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 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.
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