Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Darmstadt

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Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt is a large multidisciplinary museum in Darmstadt, Germany. It was founded in 1820 with the donation of the collections of the ruling family of the local princely state, which ended as the Grand Duchy of Hesse. The current main building was begun in 1897, and a large extension in 1980. After major renovations from 2007 onwards, it reopened on September 13, 2014.
The museum is especially noted for its art collection, including Pieter Brueghel the Elder's The Magpie on the Gallows, and one of the plaques from the Magdeburg Ivories (c. 968). There are also strong collections of Art Nouveau objects from several countries, and German, Dutch and Flemish paintings.

It also features an important natural history collection, with for instance fossils from the nearby Messel pit and a historic American mastodon purchased by the Darmstadt naturalist Johann Jakob Kaup
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  • This history and art museum is superb! Darmstadt is a relatively small city, and I was surprised to find such a big and varied museum in the city center. Only 6 euros to visit and spent hours... 
    This history and art museum is superb! Darmstadt is a relatively small city, and I was surprised to find such a big and varied museum in the city center. Only 6 euros to visit and spent hours...  more »
  • Genuinely impressed by the variety of exhibitions and how well organised it is. I would personally set aside 4 hours for this place. 
    Genuinely impressed by the variety of exhibitions and how well organised it is. I would personally set aside 4 hours for this place.  more »
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  • We came for the art deco section and especially the jewelry part. This is the best display of jewelry I have ever seen. And the rest of the museum is also excellent. Beautiful pieces and excellently displayed. A must see for everyone. Very helpful security, especially in the art deco section where we were pointed towards the available drawers with even more jewelry.
  • Excellent natural history museum with interesting mineralogical and zoological collections in addition to a range of works of art from both the ancient and modern world. In my opinion the heart of the museum is in the collection of fossils from the nearby Messel site, as they are incredibly well prepared and presented.

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