– Dinosaurs, Stone Age people and Romans on the Elbe: Hamburg’s Archaeological Museum sends visitors young and old on a journey into the past. Of course you can also play.
Germany’s largest Playmobil collection can be seen for the first time from October 5th to April 2nd in the Archaeological Museum in Hamburg. The Hamburg artist Oliver Schaffer has transformed the museum into an imaginative toy landscape that allows a detailed look into the past, the museum said.
Even the legendary Hammaburg, nucleus and namesake of the city of Hamburg, will be on display in its own exhibition station. “Visitors big and small can go on a journey through time – and of course they can also play,” said the museum. On an area of 300 square meters, visitors can wallow in childhood dreams and let their imagination run wild.
The exhibition was built from 5,000 Playmobil figures and more than 50,000 individual parts. A total of 14 toy dioramas from Oliver Schaffer’s collection can be seen. The Hamburg artist has collected more than 300,000 Playmobil figures and a million individual parts since he was a child.
In 2009 he even showed part of his collection in the Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs in the west wing of the world-famous Louvre. And not only looking is allowed: a play area has been set up for children.