St. Anne's Museum Quarter

Lübeck, Germany

St. Anne's Museum Quarter was previously an Augustinian nunnery, St. Anne's Priory. Since 1915 it has housed St. Anne's Museum, one of Lübeck's museums of art and cultural history containing Germany's largest collection of medieval sculpture and altar-pieces, including the famous altars by Hans Memling (formerly at Lübeck Cathedral), Bernt Notke, Hermen Rode, Jacob van Utrecht and Benedikt Dreyer.

These are exhibited on the building's first a museum and art exhibition hall located near St. Giles Church and next to the synagogue in the south-east of the city of Lübeck, Germany.

On the building's second floor is exhibited a large collection of home decor items and interiors of different periods, showing how the area's citizens lived from medieval times up to the 1800s.

A modern addition houses special exhibits. The museum is part of the Lübeck UNESCO World Heritage site.

St. Anne's Priory and the associated church, which was constructed rather quickly due to lack of space, were built 1502–1515 in late Brick Gothic style. The monastery was used mainly for the accommodation of unmarried women who were citizens in Lübeck.



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Founded: 1915
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)


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Gajanan Thirumoolanathan (7 months ago)
Visiting the St. Annen Museum Quarter was an enriching experience that allowed me to dive deep into Lübeck's captivating history and culture. The beautifully curated museums, each with its own unique focus, provided a comprehensive journey through time. From the fascinating St. Annen Museum showcasing the city's medieval origins to the captivating displays of art and nature at the other museums, I was truly immersed in the charm of Lübeck. The Behnhaus Drägerhaus art museum was a personal favorite, offering a delightful collection of 17th and 18th-century artworks. The knowledgeable staff and well-preserved exhibits made my visit memorable. If you're in Lübeck, the St. Annen Museum Quarter is a must-visit for anyone seeking to explore the heart and soul of this remarkable city.
Andrea Hasznos (8 months ago)
A very nice building, a once monastery, now a museum showing the Gothic, Renaissance and later art, mainly pious, of the region.
Truth Serum (9 months ago)
Amazing collection of religious artifacts
Al Curry (9 months ago)
Lübeck Contemporary somewhat disappointing, one of 3 floors closed, museum closes early, not air-conditioned. Beautiful buildings here however.
Adam Busovsky (13 months ago)
Just the books delivery. Smart people here. Nice place.
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