Coffee, Tea and Co.

Discover Hamburg's World Cultural Heritage! Grippers, bales of rubber, coffee-sacks, sampling implements, pure cocoa and spices: The Speicherstadtmuseum is located on an authentic floor of a redbrick warehouse that is over a hundred and twenty years old (from 1888) where typical goods and tools collected from traditional warehouse companies and business premises of the warehouse district are exhibited. Historical photos and maps illustrate the social and economic changes of over a century in this worldwide unique historical monument that used to be part of the former free-port and is now part of Hamburg’s UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Further topics in the exhibition are: the architecture of the dockland warehouse district, coffee- and tea-trading as well as lighter-boating (supplying the warehouses with goods by transport on (cargo) barges). The “Speicherstadtmuseum” is a privately run branch of the “Museum der Arbeit” (Museum of Work).

All information boards in our exhibition include a summary in English for foreign visitors.


“Kaffeeklappe”—The Museum Café

The museum has a small café with a variety of hot and cold drinks and a choice of cakes.
Open during museum opening hours. Reservations can be made in advance.


The Museum Shop

The shop offers a wide range of gifts and exclusive merchandise inspired by the museum’s collection and its location including different teas, coffee, postcards, posters, mugs, tins and sweets. We stock a range of books, covering related topics such as local history, shipping, labour, tea, coffee and other luxury commodities, local language and guide books.


Guided tours

A guided walking tour through the Speicherstadt will give you an insight into the urban interaction of the Speicherstadt in direct contact with the new HafenCity and will focus on the history of the former free port district and its present role as part of Hamburg's UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. It will not only open your eyes to a wide range of details of the unique 19th century red-brick architecture, but is also a journey back in time that will make you perceive the authentic atmosphere of the former dockland area. The contrast of nature and technical perfection that complement one another, the power of the tides, the threat of storm-tides, the strength and the skill of the workmen are only some of the themes of the tour. To complete the impression the tour will also include the Speicherstadtmuseum.

We offer 60-, 90- and 120-minute tours on request. Please contact us well in advance to book a guided tour and to get to know about the conditions. Tours are available in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch and Chinese. Bookings:



The museum can be rented as a location for your private party or business event after opening hours. Please contact us for further information.


Opening hours

Mon—Fri 10am—5pm, Sat, Sun and bank holidays 10am—6pm

Mon—Sun 10am—5pm

Closed on Christmas Eve. Open also on public holiday Mondays.

Detailed information on opening hours can be found on our German website:

Booked guided tours and private tea- and coffee tastings are possible outside the opening hours.



5.00 € / reduced 3.50 € / (school) pupils 2.50 €
Under 6s are free.

4.00 € / reduced 3.00 € / (school) pupils 2.00 €

Discounts apply to groups of 10 or more people. For groups, e.g. from nursery schools, we reserve the right to charge the reduce admission of 2.00 € per person for children under 6 years of age.

WE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING REDUCTION CARDS: Hamburg Card, Niedersachsen Ticket, Hamburger Ferienpass (holiday pass), Turbopass.

REDUCTIONS apply for students (up to the age of 30 years), trainees, volunteers engaged in the FSJ (gap year for social voluntary work), unemployed persons and those receiving social assistance. By "pupils" we mean pupils at schools of general education.



Außenstelle Museum der Arbeit
Am Sandtorkai 36 / 20457 Hamburg
Tel. 040 – 32 11 91 / Fax 040 - 32 13 50


How to get here

The closest tube station is “Baumwall” (U3). It is a 5-minute walk from there to the Speicherstadtmuseum (Cross the bridge „Niederbaumbrücke“ and follow the road Am Sandtorkai past the Hanseatic trade centre. The Speicherstadtmuseum is situated in the first historical red-brick warehouse in Block L on the left-hand side.) The distance between the museum and the bus stops Am Sandtorkai (Metrobus 6) and Am Kaiserkai (Bus 111) is 100 meters.

The Speicherstadtmuseum can also be reached by car. Parking in front of the museum is only possible at the weekend. During weekdays the car park Conti, Am Sandtorkai 6-8 or the car park at Rödingsmarkt are recommended. Coaches can stop in front of the Speicherstadtmuseum for drop off only! Long-term parking for coaches is available near “Binnenhafenbrücke” or at St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken.