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Address: Am Sandtorkai 34 | Speicherstadt, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 40 367989
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

On 350 m² we show more than 900 exhibits originated from the last 5...

On 350 m² we show more than 900 exhibits originated from the last 5 centuries.

They give you details about the different possibilities of application and processing of raw spices.

Moreover, there are approx. 50 kinds of raw spices you can smell, touch or even taste, if you like.

The spices are partly exposed in original packing (sacks or chests) as they come from the different countries of origin, or on plates.

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Small musuem bit dated but you can smell the spices. Not much info on English. Nice to see old grinding machines and be in old warehouse. Shop on same floor has great... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small musuem bit dated but you can smell the spices. Not much info on English. Nice to see old grinding machines and be in old warehouse. Shop on same floor has great selection of spices and teas too. Not sure if they are connected.

Thank Wraxall_Travellers
Burgdorf, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awful museum. It's dusty, the staff is unfriendly to the max, the exhibits are old and cheap. Total waste of money. BUT there is an amazing spice shop next door, that has nothing to do with the museum and it is exactly the journey through the world of spices that the museum is supposed to offer. Go there!

Thank martina_libi
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Small and interesting museum for those spices and exotic smells. A bit amateurish but a very good start since it is the first of its kind.

Thank ioannis85
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Oh, this place is so great! It's a spice museum! You can find plenty of information about spices, their origins, their usage and how there were and are imported. The space is actually in the Speicherstadt, the largest warehouse district in the world, located right in the port of Hamburg. The museum itself is in a warehouse that used to... More 

Thank Shinylifeforme
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Really not worth €5 entry. This can not be classified as a museum - it is more like an old store cupboard with really old displays. The spice shop opposite is far better, the employee much more helpful and the spices are fresh! Give the museum a miss but if you are in the area visit the spice shop.....

Thank matdro
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Interesting little place. On entry you also get a free pack of black pepper, which was nice but unexpected! Very few of the labels are in English though.

Thank HodgesPW
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went here expecting an array of spices and history. First of all, the museum is very small. It's only one room, and although you can touch and smell the spices, we were done in about 15 minutes. If you are unable to read German, then really don't bother going, as all the signs and displays are in German only.... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My daughter found this unique little museum while I was visiting with her. It is in one of the warehouse buildings in the historic Speicherstadt district of the harbor. The museum is on the second floor of the building. There are no elevators so it is not accessible to persons in wheelchairs, walkers, or persons with walking difficulties. The museum... More 

Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

This small museum is advertised here, there and everywhere so you think it must be the place to visit but really it's quite run of the mill. Cost 5 euros to enter for which the ticket received is a 20g packet of black peppercorns. Despite the advertising they cater little for non German speakers. A few of the exhibits are... More 

Thank Abrams
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I was very disappointed by this small museum. Many of the exhibits were so old that they had no significant aroma left.

Thank GermanyTraveller54

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