Dom-Museum at St. Peter’s Cathedral

The photo shows the archaeological finds in the Cathedral Museum in St. Peter's Cathedral.
Archaeological finds inspired the founding of a museum

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The Dom-Museum at St. Peter's Cathedral museum provides an insight into the 1200-year history of the cathedral, documents its construction, displays sacred works of art and the spectacular excavation finds from seven bishop's tombs.

Discover the Treasures of the Dom-Museum at St. Peter's Cathedral

The Dom-Museum at St. Peter's Cathedral marks the completion of a major cathedral restoration, in the course of which extensive archaeological excavations have provided new insights into the 1200-year history of St. Peter's Cathedral and uncovered medieval tombs with precious grave goods. The museum is housed in historic rooms next to the cathedral's high choir. The entry is free!

Archaeological Finds, Medieval Art and More

On the ground floor, archaeological objects such as foundation fragments of the old apse and a bishop’s sarcophagus from the 11th century can be seen. Al secco paintings, statues of the saints, stone reliefs from the 15th century, and photo documentation of the architectural history of the cathedral are also on view.

In a smaller, darkened room, objects found in seven medieval bishops’ graves - discovered during the archaeological excavation of the Cathedral’s central nave - are kept in light-protected display cases.

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In the extension section of the museum, which opened in 1995, the life-size painting "The Man of Sorrows" by Lucas Cranach the Elder catches the eye. It was donated to the cathedral in 1825. In an adjacent wall display case, loans from the Catholic parish of St. John's have found their place; this makes the Cathedral Museum's claim to be an ecumenical museum for Bremen's church history obvious. In another textile room, unusually well-preserved vestments from a bishop's tomb are on display.

Das Bild zeigt das Gemälde "Der Schmerzensmann" von Lucas Cranach d. Ä. im Doms-Museum im St. Petri Dom.

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