Experience the full glamour of puppet theatre at the Museum of Theatre Puppets. Over 1,000 world-class historical and modern theatre puppets and artefacts from Africa, Asia and Europe frolic in five venerable Lübeck merchant houses. Meet curios and old acquaintances, stages and barrel organs, shadow plays and - was that not a movie star who just darted past?
Discover rarities, gift ideas and specialist literature in our museum shop. Relax in our café after a guided tour or on a rainy day. Child-friendly and with delicious specialty coffees.
Visit our museum and be fascinated by the world of puppet theatre! Click here for information on our collection.
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Acrobats, artists, magicians and clowns are among the greatest stars of cabaret. In the heyday of cabaret, marionettes rose to popularity as well and became sensations themselves. Our exhibition about the Schichtl family presents selected “stars” of their famous marionette theatre. Find out more here.
Film puppets – A new addition to our permanent exhibition
There is an abundance of well-known movie productions featuring puppets as their main characters. These animation movies use a vast array of puppet types, some are covered with fabric, others are made out of modeling clay or plasticine. Please find out more here.
A wide range of products awaits you during our opening times: Finger and hand puppets of all kinds, marionettes of all sizes, catalogues, DVDs, posters (e.g. reprints of Friedlaender poster), picture postcards, linen bags etc. Find out more.