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Archaeologisches Museum

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Address: Karmelitergasse 1, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: +49 69 21235896
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Rather small but nice exhibition

The exhibition is rather small, but still interesting. There are some neolithic artefacts and then of course some celtic, germanic and roman ones. Plus there is a small collection... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
Anna S
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The exhibition is rather small, but still interesting. There are some neolithic artefacts and then of course some celtic, germanic and roman ones. Plus there is a small collection of ancient greek and roman ceramics. And a small museum shop with some really interesting items (books, replicas).

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The museum is well organized and the audio guide is very helpful. Some pieces come from the Tigris/Euphrates, others are Etruscan and Roman. The exhibits depict the Stone Age, Bronze and Iron Age, as well as Roman settlements in the Frankfurt area.

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Cambridge U.K.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

The building is a beautifully restored Carmelite monastery, and it has a very good collection of artifacts (Roman, near eastern, Iron age German etc). All the guides available were in German. All the exhibit descriptions were only in German. We speak German, so we spent longer in the museum than we might have done, although we left earlier than we... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

The Archäologisches Museum is a small museum conveniently located a few blocks from the Dom and is housed in a former Carmelite Monastery, It features artifacts as far back as the Paleolithic and Neolithic, many found in or near the city of Frankfurt. It is a comfortable museum, not overwhelming in size, yet with a varied collection. If you like... More 

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Tulsa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

The archaeological museum provides wonderful insight into humans from prehistory through medieval times. Everything was fascinating, but my son and I particularly enjoyed the large number of Roman artifacts -- weapons, coins, eating utensils, and building fragments. Written descriptions on the exhibits are in German, which was frustrating at times, but it was still an excellent experience.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Frankfurt's archeological museum is situated in the strict city centre, close to the Main river, so it's easily accesible and very worth your time. It traces the history of the Frankfurt region from the very pre-historic beginnings to Medieval times. There are a lot of archeological artifacts and their use is well explained. There are maps, model houses etc. The... More 

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Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

The museum exhibits are in the former (rebuilt) Carmelite church and a modern building to its side. The labelling is all in German, but if you have a reasonable knowledge of northern European archaeology you'll recognise a really good display of artefacts from the Bronze Age onwards, with many items very similar to those found in the UK. The items... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We just returned from a visit to the Archaeology Museum on a rainy afternoon in Frankfurt. We had a pleasant time there but it not special. We liked the Greek and Etruscan vase room alot and found the Cloister building itself interesting. If you do not speak German, rent the Audio guide for 2 Euros. It will add to your... More 

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the highlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

like other reviewers have mentioned the staff at this museum are not the friendliest, following you around watching all the time, snapping at you if you want to take a photo. its a nice building but the contents are not the best ive seen.

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Frankfurt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

The Archeology museum is a good one, but does lack English translations for all of the exhibits. Not ideal for tourists and probably why it is so empty all the time. Dislike having the staff follow you around as though everyone is a thief. They also don't seem to be familiar with their exhibits. If you like Roman or Celtic... More 

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