Prices & information
|Monday – Sunday||10:00 – 18:00|
Final admission is one hour before closing. During main school holidays and on public holidays the museum is open on Thursdays until 9 pm.
We recommend to wear a medical mouth-nose-protection (or a FFP2-mask). It is not necessary to reserve specific time slots in advance or book your tickets online. These are available on-site directly at the Museum ticket office.
Students, trainees, unemployed people, disabled persons from degree of disability 50
5 - 16 years
Small family ticket
1 adult & own children 5 – 16 years
Large family ticket
2 adults & own children 5 – 16 years
Picture protection charge
Photography and filming in the exhibition is only permitted for private purposes. Publication, disclosure to third parties and commercial use is prohibited.
Holders of a GEOcard or a KulturCard of the Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft (WBG) receive a 50% discount on the regular admission price for adults. This discounted price is only valid for the cardholder on presentation of the membership card and only for the visit to the permanent exhibition. Holders of the Weser-Kurier’s subscription card receive a 20% discount on the regular admission price on Sundays and Mondays. The discount price is valid only on presentation of the subscription card and only for the visit to the permanent exhibition. Holders of the Weser-Elbe Sparkasse's Giro Xtra card receive until December 31st, 2022 a discount of 3 € on the regular admission price or a discount of 5 € on a family ticket. The discount price is valid only on presentation of the Giro Xtra card and only for the visit to the permanent exhibition. It can't be combined with other discounts.
With the car
Coming from Bremen:
A 27 in the direction of Bremerhaven/Cuxhaven, Exit “Bremerhaven-Zentrum. ” Take the B 212 (first Grimsbystraße, then Lloydstraße) towards Havenwelten. At the end of Lloydstraße turn left into Columbusstraße – on the right you will find the German Emigration Center.
To make your stay as pleasant as possible, you will find information on parking facilities around the German Emigration Center here.
With public transport
Take the train to Bremerhaven Central Station. From there take the bus (lines 502, 505, 506, 508,509 or HL) to the stop “Havenwelten” (directly at the German Emigration Center) or to “Bürgermeister-Smidt-Straße. ” The journey time is about 7 minutes.
From Oldenburg, the Wesersprinter (line 440) runs several times a day via Brake and Nordenham to Bremerhaven. Stop: “Havenwelten”
From Wilhelmshaven there is a direct bus connection 495 via Varel and Sande to Bremerhaven.
The German Emigration Center is a barrier-free museum, which is designed in different ways for people with special needs: Elevators and wide corridors make all areas of the museum accessible to walking disabled persons and for wheelchair users, so that they can explore the exhibition without any restrictions. The museum also has two folding wheelchairs, which can be used free of charge for the duration of the visit.
For people with hearing disabilities, printed texts of selected biographies of emigrants and immigrants are available at the museum ticket counter. These replace the audio stations at which visitors follow the biographies of emigrants and immigrants. Guided tours in sign language are offered for groups. An early registration is required.
Sound stagings, such as the screeching and squeaking of the steamship in the exhibition room “On the pier”, or the creaking of the wooden floorboards in the cabins of the third class, allow the blind and vision-impaired to experience the path of the immigrants and emigrants. Furthermore, on specially booked tours accompanied by our tour guide, they can touch figures and other exhibits and explore the museum in a variety of ways. Trained guide dogs may also be taken into the exhibition. And for those who have forgotten their reading glasses: The German Emigration Center has a selection with very different visual strengths – just ask at the ticket counter.
In front of the museum there are parking spaces for people with disabilities. The entrance to the foyer is stepless.