The museum for communication explores the fascinating history of communication practices throughout the centuries. In the permanent exhibition, Media Telling History, everything from Babylonian clay tablets to original telegraphs of the Titanic, to developments in the new media sector, are presented to the museum’s audience in an accessible manner. The museum for communication successfully draws a link between the past and the present and this is shown through its exhibitions that have ranged from communication practices during World War II to the pitfalls of modern media. The building is equally a combination of tradition and modernity with its original villa and its impressive modern architectural complex.
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm
Schaumainkai 53, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, +49 069 60 60 0
The German film museum in Frankfurt was created to present the past and present of the diverse medium of film. This is achieved by a combination of permanent and temporary exhibitions in the museum space, as well as special screenings in its own cinema. The museum’s permanent exhibition, Filmic Vision, invites visitors to explore the workings of cinematic perception, with a special dedication to light effects and optical illusions. Another example of an exhibition is one dedicated to a very timely topic, that is, the interaction of film and games over the last 15 years. The aim of this exhibition is to present games as a valuable asset in the culture of the 21st century.
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, Wed 10am-8pm
Schaumainkai 41, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, +49 069 961 220 220
Senckenberg natural history museum, one of the largest natural history museums in the whole of Germany, not only exhibits extraordinary historical artefacts but also actively engages in new scientific findings in the fields of biology, palaeontology, and geology. The museum focuses on a multitude of topics, such as the solar system, the history of life on earth, and the evolution of humans, plants and animals. One section of the exhibition is also dedicated to the exploration of dinosaurs and the UNESCO world heritage site, Grube Messel, which is examined in great detail at the Senckenberg Naturmuseum.
Opening hours: Mon-Tue 9am-5pm, Wed 9am-8pm, Thurs-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm
Senckenberganlage 25, Frankfur am Maint, Germany, +49 69 75420