The museum is one of Europe's leading museums of design. It shows changing exhibitions on handicraft and design as well as photography and architecture. Historical meets contemporary. The first-class collection includes over 230,000 exhibits from antiquity to the present day.
The museum accompanies children, adolescents and adults on their discovery tours through 3,000 years of art and cultural history.
- GRASSI-FEST: the family festival in the museum
- Regular events for families such as "grandchild" or "family Sunday"
- Birthday parties and family workshops
Notes on accessibility / deviations from the pictograms:
- Extra entrance for wheelchair users with lift (controls 120 cm)
- Audio guide for blind and visually impaired visitors
- Tactile map in Braille for the permanent exhibition Antiquity to Historicism
- An easy language audio-guide for the three-part permanent exhibition
Icon of the modern age
The Grassi Museum was built between 1925 and 1929. With its courtyards and the adjoining park-like cemetery “Alter Johannisfriedhof” the areal represents a unique cultural point of interest on the eastern edge of the Leipzig city centre. The strictly geometrical windows of the museum for applied arts are an architectural masterpiece. They were designed by the painter, designer and art teacher Josef Albers, who worked in Dessau and is considered to be one of the most important abstract artists of the Bauhaus style. Supposedly, the windows by Josel Albers are the biggest sheet glass work of the Dessau Bauhaus period. Destroyed during World War II, the windows have been reconstructed and restored to their former beauty since 2011. 3 exhibitions are located at the Grassi Museum. The Museum of Musical Instruments by the Leipzig University, the Leipzig Museum of Ethnology and the Museum of Applied Arts.