+++ Recommendation to wear medical or FFP2 masks: Since April 3, 2022, the known corona safety measures no longer apply. In view of high incidences, we strongly recommend continuing to wear a medical mask or FFP2 mask while visiting our exhibitions for the protection of our guests and employees. The wearing of masks continues to be mandatory during guided tours. +++
March to October: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
November to February: Wednesday to Sunday 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
The Research Museum is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. We open on all other holidays - even if they are Mondays or other workdays.
In 2022, the Research Museum will be open on Easter Monday, as well as on Whit Monday, Reformation Day and Boxing Day.
From direction Magdeburg/Berlin
Leave the A2 at junction 63 Marienborn / Helmstedt. Follow the B1 towards Helmstedt and then turn onto the B244 towards Schöningen. In
Schöningen take the L652 towards Hötensleben - the Schöningen Research Museum is on the left.
By public transport
You can reach Helmstedt by train. From Helmstedt train station take the bus (line 370 direction Schöppenstedt train station) to Schöningen ZOB. Coming from the west via Hannover or from the south via Göttingen, take the train via Braunschweig to Schöppenstedt. From Schöppenstedt take the bus (line 370 direction Helmstedt Krankenhaus) to Schöningen ZOB. From Schöningen ZOB, take bus line 395 to the "Paläon" stop.
You can find the connections at:
With the electronic travel planner (www.efa.de) you get a personal timetable how to reach the Forschungsmuseum Schöningen by public transport.
From Schöningen ZOB, you can reach the museum on foot in about 20 min.
From the direction Braunschweig/Hannover
Leave the A2 at junction 61 Helmstedt-West and follow the B244 towards Schöningen. In Schöningen take the L652 towards Hötensleben - the Schöningen Research Museum is on the left hand side.
By bike or on foot
Schöningen is located in the Elm-Lappwald Nature Park, through which numerous (bicycle) hiking trails lead. Details about these can be found at www.elm-lappwald.de or at www.schoeningen.de/sport_und_freizeit/wandern_im_elm. The town is also located on the Berlin-Hameln bike path, the scenic and well-developed bike connection between the capital and the Pied Piper town.
Bicycle racks are located on the upper section of the site next to the "Paläon" bus stop and in front of the Café and Bistro zum Elmsee.