Skip to content

Pforzheim Jewellery Museum

Devoted to the history of jewellery, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (Pforzheim's Jewellery Museum) is the only museum of its kind worldwide. Some 2000 exhibits, including an extensive ring collection, bear witness to the rich diversity of jewellery created over the course of five millennia. The collection on permanent display focuses on treasures from Greco-Roman antiquity, the Renaissance and Jugendstil/Art Nouveau, as well as contemporary art jewellery. 

Preparation of showcases for the exhibitions under the headline of »All Cleared Out – the Jewellery Museum Extends an Invitation« within the context of Ornamenta Pleasure from 5 July through 29 September 2024
In the Historical Collection room, several showcases will be changed for the »The Votes Are Being Cast – Visitors’ Choices« special exhibition. The collection’s highlights and the objects described in the audio guide will remain on display.
In the Modern Collection area, the showcases containing the pieces pertaining to »Jewellery Created after 1950« will be prepared for the »Hand-selected – by Sam Tho Duong« exhibition. Thank you for your understanding. The Art Nouveau and Art Deco exhibits remain on view, unchanged.

The basement floor of the Reuchlinhaus is being used by the curators of ORNAMENTA 2024. This is why the exhibits of the collection on the history of Pforzheim’s jewellery and watchmaking industries have also been cleared out. For further information, please visit