4,000 works of art from 3,000 years presented over more than 4,000 square metres with famous masters and one of the most significant collections of old art, the museum – one of the oldest in the whole of Europe – seduces visitors with art pleasure at the highest level.
The foundation stone for today’s famous collection of old art was laid by Herzog Anton Ulrich of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. In addition to numerous old masters, such as Rubens and Vermeer, he also acquired antique objects, ornate furniture and East-Asian objects, for example Japanese lacquer works, which are even today still renowned throughout Europe and beyond.
During the course of the largest cultural building project in Lower Saxony in recent decades, the museum building from the 19th century has been completely renovated from 2009 to 2016. Freed from subsequent installations and equipped with the latest technology, the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum is re-opened.