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May - Oct. Thu-Sun 11 am - 5 pm
The Poppenspäler Museum (Puppet Theatre Museum) was founded on the initiative of the "Pole Poppenspäler Förderkreis e.V." (supporting association) in 1993. It was opened at the 10th anniversary of the International Puppet Theatre Festival (Pole Poppenspäler Days) in Husum. It views itself as a vivid museum which offers room for creativity, play and communication. So right from the start the programm has included fairy tale hours, craft projects and special exhibitions on the history of puppet theatre.
The permanent exhibition on the history of puppet theatre includes puppets owned by the supporting association as well as puppets that are on loan - mainly from the Kaspari collection.
The museum is financed by donations and admission fees.
Adults 2,- €
Teenagers from 13 years 1,- €
Free admission for children up to 12 years.
No discounts for groups, the unemployed, pensioners or other persons entitled to a reduction.
Guided tours for groups up til 20 persons by appointment 25,- €
Children are invited to try out some puppet theatre techniques. There is a little stage with rod puppets that have dangling limbs. Like marionettes they are worked from above the stage. In addition, there is a basket with moving-mouth puppets and hand puppets.
Work sheets on puppet making, Technical literature on puppet theatre / puppet making / the history of puppet show.
Responsible body of the museum is the Pole Poppenspäler Förderkreis e. V.
Arriving by car
The museum is situated in the Husum palace.