburg experienced an immense boom, as the factories of the 19th and 20th centuries depended increasingly on raw materials that had to be imported from distant countries and continents.
New-York Hamburger Gummi-Waren
This journey ends with industrial rubber processing, which is illustrated here with the history of the rubber company New York Hamburger Gummi-Waaren Compagnie (NYH). This part of the exhibition is housed in three rooms located on the three floors at the front of the factory.
Lost Property: Workspace
In the rear courtyard of a middle-class residential house in the Hohenfelde district of Hamburg, the Carl Wild metal goods factory was producing all kinds of pins, medals, brooches and badges for almost 90 years. A glass cabinet gives some surprising insights into the reconstructed workshop and exemplifies the technical and social conditions, strains and hazards.
ABC of Work
This 400-square-meter section examines the history of work in Hamburg since the Industrial Age using the products of work, clothing, tools, machinery, oral and written memoirs and photographs.
Objects and Documents – Everyday Life in the Industrial Age
The exhibition “Objects and Documents – Everyday Life in the Industrial Age” uses a collection of items to provide an introduction to the overall subject of the museum: the changes that occurred in working and living conditions during the Industrial Age.
8,50 € for adults
6 € 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.
Guided tours: ticket plus 2 €
Free admission for children and young people under 18, members of the press, carers accompanying a disabled visitor, members of the Deutsches Museumsbund, members of the foundation council and the board of trustees of SHMH, board members and foundation 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
Museum der Arbeit
directly opposite Barmbek U/S-Bahn station
Tel. +49 (0) 40 428 133 0
By S-/U-Bahn: U3 and S1, S11 to Barmbek. The museum is located directly opposite the station.
Eat & drink
The factory café offers a small, changing lunch every day. In addition: delicious salads, with a small selection of antipasti, grilled paninis, changing cakes and tarts or desserts. And an espresso or cappuccino - is there a better way to spend a break?
In the museum shop you can by a wide range of attractive items, including many that tie into the current exhibitions, ranging from books to postcards, decorative pins and enamel signs.
The museum shop is located on the ground floor of the main exhibition building.
Port Museum Hamburg
The Port Museum Hamburg is located in the free port on the last remaining ensemble of quay sheds being today under preservation order. The structure of the quay was built 100 year ago and once ensured the optimal handling of goods between the ship moored to the quay and the traffic on land.
Warehouse District Museum
Since UNESCO inscribed the Speicherstadt or Warehouse District, together with the Chilehaus and the Kontorhaus District, in the list of World Heritage Sites in July 2015, there has been growing public awareness of the world’s largest historical warehouse complex on an international level. The Speicherstadtmuseum – Warehouse District Museum – provides visitors from all over the world with an insight into this extraordinary district and its history.