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Visitor information - Experience the Elementarium

Today, the Ponickauhaus is home to the exhibitions held by the Museum of West Lusatia Kamenz - the Elementarium. This is also where you will find the museum café, shop and library. 

Travel through 4.5 billion years!

To touch, test and take apart is key to the experience at the Elementarium. The adventure that is science starts here for children, families and experts! Travel through time – on the earthquake simulator, in the geological DIY centre, in mysterious archaeological digs and fascinating temporary exhibitions.


Opening hours + admission to the exhibitions

With a valid admission ticket, you can visit the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions located in the Elementarium.

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Getting to the Elementarium - permanent collection and temporary exhibitions

The Elementarium is situated in the Ponickauhaus in the centre of Kamenz, close to the market square (Kamenzer Markt). You will recognise it easily from its yellow baroque facade.

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A museum for everyone

ALL visitors are welcome to our museum: families with small children, older guests, wheelchair users, guests with cognitive, hearing and visual impairments

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Museum garden

Although the museum’s garden is not very big, it stands out among other botanical gardens. When it was laid out between 1960 and 1970, the garden was already defined as a Tertiary “reference garden”.

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Café in the Ponickauhaus

Take a break from your visit to the museum or just give yourself a treat in the museum café, where you can refuel, browse through a book from the shop, or simply relax and take it easy for a while.

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The museum shop in the Elementarium

You can simply browse or ask for advice if there is something specific you are looking for. Children are just as likely to find something they like here as are sector experts and tourists. You can visit the museum shop without paying admission to the museum.

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Today, the Ponickauhaus is home to the exhibitions held by the Museum of West Lusatia Kamenz. It has its own turbulent history, dating back to the Middle Ages.

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