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Your visit at the Speicherstadtmuseum

Discover Hamburg’s World Cultural Heritage! Grippers, bales of rubber, coffee-sacks, sampling implements, pure cocoa and spices: The Speicherstadtmuseum is located on an authentic floor of a redbrick warehouse that is over a hundred and twenty years old (from 1888) where typical goods and tools collected from traditional warehouse companies and business premises of the warehouse district are exhibited. Historical photos and maps illustrate the social and economic changes of over a century in this worldwide unique historical monument that used to be part of the former free-port and is now part of Hamburg’s UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Further topics in the exhibition are: the architecture of the dockland warehouse district, coffee- and tea-trading as well as lighter-boating (supplying the warehouses with goods by transport on (cargo) barges). The “Speicherstadtmuseum” is a privately run branch of the “Museum der Arbeit” (Museum of Work).

Opening hours

March – October

Monday to Friday 10 am – 5 pm,
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays 10 am – 6 pm

November – February

Monday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Detailed information on opening hours can be found on our German website: 

Booked guided tours and private tea- and coffee tastings are possible outside the opening hours.


Single tickets

4,50 € for individual visitors
3 € reduced
2 € (school) pupils
Under 6s are free

Group and hamburg reduction card holders

3,50 €
2,50 € reduced
1,50 € (school) pupils

Group reductions for 10 or more people
We accept the following reduction cards:

Hamburg Card, Niedersachsen or Schleswig-Holstein Ticket, Hamburger Ferienpass (holiday pass).

For groups, e.g. from nursery schools, we reserve the right to charge the reduce admission of 1,50 € per person for children under 6 years of age.


Reductions apply for students (up to the age of 30 years), trainees, volunteers engaged in the FSJ (gap year for social voluntary work), unemployed persons and those receiving social assistance. By “schoolchildren” we mean pupils at schools of general education.

Getting there

Außenstelle Museum der Arbeit
Am Sandtorkai 36
20457 Hamburg

Phone +49 40 32 11 91 
Fax +49 40 32 13 50
E-Mail info@speicherstadtmuseum.de

The closest tube station is “Baumwall” (U3). It is a 5-minute walk from there to the Speicherstadtmuseum (Cross the bridge „Niederbaumbrücke“ and follow the road Am Sandtorkai past the Hanseatic trade centre. The Speicherstadtmuseum is situated in the first historical red-brick warehouse in Block L on the left-hand side.) The distance between the museum and the bus stops Am Sandtorkai (Metrobus 6) and Am Kaiserkai (Bus 111) is 100 meters.

The Speicherstadtmuseum can also be reached by car. Parking in front of the museum is only possible at the weekend. During weekdays the car park Conti, Am Sandtorkai 6-8 or the car park at Rödingsmarkt are recommended. Coaches can stop in front of the Speicherstadtmuseum for drop off only! Long-term parking for coaches is available near “Binnenhafenbrücke” or at St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken.


A guided walking tour through the Speicherstadt will give you an insight into the urban interaction of the Speicherstadt in direct contact with the new HafenCity and will focus on the history of the former free port district and its present role as part of Hamburg’s UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. It will not only open your eyes to a wide range of details of the unique 19th century red-brick architecture, but is also a journey back in time that will make you perceive the authentic atmosphere of the former dockland area. The contrast of nature and technical perfection that complement one another, the power of the tides, the threat of storm-tides, the strength and the skill of the workmen are only some of the themes of the tour. To complete the impression the tour will also include the Speicherstadtmuseum.

We offer 60-, 90- and 120-minute tours on request. Please contact us well in advance to book a guided tour and to get to know about the conditions. Tours are available in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and Chinese. Bookings: info@speicherstadtmuseum.de

The museum can be rented as a location for your private party or business event after opening hours. Please contact us for further information.

Eat & Drink


The museum has a small café with a variety of hot and cold drinks and a choice of cakes. 
Open during museum opening hours. Reservations can be made in advance.


The shop offers a wide range of gifts and exclusive merchandise inspired by the museum’s collection and its location including different teas, coffee, postcards, posters, mugs, tins and sweets. We stock a range of books, covering related topics such as local history, shipping, labour, tea, coffee and other luxury commodities, local language and guide books.