Museum for Primeval and Ancient History of Thuringia

Museum for Primeval and Ancient History of Thuringia (Sylvia Engel)

  

The Museum of Thuringian Pre- and Ancient History showcases treasures from 400,000 years of Thuringian history. The exhibition focuses on the latest architectural findings with regard to settlement, economic and social history. The walk around the museum takes you from the Ice Age right through to the Middle Ages and leads you past valuable original artefacts, fascinating models, life-sized replicas and installations. Some of the museum’s highlights include the famous Homo Erectus finds from Bilzingsleben, the early Neanderthal remains from Weimar-Ehringsdorf, the magnificent Roman jewellery of the Germanic Princess of Hassleben and the opulent treasures buried with the “Lady of Ossmannstedt”. A number of interactive activities for all of the senses and a comprehensive programme of guided tours and workshops make the museum an excellent destination for young and old alike.

Certified in the period

January 2019 - December 2021

Accessibility certified People with walking disabilities People with hearing impairments Deaf people People with visual impairments Blind people People with cognitive impairments

Barrier-free information

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially barrier-free for people with walking disabilities".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report at the end of the text.

  • There are two marked parking spaces in the public traffic area for people with disabilities (parking space size: 250 cm x 500 cm, distance to the entrance: 50 m).
  • The distance from the bus stop "Posseckscher Garten" with lines 2/4/5/6/8 to the entrance is 60 m.
  • The car park and the outdoor paths to both entrances are easy to walk and drive on due to their surface quality, but the path from the car park to the entrance at the "Amalienstr." is not.
  • Both entrances are steplessly accessible (thresholds "Humboldtstr." 3 cm, "Amalienstr." 2 cm high).
  • All evaluated rooms that can be used by the guest are at ground level, accessible via a ramp or via the elevator.
  • The elevator cab measures 105 cm x 139 cm (width x depth).
  • All passageways/doors are at least 90 cm wide.
  • Access to the checkout/shop/toilet is via a 3 m long ramp with a 6% gradient. The height of the counter is 95 cm. There is an equivalent communication possibility while sitting.
  • In the exhibition there is a 3 m long ramp with 11% gradient at the Neolithic Age house.
  • The exhibits and the information on the exhibits in the exhibition rooms are mainly visible when standing and sitting.
  • Aids offered: stools for rent
  • Guided tours are offered for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users (groups up to 10 people). Seating is available. The entire route is steplessly accessible for wheelchair users. A reservation is necessary.

Public toilet for people with disabilities on the ground floor

  • The manoeuvring spaces are as follows:
    • right next to the toilet at least 90 cm x 70 cm, the toilet is not accessible from the left;
    • at the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin at least 150 cm x 150 cm.
  • There are handles on both sides of the toilet, the right handle can be folded up.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible and the mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • An alarm trigger is present as a button at a height of 80 cm.

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All test relevant areas meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially barrier-free for people with hearing impairment and deaf people".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report at the end of the text.

  • There is no alarm.
  • There is no audio induction loop.
  • In the elevator an emergency call is confirmed optically.
  • The exhibits in the exhibition rooms are generally well lit. The information on the exhibits is provided in written form.
  • For the exhibition a multimedia guide with a hearing loop and an audio guide in English and German are available.
  • Guided tours are offered for people with hearing impairment. Guided tours with FM systems are possible (e.g. headphones, neck ring loops). Guided tours for deaf people in German sign language are offered. A reservation for the guided tours is necessary.

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All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially barrier-free for people with visual impairment and blind people".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report at the end of the text.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed.
  • The entrance is visually rich in contrast.
  • There are no carousel or rotary doors.
  • All evaluated areas usable by the guest are well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • Operating elements are tactilely detectable everywhere and visually rich in contrast almost everywhere.
  • The paths in corridors can be detected tactilely everywhere and are visually rich in contrast almost everywhere.
  • There is an uninterrupted guidance system with floor indicators in the foyer.
  • In the elevator, the stopping position is not announced by speech (serves only 2 floors). An emergency call is confirmed visually, but not acoustically.
  • Staircases have high-contrast step surfaces and handrails. The first and last step have a visually contrasting edge to the horizontal and vertical step surface.
  • The exhibits in the exhibition rooms are generally well lit. The information on the exhibits is visually rich in contrast. There is acoustic and olfactory information about the exhibits. A tactile map is available.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic writing.
  • Guided tours are offered for visually impaired and blind people. For blind people, a guided audio tour in audio description with self-triggering listening stations with Sono Beacons and orientation instructions and a tactile map is offered. During the guided tours, exhibits are integrated for touching. A reservation is necessary.

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All test relevant areas meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - barrier-free for people with cognitive impairments".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report at the end of the text.

  • Name and logo of the museum are clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • The destination of the path is usually within sight. There is no uninterrupted guidance system.
  • There is no colored or pictorial guidance system.
  • The information on the exhibits is not provided in easy language or displayed with photorealistic representation.
  • Guided tours for guests with cognitive impairments are offered with an audio guide in easy language. The contents (e.g. exhibits) of the guided tour are easy to understand or are explained in a way that is easy to understand (e.g. pictorially). A reservation is necessary.

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