Zum Inhalt springen
Direkt zum Inhalt wechseln

More than any other location in Hamburg this listed building complex exemplifies Hamburg’s industrial culture and heritage.The key landmark is T.R.U.D.E., the former cutter head from the world’s largest tunnel drilling machine, which was used during the construction of the fourth tunnel of Hamburg’s Elbtunnel.

Opening hours

Monday 10 am – 9 pm
Tuesday closed
Wednesday to Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

Public holidays

The museum is closed on 24th / 25th December, 31st December and 1st January. The museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm on all other public holidays.



8,50 € for adults
6 € for groups of more than 10
5 € for vocational college students over 18, students under 30, apprentices and trainees, job seekers, social security recipients, young people doing voluntary work in their gap year.

Guided tours: ticket plus 2 €

Free admission

Free admission for children and young people under 18, members of the press, carers accompanying a disabled visitor, members of the Deutscher Museumsbund, members of the foundation council and the board of trustees of Historic Museums Hamburg Foundation, board members and foundation council members of the state museums, ICOM, BVGD, members of the Friends of Historic Museums Hamburg Foundation, members of the Verein für Hamburgische Geschichte, BBK, Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker

Getting there

Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg
Museum der Arbeit
Wiesendamm 3
22305 Hamburg

Phone +49 40 428 132 100
E-Mail info@am.shmh.de

S-/U-Bahn: U3 and S1, S11 to Barmbek.

The museum is located directly opposite the station.


In the museum shop you can by a wide range of attractive items, including many that tie into the current exhibitions, ranging from books to postcards, decorative pins and enamel signs.
The museum shop is located on the ground floor of the main exhibition building.

Eat & Drink

The factory café offers a small, changing lunch every day. In addition: delicious salads, with a small selection of antipasti, grilled paninis, changing cakes and tarts or desserts. And an espresso or cappuccino – is there a better way to spend a break?

Gastronomie und Foyer, Museum der Arbeit


A specialist library on the social history of Hamburg from 1800 to the present day is to be found in the Museum of Work. Their stock of 35,000 books and more than 100 current newspapers facilitates research into key topics such as the history of work and the development of certain sectors, companies and professions.