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Staatliche Museum Schwerin

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The special exhibit "The Menagerie of Medusa" was very interesting

We bought a combination ticket (15 Euros) that allowed entry to both the Schwerin Castle and this... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
ksufan88
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Wichita, Kansas
Mixed feelings

From the outside, this museum is fabulous but inside I found their art collection very similar and... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
DavidTAC
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Calgary, Canada
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Alter Garten 3, 19055 Schwerin, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

I seldom skip small, regional art museums. You usually find something interesting in them. That was true here. The paintings by Jean-Baptist Oudry were among them, especially the "exotic" painting of the world-traveling rhino! Audioguide was helpful. Spent between one and two hours here.

Thank KennethEast
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This museum boasts old and new art masters, but the new artist collection is small. That being said, there is a good representation of the sculptor Ernst Barlach and there is a full room of Marcel Duchamp’s work. The selection of Old Masters is considerably...More

Thank watercolourkay
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Schwerin collection is one of the more distinguished collections of the Dutch Masters. Their Carel Fabritius, The Sleeping Sentinel, is one of his most famous and oft studied paintings. Several other significant works. This museum's collection is the perfect size to enjoy without feeling...More

Thank Europelover2014
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The paintings on display are not very exciting Dutch old masters. However this museum is a must see because of the wonderful collection of Barlach sculptures. In one room are more of his work than you could ever hope to see. The attendant who was...More

1  Thank Eric_and_Dora
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We were disappointed to visit this Museum after our tour of the Castle. Dark and not very interesting. The museum should be in the Netherlands. a lot of Dutch art.

Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We bought a combination ticket (15 Euros) that allowed entry to both the Schwerin Castle and this museum which is just across the bridge. The Gallery of Old and New Masters was fine, but we thought the current special exhibit was the best part of...More

Thank ksufan88
Reviewed 12 October 2017

From the outside, this museum is fabulous but inside I found their art collection very similar and often, very dark. There were a few gems, like the twin Fran's Hals, the very large rhino painting, the weird piece that Rubens painted part of it and...More

Thank DavidTAC
Reviewed 8 June 2017

After visiting the schloss, the museum was a great disappointment -- just dark Dutch landscapes and portraits, nothing of interest! We never found the Cranach, Rembrandt, and Rubens our Michelin green guide listed -- and it rated it *, the same as the St. Annen...More

1  Thank Chandolin
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We checked out the whole museum including the museum store / cafe. Overall the Museum is offering a descent, but not spectacular collection of artwork of classic (starting about 17th. century) and contemporary periods. Very impressive was the presentation of a recent body of work...More

Thank RGerman
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The museum mostly displays Dutch Golden age art. In fact it has a surfeit of Dutch art on the walls. Not all of the works are of the highest calibre. For every Ruisadel, Claez, Hals, etc. there are a number of works by other artists...More

1  Thank Gerard_S77
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