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Pforzheim’s Jewellery Museum...

... is the world’s only museum in public ownership that is dedicated exclusively to jewellery. Its collections comprise thousands of historical, as well as contemporary pieces: originals from five millennia, starting from prehistoric times to the present day.

What you can see in Pforzheim's Jewellery Museum

The museum’s highlights include exquisite specimens from Greek and Etruscan antiquity and from the Renaissance and the Baroque periods, as well as outstanding examples of Art Nouveau jewellery, plus its unique collection of contemporary art jewellery created since 1960.

Two other collections, on permanent loan and displayed since 2006, provide important complementary insights into the diversity of jewellery: the Eva and Peter Herion collection of ethnographic jewellery, and the Philipp Weber pocket watch collection owned by the Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw savings bank.

Just a five-minute walk away the Technical Museum of Pforzheim’s Jewellery and Watchmaking Industries gives visitors an opportunity to get an impression of how jewellery and watches were manufactured. Visitors who want to come and see both museums can do so with a special ticket.

Go to Technical Museum's website

Permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions

In addition to the permanent exhibition with jewellery art from five millennia, there are three to four special exhibitions every year. They illuminate different facets of the topic of jewellery and give the opportunity to discover the museum anew again and again. 

Have a look at the museum's collection at Google Art & Culture