Bach Museum

Bach Museum, Leipzig: Hours, Address, Bach Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Bach Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.
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Waldemar_Schneider
Walldorf, Germany157 contributions
Great remembrance
Aug 2020
Excellent exhibition of the family tree, historical perspectives, and personal achievements are well balanced at this place.
Written October 28, 2020
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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany10,786 contributions
Bach Museum
Oct 2020 • Couples
Old artifacts from him and lot of history. Not much to take from honestly. Everything is well preserved and it's a nice looking museum
Written October 9, 2020
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Aleksandra Scharner
Gdansk, Poland134 contributions
Great experience
Dec 2019 • Family
A very interesting museum. It was fantastic to see the original music sheets and to listen to Bach’s pieces played on the old instruments. A must see :)
Written July 16, 2020
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Traveller
Strasbourg, France7 contributions
Not what I thought
Jun 2020
This museum contains lots of information, original documents on Bach and Beethoven (do you know the relationship between them?). I like the organization of the museum, staff was pleasant (but strict :-)).
Written June 17, 2020
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ABK
Regensburg, Germany98 contributions
Expected more.
Jul 2019
Although I don't regret that our family visited the Bach Museum, Leipzig, I have to say I expected more. After having taken in all it had to offer, our joint thought was, "That's it?" J. S. Bach was in Leipzig serving at the adjacent Thomas Church for the last 27 years of his life and is even buried there. Considering those facts I expected a much more robust celebration of his life and career, than this modest facility offers.

On the plus side, it was quite amazing to see manuscripts and musical compositions in Bach's own handwriting in the Treasure Room, along with portraits of him. I found the Bach family tree exhibit interesting as well. Admission is more than reasonable--young people under 16 years of age are free, and adults are 8 euros each.

In the upper level of the museum you can put on headphones and hear any of Bach's compositions. This interactive area was enjoyed by my family members. On the same level there is an exhibit about various musical instruments used in orchestras during the Baroque period, which I found static and underwhelming.

Looking over some of the other reviews, I see one person suggest that Bach's music should be playing throughout the museum. Great suggestion! (And kind of inexplicable that it's not.) Another wrote that the musuem lacked a "wow factor." That hits the nail on the head---our family doesn't regret going, and will remember, in particular, seeing the amazing items in the Treasure Room area--but nothing about the experience "wowed" us. I wouldn't necessarily dissuade people from visiting this museum, especially music lovers/students; But if you are pressed for time, choose simply to go into the Thomaskirche, the seat of Bach's Leipzig career and his final resting place, right across the street.
Written March 23, 2020
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darrylt187
St Leonards-on-Sea, UK87 contributions
Must see if in Leipzig
Mar 2020 • Solo
Right next to St Thomas's Church sits the unobtrusive but remarkable Bach Museum and Archives. It has an excellent display and perfect audio guide for international languages.
Written March 8, 2020
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tjtarrega
Florida Keys, FL111 contributions
worth a look but nothing special
Jan 2020
The Museum is good for people who do not know much about Bach's life and family, not so much if you already know about his life and music. Across the street from Thomaskirche, so conveniently located.
Written January 22, 2020
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leafadvisor
London, UK47 contributions
Lovely museum just the right size
Dec 2019
Lovely museum just the right size for 1 to 1.5 hours. A must for Bach fans and music fans. Lovely manuscripts to look at, and instruments, etc. with lots of information in English and German on Bach's music and life and the background in which he worked.
Not as shiny as the Mendelssohn Haus and way better than the Schumann Haus (see my reviews there!)
Very nice staff, free English audio guide and lockers.
Written December 26, 2019
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FelixLeach
Oxford, UK107 contributions
Amazing museum - we keep going back
Dec 2019
This is a brilliant museum, not that large, but fascinating exhibits including several Bach original manuscripts. Highly recommended.
Written December 25, 2019
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Ros138
Italy73 contributions
I expected better
Dec 2019 • Solo
The lady at the ticket office didn't speak a single word of English - literally. She was also quite abrupt and unfriendly.
Quite honestly I expected better from one of the main tourist attractions in town, that can be expected to cater to foreign visitors as well as locals.
I ended up not buying a ticket as I had no way to ascertain whether I'd find info in English, or just in German, inside the museum.
I hope someone from management reads this and takes note.
Written December 11, 2019
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