Wuppertal offers a fun and eclectic mix of museums. There are museums dedicated to children’s art, clocks, ethnology, the Bible and the sculptures of Tony Cragg.
Children’s Museum (Kindermuseum)
This Wuppertal museum, the Kindermuseum or Children’s Museum (Beyeröhde 1), is certain to entertain the little ones you are traveling with, as well as the adults. All of the exhibits you see were constructed by children and young adults. There are decorated postcards that reflect the worldviews of the young and innocent.
In addition to these artistic pieces, there’s also plenty to play with and touch. There are over 100 “crazy sound objects” just waiting to be pressed and touched by the museum’s visitors.
Remember if you want to take a tour, you’ll have to call +49-202-605278 and book ahead of time.
Clock Museum Abeler
This timely Wuppertal museum is dedicated to all things clocks. The Uhrenmuseum Abeler (Poststraße 11) showcases over 2,000 time pieces spanning a period of 5,000 years! You can investigate the ancient Egyptians’ water clocks and sun dials right up to today’s ultra-modern atomic clocks.
Museum of Ethnology
The Museum of Ethnology (Mission Street 9) is a combo package of two 19th century missions, the Rhenish Missionary Society and the Bethel Mission. Most of the items on display were used in the history of this missionary work.
Some past and current exhibitions include cultural showcases on China’s Middle Kingdom, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
The Bible Museum (Rudolf Straße 135) records the history of early and medieval printings of the Bible. Some of the highlights include the Bible through the ages, from the sixteenth century through modern times.
Tony Cragg Sculpture Park
This outdoor Wuppertal park-cum-museum features the works of the city’s resident sculptor, Tony Cragg. The Tony Cragg Sculptor Park (Hirschstraße 12) is an interesting array of his work.
There are currently about nineteen sculptures adorning this villa and the 15 hectares around it.