The Overseas Museum in Bremen (German: Übersee Museum Bremen) is a Natural History and ethnographic museum in northern Germany. In an integrated exhibition of Nature, Culture and Trading, the museum presents aspects of overseas regions with permanent exhibitions relating to Asia, South Pacific/Oceania, Americas and Africa. Since 1993, the building itself is protected by the monument protection act.[1]


In 1875, the collections of the Bremen Natural History Society became the property of the city of Bremen under the name "Municipal Collections of Natural History and Ethnography", the library of the society having been given to the city in 1872.



  • von Briskorn,Bettina 2000 Zur Sammlungsgeschichte afrikanischer Ethnographica im Übersee-Museum Bremen, 1841-1945 Bremen : Übersee-Museum Bremen, 2000. ISBN 978-3-929439-57-1

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