Currently our museums are closed.
The GoetheStadtMuseum (GSM) in Ilmenau is a vibrant place of exchange between the past and the future. Collecting, preserving and exhibiting form the heart of our work. The museum is based on the current quality standards established by the German Museum Association and we aim to provide our visitors with experience, knowledge and entertainment in a unique atmosphere. We are particularly happy to welcome school visits and families.
As a local history museum, our procurement work is primarily aligned with the subjects of our town's history. The work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Ilmenau; his ministerial duty; his efforts in reviving the mining industry alongside his scientific research and his poetry form a strong thematic focus of the museum. But not only Goethe, as one of Germany's most historically important personalities, defines our range of topics. In addition to the once-flourishing copper and silver mining industry; the long lasting porcelain production; the former therapeutic baths business and the technical glass industry with its internationally-recognised inventions and the local educational tradition, culminating in today's university, are the key aspects of our research and communication work.
Our extensive, well-composed collection forms the basis for the alternating, remarkable exhibitions regarding various aspects of Ilmenau's town history.
The museum team cordially invites you to stroll through our permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions.
|Tuesday to Sunday||10am - 5pm cet./cest.|
|Public Holidays||10am - 5pm cet./cest.|
|24th Dec., 25th Dec., 26th Dec. & 1st Jan.||closed|
|31th Dec.||10am - 1pm cet./cest.|
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing time.
|Adults (including Pensioners)||€3.00|
|Children up to 14 years, accompanied by an adult||free|
Groups of at least 10 people
|€2.00 per person|
Groups of at least 10 people (Concession)
|€1.00 per person|
|Thüringer Wald Card (further information)
|Thüringen Card (further information)||free|
|International Council of Museums Members (ICOM), Deutscher Museumsbund or Museumsverband Thüringen e. V.||free|
Entry to special exhibitions is included in the ticket price.
Groups, espacially school classes and tourist groups, are asked for reservation, even if no guided tour is required.
Would you like to book a tour? Just ask in the Ilmenau tourist information office.
Telephone: 03677 – 600 300
Address: Am Markt 1, 98693 Ilmenau
Am Markt 1 (Amtshaus)
Tel.: +49 3677 600 321 (Museum exhibition)
Am Markt 7
Am Markt 1 (Amtshaus)
room 345 and 346
Tel.: +49 3677 600 209 and +49 3677 600 210