Bayerisches Schulmuseum

An Overview of the Historiy of Education

The Bayerisches Schulmuseum is located at Ichenhausen manor. The museum offers an overview of the history of schooling that goes all the way back to antiquity. The main focus of the exhibition, however, is on the history of schooling in Bavaria since the 19th century. A historical classroom will transport you back in time to school life in the early part of the 20th century, and interactive stations allow visitors to discover something new but also brush up on the old material.

Bayerisches Schulmuseum Ichenhausen
Schlossplatz 3–5
89335 Ichenhausen
+49 8223 6189

Homepage Bayerisches Schulmuseum (in german)
Lehrerfigur im Foyer copyright Rico Grund

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday closed

The Bayerisches Schulmuseum Ichenhausen is located in the old manor and adjacent buildings. Next to the permanent exhibition, the museum offers temporary exhibitions on a regular basis and its modern studios offer visitors the opportunity for practical group work.

1 November 2024
24 /25 / 31 December 2024
1 January 2025

One hour guided tour:

EUR 6.00 per person for groups with less than 10 paying participants
EUR 60.00 fixed rate for groups with at least 10 paying participants

Two-hour guided tour – with historical lesson or workshop:

EUR 8.00 per person for groups with less than 10 participants
EUR 80.00 fixed rate for groups with at least 10 participants

Registration under +49 8223 6189 or Email

Photography is generally permitted at the Bavarian School Museum and its special exhibitions. The use of a flash, additional lighting, tripods and selfie sticks is not allowed.

The permanent exhibition in the old manor and the historical classroom in the central building are accessible via a ramp.
All rooms in the new building can be reached by lift.


Category Museum and Exhibitions inkl. Sonderausstellung
Adults EUR 4.00 EUR 7.00
Children and young people* up to 18 years free EUR 2.50
Reduced EUR 3.00 EUR 4.00
Reduced for schools* EUR 2.00
Families EUR 18.00
* accompanied by a parent or guardian ** without guide

Please note that card payments are not possible.

Closed groups of visitors without a guide starting from 15 paying participants

Holders of the Bavarian Volunteer Card
Members of the German Museums Association


Special Exhibition at the Bayerisches Schulmuseum Ichenhausen

Kein Ende in Sicht quadrat

Special Exhibition



Hoerstation copyright Rico Grund

"Hooray the school is on fire"

Saal NS Zeit

School in the NS period

Schreibwerkstatt copyright Rico Grund

Workshop in writing


Baroque Room in the Old Manor

History of the branch museum

Physiksaal Detail

The Bavarian School Museum Ichenhausen was founded in 1984 as a branch museum of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum. The museum is located in in the centre of town in an old Baroque manor, which served as a school from 1860 until the 1960s. An extension built in 2002 houses the foyer and a venue for special exhibitions and events. In 2015, modern studios were added offering a space for workshops. The completely renewed permanent exhibition opened in autumn 2018.

Arrival & Contact

How to get there by car or train

With the car - parking facilities:
There are several parking spaces directly in front of the museum where you can park for three hours free of charge. You can also park for three hours free of charge in the underground car park on the Badberg with a parking disc. From there you can reach the museum on foot in one minute.

By train:
The train station in Ichenhausen is about five minutes' walk from the museum.

Deutsche Bahn


Bayerisches Schulmuseum Ichenhausen
Schlossplatz 3–5
89335 Ichenhausen


Contact person at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum:
Dr. Angelika Schuster-Fox

Contact person at the Bayerisches Schulmuseum Ichenhausen:

Johanna Haug
08223 4005-11