Opening hours

Please note:
The Art Museum and the Children's Museum are open from Tuesdays to Sundays at the usual times.
To ensure optimal conditions, all visitors will be required to wear a mask in the museum.
We will also be applying the safety and social distancing measures recommended for public spaces.

For your visit to the children's museum it is possible to book a time slot. Please call 073170502555 or write an E-Mail.

What to expect

The Edwin Scharff Museum is a place that welcomes art lovers and children alike.

You will find us at Petrusplatz in the centre of Neu-Ulm, only a ten-minute walk from Münsterplatz, the main square in Ulm.

Our museum is one with many different aspects. Our collections and special exhibitions occupy some 1500 square metres of exhibition space. Firstly, we have an important collection of the works of Edwin Scharff (1887–1955), born in Neu-Ulm and one of the major German sculptors of the first half of the 20th century. We also display the bequest of the abstract painter, Ernst Geitlinger (1895–1972). These two permanently displayed artists are supplemented by thematically related special exhibitions.

But there is also something else that is special about the Edwin Scharff Museum: the museum is complemented by a children's museum which happens to be also very popular with adults. Regulary we allocate about 500 square metres to a new exhibition that can cover any aspect of life. Here hands-on experimentation, play and discovery are explicitly welcomed and encouraged. The Edwin Scharff Museum is unique in Germany in allocating equal space to the children's museum and the presentation of art.



Opening Hours

Edwin Scharff Museum

Mon closed
Tue, Wed 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thur, Fri 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Special opening hours 2020/21

1.11. All Saint's Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

24.12. Christmas Eve closed
25.12. Christmas Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
26.12. Boxing day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
31.12. New Year's Eve closed

1.1. New Year's Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
6.1. Three Kings' Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

15.2. Carnival closed
16.2. Shrove Tuesday closed

2.4. Good Friday closed
4.4. Easter Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
5.4. Easter Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

1.5. May Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
13.5. Ascension Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

23.5. Whit Sunday 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. 
24.5. Whit Monday 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. 
3.6. Feast of Corpus Christi 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Edwin Scharff Museum
Petrusplatz 4
89231 Neu-Ulm


Regular 5 €        
(1 adult with the maximum of 3 children)

Family 9 €
(2 adults with the maximum of 6 children)

Please note: Children and teens up to the age of 18 are free of charge. However only a maximum of three children per adult is allowed to get access to the museum. 


Our whole house is wheelchair accessible.

Public transportation

Bus route 5 to Petrusplatz

Bus route 7 to Schützenstraße

By car

Please follow the road signs: Museen am Petrusplatz

Current Exhibitions


until 19.09.2021

An interactive hands-on exhibition for children and their families about architekture by humans and animals.

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Renée Sintenis

Pioneer of sculpture
until 17.01.2021

The exhibition presents one of the famous sculptress of the 1920s: She was said to be the face of the Weimar Republic and with her bobbed hair an idol of the “new woman”. With her small animal sculptures and her formal language, characterised by an impressionistic flicker of the surface design, she gains a reputation on a national and international level. Due to a generous loan by Sammlung Karl H. Knauf, Berlin this exhibition presents an extensive overview of her oeuvre with over 80 works.

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Permanent Exhibitions

The permanent collection in the museum presents sculptures, pictures and documents of Edwin Scharff and his contemporaries. Works by Ernst Barlach, Käthe Kollwitz and Wilhelm Lehmbruck complement the picture of the period and illustrate by direct comparison characteristic features of Scharff’s work.

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Ernst Geitlinger was an innovative painter throughout his life and is regarded as a pioneer of geometric abstract painting in Germany. The selection of works in the permanent Geitlinger Collection reveals how the artist increasingly moved away from representation to finally concentrating on pure relationships between form and colour.

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Stefan Wissel in dialogue with Edwin Scharff
19.05.2019 – 30.07.2023

At the invitation of the museum, Stefan Wissel explores Edwin Scharff's works and their presentation in the museum.

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Literary tour "Big secret time"

atelier at the Museum: In movement

Literary tour "Raging golden times. Through the 20s with Renee Sintenis"

Literary tour "Big secret time"

Guided tour "Renée Sintenis. Pioneer of sculpture"

Guided tour "Renée Sintenis. Pioneer of sculpture"

Introduction "Renée Sintenis. Pioneer of sculpture"

Guided tour "Renée Sintenis. Pioneer of sculpture"