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Grassimuseum

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Address: Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Very interesting, wish we had more time

There are three museums in the building. We did not have enough time, so we only went to Musical Instruments and to Applied Arts. We enjoyed both. Musical Instruments museum has a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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La Mesa, California
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La Mesa, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are three museums in the building. We did not have enough time, so we only went to Musical Instruments and to Applied Arts. We enjoyed both. Musical Instruments museum has a big collection of instruments starting from 1600's and old music players. There are also interactive things where you can listen to music. Applied Arts museum has not only... More 

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The museum has a slightly municipal feel to it and the layout is somewhat confusing. Having said that, I thought the Applied Arts museum (one of three here) was absolutely first class - especially with regard to pottery and glass exhbibits. I especially enjoyed the 16th century porcelain. An impressive collection

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

It's a three in one museum and you have to pay for each of them (or buy a combi). We went into the 'applied art' museum, very well done with themed rooms ending in the 20st century showing some DDR design versus 'international/West-German' design. We spent three hours, with a nice break in the cafe!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very beautiful building with very interesting and huge collections of world ethno artefacts and a lovely location to match.

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London
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited principally to see the applied arts collection from the art nouveau to the present which is outstanding. The building from the 1920s is also of high quality and has been very well restored, for example the recently restored Josef Albers windows which are fantastic. We were on a tight schedule, travelling with a group - I could easily... More 

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Esher, England
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Little-visited museum, perhaps because the collection, though large, is not very well exhibited, with gloomy lighting and an unwelcoming receptionist.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Museum of decorative arts. When I visited on a Sunday there was a craft and activity fair. Very nice room attendants, again you need to speak German to be able communicate and to read the labels. Leipzig is not yet an international travel destination and the atmosphere of the old DDR is faintly perceptible especially with older people.

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Tallahassee
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 1/2 hours here and it was not enough. The museum starts at time when home decoration was for the very wealthy and moves through to modern day. The building is great, the audio guides most interesting. The staff were most helpful, though English was not spoken much. We had a great experience. The cafe is good for... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Grassimuseum houses 3 separate museums, but I headed straight for the Art Nouveau and Art Deco exhibits, which are excellent. I was also interested in the outside of the building as it is a beautiful (recently renovated) Art Deco building and very attractive.

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Marlborough
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We spent a lot of time in the Museum of Applied Arts, and this is truly world class. In particular the modern section has very fine displays, leading up to the Bauhaus and beyond. Displays are signed in English as well as German. We came back another day to see the musical instruments. These are related to the rich musical... More 

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