Heidelberg (Germany)

Völkerkundemuseum vPST

The VPST Ethnological Museum in the Palais Weimar dates back to 1921; the first exhibition was on view in 1924. The museum's collections include works of art and ethnographic objects from the regions of Asia, Africa and Oceania. Changing exhibitions present aspects of art and culture from different regions on the basis of selected themes. In the 1980s, the main building was extended by a modern annex. The museum's boat collection can be seen in the arcades on Neckarmünzplatz.
The VPST Ethnological Museum in the Palais Weimar

Access preferences

Archive of Past Exhibitions (Digital access & sustainability)

(German only, dating back to 2008)

Catalog for Sale (Understanding)

German / English Catalogue on the von Portheim Foundation in Heidelberg for sale

Friends of the Museum (Complementary Offer)

(German only, with useful links to related local organizations)

Contact info

Völkerkundemuseum vPST,
Hauptstraße 235,
Heidelberg, Germany.
+49 (0) 6221 / 2 20