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“Good historical museum”
Review of Focke-Museum

Focke-Museum
Ranked #33 of 127 things to do in Bremen
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I love museums, and this is a good one. Lots of information about the city and it's history. One can get one of those gadgets that explains the exhibits (no charge), which is always helpful. The museum is in a residential part of the city, so one gets out of the hustle and bustle. Worth a the trip if you're in the city.

Thank GJFree
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

I love this Museum. There is a lot of history here of Bremen including beautiful Wilkens GMBH silver pieces which were made in Bremen.

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Reviewed January 1, 2012

The collection of old toys and farm tools as well as porcelain and furniture is excellent, unfortunately the staff seem to shout a lot at children and are quite strict. The cafe seems nice but they don't have a proper coffee machine, so no Espresso and only instant Cappuchino. When asked the reply was that it would be too expensive to buy one!

Thank Mira N
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Reviewed April 20, 2009

This is a great museum, good for a long morning or afternoon. I have been twice. Both times, I have greatly enjoyed the museum's permanent collection of "stuff" - endless tal glass cases full of everyday goods, from radios to rifles, from silverware to swords, from food tins to fishing rods. It's an amazing collection of things, of all sorts of things, that - I forget, to tell the truth - are either made in Bremen or (more certainly) are or were used there.
The museum also has a great exhibit about Bremen's distinctive and influential residential architecture and its past as a manufacturing center. There's a great exhibit of archaeological finds, too, including many items currently being unearthed in the city center. When I visited in summer 08, the museum had a wonderful exhibit of photographs by Andreas Feininger, the famous Life photographer; it featured many images I had not seen before. Outside, my son, 10, and I greatly enjoyed the sea-rescue boat parked in a courtyard and available for lots of hands-on activity. A museum person was there in the cabin to explain things and guide my son, in English and German, through a video- and audio-simulated rescue mission. (What a treat, and so different from the push-button displays we encounter in U.S. museums.) The Focke also has an excellent outdoor farm display, showing real, authentic barns and farm implements from long ago.
I have a warm place in my heart for Bremen, but I truly do believe this is a great museum, sincere and informative and loving in its attention to making the past alive and available to us today. And I say that as someone who speaks very little German; the displays speak for themselves, so to speak, and that's saying a lot! My advice: run, don't walk.

5  Thank winslow17
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