Heinrich Schliemann Museum

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Heinrich Schliemann Museum in Ankershagen

The Heinrich Schliemann Museum in Ankershagen is dedicated to the life and work of the businessman and archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann .


Former parsonage Ankershagen (mid-20th century)
Relief with the portrait of Schliemann in the entrance area

The museum building is the former rectory of the place. Heinrich Schliemann (1822–1890) spent his childhood years in this house from 1823 to 1831 after his father took up the pastor's post in Ankershagen.

In 1959, a memorial plaque was attached to Schliemann's parents' house. A citizens' initiative to set up a Schliemann memorial was formed in 1977. The parish made rooms available in the rectory and in 1980 a memorial was opened. Six years later, the memorial became a museum.

The foundation stone for an autograph archive was laid in 1987 when Martin Karsten (a grandson of Schliemann's sister Louise) gave the museum 71 original letters written by Heinrich Schliemann, his father Ernst Schliemann, his wives Ekaterina and Sophia and his children Sergej and Andromache . The inventory was expanded through further donations and purchases.

In 1998, renovation work on the building was completed and a new permanent exhibition on Schliemann's life was opened. From 2017, the museum building and an outbuilding that houses a bistro were again modernized. On June 8, 2019, the museum reopened with a newly designed permanent exhibition. Further aspects of Schliemann's life and the archeology of his time are illuminated in the enlarged exhibition area. In addition, the exhibition was supplemented by English-language boards. The exhibits include u. a. archaeological finds from Troy (some on permanent loan from the Berlin Museum of Prehistory and Early History ) as well as reproduced parts of Priam's treasure . There are also rooms for lectures and special exhibitions.

Trojan horse

"Trojan horse" with slide (new building 2019)

A wooden horse sculpture with a slide based on the Trojan horse has been located on the museum grounds since 1996. As part of the reopening of the museum in 2019, the necessary new building for the six-meter-high play equipment was inaugurated. There is also a small “archeology playground” for children on the site.

Heinrich Schliemann Society

The museum's sponsoring association is the Heinrich Schliemann Society, founded in 1991 . This has set itself the task of setting up a reference library for the museum for research purposes. The result is a specialist scientific library that collects written material by and about Heinrich Schliemann as well as from the field of archeology with reference to Heinrich Schliemann and ancient Greece.


  • Leoni Hellmayr: Back to the roots: The Heinrich Schliemann Museum . in: Archeology in Germany, 2020, issue 4, pp. 66–70.

Web links

Commons : Heinrich Schliemann Museum  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Heiko Kreft: Schliemann Museum in Ankershagen reopened. In: Norddeutscher Rundfunk . June 7, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Heinrich Schliemann Society: Our concern . Retrieved July 4, 2019.

Coordinates: 53 ° 29 ′ 1.9 ″  N , 12 ° 57 ′ 28.8 ″  E