Modernisation of the MEERESMUSEUM

The MEERESMUSEUM will be closed from 1st January 2021 because of its forthcoming extensive modernisation.

Preparations for this have been underway for some time. Plans include new, room-high display cases in the exhibition, a large aquarium and a newly designed entrance foyer.

The aquariums in the historic vaulted cellar of the monastery complex will be completely redesigned so that visitors will be able to embark on q journey through the warm seas there in the future.

In autumn 2017, the Stuttgart office 'Reichel Schlaier Architekten' won the Europe-wide architectural competition for the modernisation of the MEERESMUSEUM. The design convinced with its sensitive handling of the historical building substance and with self-confident new architecture – a balancing act between the preservation of historical monuments in the world heritage and the requirements of a modern museum with its identity that has grown over decades.
Sustainable building is at the forefront, including the energy-efficient renovation of the tropical aquariums.
There will also be many improvements for visitors, which will make their sty in the museum even more pleasant. An important point here is accessibility.

The detailed planning for the exhibition is currently being worked out with designers from the Munich office 'Die Werft'.