Landesmuseum Mainz

Mainz, Germany

The Landesmuseum Mainz, or Mainz State Museum, is a museum of art and history in Mainz, Germany. In March 2010 it reopened in full after an extensive renovation.

The museum has its roots in a painting collection donated by Napoleon and Chaptal to the city of Mainz in 1803. It moved into its current location, in the former electoral stables, in 1937, by which time it had grown significantly. It received its present name in 1986, and was renovated and modernised from 2004 to 2010.

The Pre-Historic and Roman Departments include antiquities from the Mainz area like a Venus-like statue from 23,000 BC, stone axes from the Late Stone Age, Roman stone memorials, a 1st-century Roman Jupiter Column and a 3rd-century Roman arch. Near-Eastern finds include medieval icons, Byzantine art and Egyptian relics.

The museum also hosts Renaissance artworks, and Baroque collection of 17th- and 18th-century paintings, sculptures, furniture and porcelain from Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy.



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Founded: 1803
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: German Mediatization & French Revolution (Germany)


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Emily Fallica (15 months ago)
This is the most important museum in Mainz. It is well maintained and also inside there is a very cozy cafe and the coffee is very good. ☕?
JKnitsinDC (15 months ago)
Mainz has a long varied history and I appreciated the story this museum tells. Definitely worth a visit.
Laura W (16 months ago)
Great place to spend a few hours.
Ian Burton (16 months ago)
Nice modern museum very good collection of artifacts although not everything was translated into English but this didn't put us off and was an enjoyable afternoon
Eric Ackles (2 years ago)
Great history of Mainz and the surrounding area. Great historic articles and artifacts.
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