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The State Museum of Prehistory Halle (Saale) is one of the most important archaeological museums in Central Europe. Its exhibitions are an extraordinary experience and convey the latest research in superb pictures and stories.

In addition to the famous Nebra Sky Disc, countless other objects of international importance captivate. Each piece occupies its special place in the cultural history of humankind and makes a visit to the museum a lively journey into our past.

Seven thematic exhibition sections lead you through almost 400,000 years of human history – from the beginning of the Stone Age to the Migration Period. The permanent exhibition will be gradually expanded over the next few years. The chronological endpoint will be the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times.

Absence of the Sky Disc

The original of the Nebra Sky Disc is on tour. From 17 February to 17 July 2022, it is on loan to the exhibition ›The world of Stonehenge‹ at the British Museum in London. From 6 August to 18 September 2022, it will be on display as part of the exhibition ›De Nebraschijf – De ontdekking van de hemel‹ at the Drents Museum (Assen, The Netherlands). During its absence until the beginning of October 2022, the master copy of the Sky Disc will be on display at the State Museum.

Film tour ›Museum exklusiv‹

In our film tour ›Museum exklusiv‹ with museum director Harald Meller, the basic concept of the permanent exhibition is the topic of the episodes (in German only):

400.000 Jahre Menschheitsgeschichte in Halle

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