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Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim

5.000 Jahre Schmuck
History and tradition
Pforzheim
Germany
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
Devoted to the history of jewellery, the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (Pforzheim Jewellery Museum) is the only museum of its kind worldwide. Some 2000 exhibits, including an extensive ring collection, reveal the vast diversity of jewellery over five thousand years. The collection on permanent display focuses on treasures from Greco-Roman antiquity, the Renaissance and Jugendstil/Art Nouveau as well as contemporary art jewellery.

Moreover, there are collections of Ethnic Jewellery and pocket watches at display. The history of the jewellery industry in the ‘golden' city of Pforzheim is also surveyed. In addition, visitors can continue to rediscover the Museum at regular special exhibitions.
The Reuchlin House, inaugurated in 1961 as the Pforzheim Municipal Cultural Centre, is a jewel of architecture. Designed in the ‘International Style' by the architect Manfred Lehmbruck, it has always been one of the most architecturally interesting buildings in the Museum complex.
Address

Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim

Jahnstraße 42
(im Reuchlinhaus)
75173
Pforzheim
Germany
+49 7231 39 21 26
Opening hours
Open all year from
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00-17:00

Closed on

48.88579, 8.69713

»Kermit« ring, Gabi Dziuba, 2011, photo Winfried Reinhardt
Pforzheim
Gabi Dziuba & Friends

On view in the year of Ornamenta 2024, the exhibition will be harkening back to Ornamenta I in 1989 because the then zeitgeist and the blurred boundaries between jewellery, design and art had a ...

Exhibition
Ausgeräumte Vitrinen im Schmuckmuseum – Besucher sind eingeladen zu kuratieren, © SMP, Foto B. Friese
Pforzheim
All Cleared Out – the Jewellery Museum Extends an Invitation

Concurrent with Ornamenta 2024 in Pforzheim and the Northern Black Forest, the Jewellery Museum will be staging three parallel exhibitions under the motto of »all cleared out«: one put together by ...

Exhibition
Necklace, New Guinea, Eva and Peter Herion Collection, photo Petra Jaschke
Pforzheim
The Phenomenon of Jewellery – the Ethnographic Collection at the Jewellery Museum

There is something innately human about jewellery. The phenomenon of jewellery can be found in all epochs and eras, as well as in all cultures. The “Eva and Peter Herion” collection has been given to ...

Exhibition