Richard Wagner Museum Frontansicht (c) Andreas Harbach

The Richard Wagner Museum, in the house “Wahnfried, former residence of the Wagner family, was restored in 2015 and expanded with a modern addition.

Culture is heri­tage and mission: To create new things and to keep moving. That is exactly what is happe­ning in Bayreuth.
The Richard Wagner museum, in exis­tance since 1976, pres­ents itself after a three year cons­truc­tion time comple­tely new, with diffe­rent main topics and doubled perma­nent exhibitions.

Exhi­bi­tions and offers at the Richard Wagner Museum

A varied range of educa­tional acti­vi­ties such as guided tours and museum educa­tional acti­vi­ties provide visi­tors with access to the various areas of the Richard Wagner Museum. In addi­tion, espe­ci­ally during the Bayreuth Festival, the museum offers exci­ting events such as chamber concerts, lectures, confe­rences and book presen­ta­tions. The rental of the premises of the museum to compa­nies, asso­cia­tions, asso­cia­tions – but not to private indi­vi­duals – is possible on request.

The Archives

The archive adjoins the Richard Wagner Museum. The purpose of this archive is to preserve written and picto­rial docu­ments as well as objects of the life and work of Richard Wagner. Thanks to its exten­sive coll­ec­tion, the National Archives in Bayreuth became the world’s most important rese­arch centre on the perso­na­lity of Wagner. In order to make scien­tific publi­ca­tions and rese­arch acces­sible to the public, exhi­bi­tions are held regularly.

The National Archive was divided into the sections Archive, Library, Picture Archive and Coll­ec­tions. Permis­sion must be obtained from the museum manage­ment for the use of the archive collection.

Learn more

Is your inte­rest aroused? Book here and visit Bayreuth and the Richard Wagner museum.

Guided tours, events and educa­tional offers: +49 921 7572816 or




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