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History

The precursor of today's St. Afra Museum was founded in 1872 during the tenure of Bishop Pankratius von Dinkel (1858-1894), who can be considered the main initiator of the collection. The latter was then kept in the former chapter assembly hall. It contained mainly Romanesque and Gothic artefacts from the cathedral proper and had yet to be brought in any kind of systematic order. Gradually, more and more items from all over the diocese were added, both on loan and by bequest.

Due to fire safety regulations, the collection had to be relocated to the newly opened Maximilian Museum in 1910. It remained there until well into the 1990s when the decision for a separate diocese museum was made. The new St. Afra Museum opened its doors on the 3rd of July 2000 within freshly renovated historic building parts and a newly constructed edifice adjoining the western and northern cloister wing. It now houses over 3000 exhibits.

Diözesanmuseum St. Afra
Kornhausgasse 3-5
86152 Augsburg
Telefon: +49 (0)821/3166-8833
museum.st.afra@bistum-augsburg.de

Video Tour

Opening Times

Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday/bank holidays 12.00-18.00
Closed on Mondays

Admission Fees
Adults 4.00 € *
Reduced 3.00 € *
Family ticket 8.00 €*
Annual ticket 19.00 €
*Admission fees for special exhibitions may change 

Guided Tours
On request (+49 (0)821/3166-8833 or museum.st.afra@bistum-augsburg.de)

Accessibility
Due to its historic structure, the museum is only partly barrier-free. Ca. 60% are accessible for wheelchair users.

 

 

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