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Part of the Bach Archive in Leipzig at the Bosehaus on St. Thomas Church Square

Blick auf den Eingang zum Gebäude gegenüber der Thomaskirche in dem sich das Bach Museum und Bach Archiv mit Ausstellungen über den Komponisten befinden, Musikstadt Leipzig, Kultureinrichtung, Sehenswürdigkeiten
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The Bach Archive with its Bach Museum can be found in the Bosehaus. The building is considered one of Leipzig's most important Renaissance buildings. It is also one of the oldest preserved buildings on the southern side of the St. Thomas Church Square. The large permanent exhibition area gives you a view of the world of the St. Thomas Choirmaster and music director Johann Sebastian Bach with precious instruments, documents and works of art. 

Many of his most important compositions were composed in the 27 years Bach lived in Leipzig, including the famous St. John and St. Matthew Passion.

The Bach Museum offers a great programme for children of all ages with various museum educational activities for kindergarten groups and classes from primary and secondary schools, as well as projects such as the summer workshop.

Information

location Bach Museum Leipzig
Thomaskirchhof 15/16
04109 Leipzig
phone +49 (0)341 9137202
fax +49 (0)341 9137205
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Most of the exhibition areas are easily accessible for wheelchair users. Due to technical reasons, the large media table in the research laboratory is taller than 100 cm and cannot be lowered. The entrance to the film room is only 60 cm wide as a result of the historical structure. A sound room is separated from the adjoining exhibition rooms by soundproof felt curtains. Assistance from an accompanying person is required here. The supervisors are happy to help you enter this exhibit room. There is a space for a wheelchair user in the listening area. The listening station can be adjusted.

There is a tactile overview map of the Bach Museum in the museum foyer. The map provides information about the service areas, the tour of the exhibition and the sound, listening and touch stations, which have been set up for the blind and visually impaired and have Braille.

While the exhibition has no guidance system for people who are blind, guide dogs are welcome.

In the museum foyer you can also check out a free audio tour for blind and visually impaired people, which includes directions, for a deposit (identity card or the like). This audio guide is operated like an iPhone using the voice-over function. Please let us know before your visit if you would like audio guides for a larger group. We will be happy to get the devices ready for you.

We offer a "guided tour with touch" for groups. This educational museum programme allows visitors to explore replicas of historical musical instruments, copies of Baroque clothing, a bust of Johann Sebastian Bach and the original model of the famous Bach monument by Carl Ludwig Seffner using touch.

Guided tour with touch: reduced entry, plus € 2.00 tour fee per person; Accompanying persons receive free admission

People who are deaf or hard of hearing

You can check out a multimedia guide with a video tour in German sign language. The devices are issued free of charge for a deposit (identity card or another identification document).

The tour is also available in the Apple Store and the Google Play Store as a free app.

Users of hearing aids

Sound and listening stations are equipped with induction loops, and pictograms indicate the corresponding exhibition areas.

For the Bach Museum's audio tour you can borrow a neck loop, which transmits the tour directly to your hearing aid. The audio guides and neck loops are available free of charge for a deposit (identity card or the like). In order to be able to use the technology, your hearing aid must have a T-coil (set the hearing aid to the T or MT position). This audio tour is available in 10 different languages.

We offer an audio tour in plain language. You can choose between two different devices. Both are easy to use. Devices can be borrowed free of charge for a deposit (identity card or the like).

The tour is also available as an app. You can download them to your smartphone for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

Prices

LEIPZIG CARD / LEIPZIG REGIO CARD: Reduced admission price for Bach Museum and for all events of the Leipzig Bach Festival that are approved for discounts

Ticket presale for Leipzig Bachfest at all online presale ticket outlets, by phone on +49 (0)1806 562030 and online at www.bachfestleipzig.de

Here you can find more information about the Leipzig Bachfest.