New Museum - State Museum for Art and Design

© Uwe Niklas

Key facts:

  • displays art & design from the 1950s until today in 3000 m² of exhibit space
  • the art collection includes almost 1,500 works
  • the 100-meter-long curved glass facade blurs the border between indoors and out
  • in 2004, the museum opened a sculpture garden in the ward outside the city wall between Sterntor and Frauentor

The New Museum with its curved glass facade rises over the medieval city walls in the heart of Nuremberg. The handsome museum has received many awards for its striking modern architecture and is a venue for contemporary art and design.

The art collection contains painting, sculpture and photography from 1945 to the present. Its main focus includes Eastern European artists, international works of geometric abstraction and concrete art.

In the area of design there is a cooperation with the New Collection - The International Design Museum Munich, one of the internationally leading museums for 20th century applied art. The Collection displays selected examples of international design from its holdings.

The balanced presence of contemporary art and design in one museum is quite unique. Several exhibitions a year, continually changing presentations of the collections and a wide range of tours and events offer a diversity of inspiration and invite visitors to join in the communication process.

At a glance


New Museum - State Museum for Art and Design
Postanschrift: Luitpoldstraße 5
90402 Nürnberg
+49 (0)911 2402069
+49 (0)911 2402029

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Opening hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm

Special arrangement on public holidays

Special opening hours


adults 5,- € / reduced rate 4,- € / sundays 1,- €

Exhibition incl. collection:
adults 7,- € / reduced rate 6,- €

Children and young people under 18 free

Free entrance with your NÜRNBERG CARD!



Guided Tours

Saturdays 3 pm, Sundays 11 am
Price: 3,- € in addition to admission fee

Tour through the museum: Sundays 3 pm

Short tour to a selected work: Tuesdays 5 pm

Reservation requested for groups

Phone: +499112402036; Mail:

 More information to the guided tours (German only)

Basic information on accessibility

Fully wheelchair accessible