Education and communication

The Sorbian Museum has entertaining exhibits and exciting projects for visitors of all ages.

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To the history of the Sorbs

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Childhood and school in the past

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On the tracks of Sorbian legends

In a short time travel we explain the history of the Sorbs, language differences, costumes and customs. It is also taught, how it feels to live as a minority, to speak two mother tongues and to use them in the everyday life.

In the students cabinet the students become active themselves. So getting to know the Sorbian language becomes a children’s game.

 Suitable for: primary school, secondary school / grammar school and special school children

We want to adventure the life 150 years ago, how children lived in the past, which toys they had and which tasks they solved. With several exhibits we want to “sense” the time of our grandparents.

Fitted with stylus, pen and ink the children learn to use the old handwriting and with the help of sayings, rhymes and songs the sorbian language is brought closer to the children.

Furthermore the children get to know a lot about school life in the 19th and 20th century.

Suitable for: pre-school, primary school, secondary school / grammar and special school children

This program leads at first through the permanent exhibition, where the children can search for the hidden legendary figures. The respective legends and fairy tales will be presented for this. After this everyone can draw his own favorite character.

Suitable for: pre-school, primary school, secondary school / grammar school and special school children.

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What pictures tell us

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Sorbian personalities and national identity

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An adventurous city tour

In the gallery of the Sorbian Museum we select pictures, which appeal to us. We try to describe them with word and sounds and retrace them.

Who invents the best short story about his picture?

Suitable for: pre-school, primary school, secondary school / grammar and special school children

As an entry, the course of the Sorbian national movement is presented. In a presentation and in free work the students get to know important personalities like for example Schmoler, Mucke, Mirtschink, Grollmuß and Bart-Ćišinski.

Also included are exhibits, books, quotes and music from this time.

Suitable for: secondary school and grammar school

Tracing in the old city of Bautzen – get know the city again!

At certain places the history comes alive by mastering tasks and answering questions.

Suitable for: primary School, special school, secondary and grammar school


There are family tours for the special exhibitions.

Special needs education

For the visually impaired and deaf-mutes with a trained escort.

Themed tour

Through the special exhibitions and particular aspects of the permanent exhibition.

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Coffee at three o’clock

Afternoon activities for adults

Museum education 

Ones in each quarter on a wednesday, the Sorbian Museum invites all those who are interested to coffee at three o’clock. After a short entertaining lecture on a typical seasonal theme or an exceptional object of the collection, you can exchange thoughts and memories while enjoying a cup of coffee and cake. This is a good opportunity for all to learn something new about the museum’s work and visit the current special exhibition.

4,50 € including coffee and cake.



Shape of words

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Using old printed works as well as handwritings as patterns, the participant gets to know former scripts.
In the next step, one can paint single words, sentences, textparts with a brush and ink. Thopugh, it is possible to realize own ideas.
By inscenating space und the way of „illustrating“ the participant is meant to understand writings as a matter of language as well as soemthing figurative.
The major concern is to recognize the figure, the shape of words as a unit.
That way interest for old documents and handwritings shall be evoked.

Material fee: 1€ pP (Admission + 1 €)



About mills and sorcerers

As mill apprentice or miller respectively, we learn a lot about Krabat, the Black Miller and mills. We go on the way, to find out about Krabats life and will grind grain.

Krabat - A myth presented

More then 300 years agot the officer and gentleman Johann von Schadowitz lived at the princes court in Dresden an served four prince electors. His exciting life and the transmission to to national hero and sorbian sorcerer gets presented.

The shadow of Krabat

The literary figure of Krabat turns up in a lot of popular stories. We compare the real person with the popular figure and want to have a guess about real and fictional life situations. At the end we get to know, how the silhouette-film „Sedmy rapak” (The seventh raven) was made.

1,5 – 2 h

Guided tours with an interactive part.
Every programme can be adapted to the age of the children/ pupils.

Please note:
For organizational reasons, please inform us if more than 10 children will be attending the event. This number is only for orientation, but basically the number of participants should be at least 8 children / students plus assistants / teachers. In principle, a programme will take 60 – 90 minutes. Individual arrangements can also be made. Children from the district of Bautzen enter free of admission. An extra charge can apply for certain materials that are used during the relevant event.

For information on the content or the organisation of the museum’s educational programmes, please contact our assistant, Mrs. Monika Oschika – phone +49 (0)3591-270870-28 or send an email to