• Elisabeth Schmidt, In the Rostock Museum of art and antiquity, 1906

  • View to the Rostock Museum of art and antiquity, about 1910

Exhibition Archive since 1841

Starting in the present the  records (pdf) list more than 850 exhibitions  over the past 180 years by the Museum of Cultural History and its predecessors (City Museum, Museum of Art and Antiquity, Society for Rostock’s Antiquities, Rostock Art Society).

Did you know... ... Rostock had 15.000 inhabitants in 1600?

The oldest gold in the world.

November 30, 2018 - April 28, 2019

Since time immemorial, people have been fascinated by the magic of brilliant gold. More than 6,500 years ago, there was an ancient culture on the west coast of the Black Sea. At that time, a nation of peasants in the area of Varna discovered the cultivation of copper and gold. At first it was copper, with which people covered the bodies of their deceased chiefs, tribal elders and priests. But soon they gave the dead gold for eternity. More than 3,000 gold objects and other burial objects from prehistoric Varna were discovered during an archeological dig in the 1970s. The golden grave goods from the middle of the 5th millennium BC are among the oldest known jewels in the world. The exhibition "The oldest gold in the world" shows a spectacular selection from the grave finds of gold, copper and clay and leads into the world of one of the oldest cultures in the world and the beginning of civilization. The finds have already been shown in Bulgaria, Japan, Canada, France, Italy, Israel and the Netherlands, among others. Now comes the exhibition of the Archaeological Museum Varna with one of the most spectacular gold discoveries in the world to Rostock.