The story of the Leipzig Ethnography Museum begins in 1869 with the purchase by Leipzig citizens of Dresden privy councillor and chief Librarian Gustav Klemm’s private collection.

Initially the “Museum” had no permanent home and so exhibitions were held in changing locations throughout the city, before in 1895 its was given a permanent space in the “old” Grassi Museum and in 1929 in the “new” Grassi Museum on Johannisplatz.

In 2004 the Leipzig Ethnography Museum merged with those in Dresden and Herrnhut to form the Saxon Ethnography Collection.

In 2009 the Museum opened it’s permanent exhibition “Rundgänge in einer Welt” which offers a tour through all five continents.

GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
Staatliche Ethnographische Sammlungen Sachsen
Johannisplatz 5-11
04103 Leipzig

Tel.: +49(0)341/97 31-900
Fax: +49(0)341/97 31-909

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m – 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

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