Welcome to the Museum of Communication Nuremberg
Discover the world of communication
Join us on a journey of discovery and find out how human communication functions, how we acquire the knowledge required to communicate and how technological developments – from the telephone, television and photography to logistics – help us to communicate. Thinking together about communication and its success or failure in the personal or societal environment helps us to develop questions and find exciting answers.
On tours, in workshops and in discussions with experts, we invite you to enter into conversation with us, expand your knowledge and learn new skills. We would also like to have conversations with you at events about subjects such as data privacy or skills development around children’s media use. Our visitors are diverse – from day care groups and families to silver surfers – and the spectrum of our programs and services is just as multi-faceted. We would be pleased to flexibly adapt our programs and services to your needs. Simply contact us to start the conversation.
We pay special attention to digital communication. In that area, we have created many offers that expand the museum into the virtual space or augment the museum’s reality. We are happy to invite you to visit our Digital Museum, where you can browse through our collection databases or explore the grave of the ancient Egyptian artisan Sennedjem from the comfort of your home.
Since 1995, we have been part of the Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunications (MSPT) together with the Museums of Communication in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main and the Archive for Philately. The foundation is sponsored by Deutsche Post and Deutsche Telekom.
Plan your visit
Visit and Corona
All corona restrictions are lifted. We continue to ask our visitors to keep their distance.
Tuesday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10 am to 6 pm
Family ticket (2 adults up to 4 children): €18
Reduced admission: €7
Children, youths (6 – 17 years): €5
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
All tickets are also valid for the DB Museum in the same building.
Adults: €33, reduced €25
Children & youths (6 to 17 years): €13
Children under 14 years only if accompanied by an adult
Family ticket: €60
All tickets are also valid for the DB Museum in the same building.
Pensioners, retirees, severely disabled persons, schoolchildren, students, trainees, persons doing military service, groups of 10 or more, Post/Telekom employees, DGPT members, DB/BSW employees and persons with a VGN/DB ticket or Bayern-Ticket with the date of the visit are entitled to reduced admission.
Free admission for Nuremberg Pass holders.
Open: Epiphany, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, Corpus Christi, 3 October, Boxing Day.
Closed on 24, 25, 31 December, 1 January, Good Friday, 1 May
With or without disabilities and regardless of your individual abilities, we would like you to have a pleasant, interesting visit to our museum. That is why we have compiled some information on accessibility for you here.
Severely disabled persons are entitled to a reduced admission fee: one ticket costs €7.
Parking and Access to the Museum
Four parking spaces for disabled persons are located on Sandstraße, directly next to the front steps. Visitors with restricted mobility and visitors with wheelchairs or baby carriages can enter the museum stepless through the Lessinghof courtyard, which can be entered from the Lessingstraße between building numbers 4 and 6.
In the Museum
Visitors with restricted mobility can move freely through most of the building. The exhibition rooms on the second floor can be accessed via elevator. A few rooms are only accessible by steps: the gallery in the small temporary exhibition room, conference room 2, and the large workshop room in the Education & Knowledge-Sharing department on the third floor. Visitors who have difficulty walking can borrow the two wheelchairs located at the museum ticket counter. The wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the ground floor.
Programs in Education & Outreach
All of the programs supervised by museum educators are interactive, rely on a variety of methods and are adapted to the capabilities of the participants. We pay close attention to speaking understandably, organize units in which the participants sit, provide objects that can be touched, enjoy working with sign language interpreters and share digital knowledge on smartphones or tablets.
Communication is diverse and can be successful even without hearing, seeing or writing. That is why in the Sound, Images and Writing departments, we show alternative options such as the finger alphabet and German sign language or touch models and Braille, and hold courses for people who cannot read or write, as well as literacy courses.
How to reach us / Contact
Museum of Communication Nuremberg
Telephone +49 (0911) 230 88 0
Fax +49 (0911) 230 88 96
Parking Spaces, Parking Garage and Bus Parking Lot
There are parking spaces around the building. We recommend the parking garage at the theatre, a 2-minute walk away.
There are handicapped parking spaces near the Sandstraße entrance.
Public transport (VGN)
Underground lines U2, U3: Opernhaus stop (approx. 100 metres away)
From hieroglyphics to telephony and on to the Internet: research the basis of human communication in our permanent exhibition or find inspiration when visiting our temporary exhibitions. They focus on current issues or take an in-depth look at single subjects.
22 February 2024 until 12 January 2025
From the Curse of Pharaoh to Hate Speech
We all do it every day or at least occasionally: swearing and cursing. Curses and expletives have existed in all the world‘s languages since the dawn of time. The exhibition “Potz! Blitz! From the Curse of Pharaoh to Hate Speech“ explores this linguistic phenomenon in an entertaining way. Curator Dr. Rolf-Bernhard Essig, who conceived and curated the show, asks about the origins of cursing and swearing in magic, history and religion.
The exhibition draws a wide arc from the Bible to letters of invective to Internet trolls and hate speech in the present. A motive for using curses and invective is the desire to break linguistic taboos. The phenomenon of defending against curses, for example by wearing amulets or by legal sanctions such as curse bans, also plays a role. The topic of curses is present in very many areas of everyday human life, including politics, gender relations, driving a car, or in the soccer stadium. Historical objects, media stations and hands-on activities show that swearing and cursing are constant and living elements of all human communication.
The exhibition is a joint project of the Museums of Communication in Frankfurt and Nuremberg.
Education and Outreach
What stories do hieroglyphics tell? How did people travel with the stagecoach? Where is the artificial intelligence in smartphones? In our tours and workshops, we combine information with dialog and action – adapted to your wishes and interests.
Be it a hands-on workshop, public tour or smartphone course please contact us about our programs in English or other foreign languages.