Freundeskreis Puppenmuseum Falkenstein in der Villa Karl Schneider e.V. (Friends of the Puppenmuseum Falkenstein in the Karl Schneider Villa) is the name we have given to the supporters’ association which was founded in December 2005. Its purpose is to support and promote the museum in its realisation of special exhibitions, publications and other activities. Besides this, members thereby also contribute to the preservation of this protected historic building.

With their commitment, the friends and sponsors express their attachment to this exceptional building and its unique location, as well as their interest in the museum’s outstanding collection.

Nowadays, a living museum could not get by without private support. As important as it is that state-run institutions receive financial support, private cultural initiatives that receive no public funding also need supporting.

Particularly in Hamburg, private patronage of the arts can boast a long tradition.

Members of our “Freundeskreis” are granted year-long free admission to the permanent collection as well as to all special events.

The cost of a single membership is 35 Euro, while family membership costs 50 Euro.