Explore the Deutsches Museum from Home

By Google Arts & Culture

Deutsches Museum, Verkehrszentrum (Transportation Museum) on the Theresien-Höhe by Deutsches MuseumLeibniz Association

The largest museum of science and technology in the world, the Deutsches Museum has around 28,000 exhibited objects and welcomes over 1.5 million visitors per year. Located on an island in the Isar River, right in the heart of Munich, the museum was founded way back in 1903 and has grown to become the biggest in the city. 

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As one of the most important science and technology museums in the world, the Deutsches Museum has been extensively photographed and much of the building is available to view online. This means you can explore the museum’s most fascinating exhibits, and learn about the history of science and technology, all without leaving the comfort of your own home.  

The History of Aviation

The museum’s Old Aeronautics Hall features a fantastic exhibition on the history of aviation. From stories of the earliest pioneers to artefacts from the heyday of airships and balloons, the exhibition charts man’s attempts to conquer the skies and travel by air.

See the only surviving example of the Standard Type A series aeroplane that first took the Wright Brothers into the air in 1903. Find out how zeppelins were invented, built and enhanced and see examples of the very earliest hot air balloons from the late 18th century.

Machine tools

The invention of powered tools and machines allowed countries around the world to completely transform their economies. This exhibition tells the story of how tools were first developed and how they gradually became mechanised and industrialized. 

Take a look around to learn about the origins of machine tools and see examples of some of the most iconic and transformative tools and machines ever developed. The exhibition takes visitors right up to the present day with an array of modern tools on display.

Marine Navigation

Before planes, cars and trains shrank the world, ships were the main link between continents and civilisations. In the Marine Navigation exhibition, you can see some beautiful examples of sailing ships, passenger ships and other types of vessel. You can also find out how these boats were made and how they were navigated to the far corners of the Earth. 

In the Life on Board area of the exhibition, you can have a look inside a real fishing boat to see the crew’s quarters and learn where the catch was kept. There’s also a recreation of an emigrant ship, complete with passengers, giving you a taste of what life was like for those leaving for the New World. 


The discovery, extraction and manipulation of metal has had a huge impact on the development of culture and civilisation around the world. From the earliest tools of the Bronze Age to today’s hyper-refined machines, metal has helped us to conquer our surroundings create the world we live in today. 

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition to learn about the history of metals and the metal shaping processes utilised over the years. Find out how metals are extracted and refined and see some of their most important and innovative applications. 

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