The Future Museum, an offshoot of Munich’s Deutsches Museum, opened its doors in September 2021, inviting the public to consider what lies ahead for our planet, its cities, and ourselves. The Nuremberg-based museum was several years in the making, with planning beginning in 2014 that included lengthy discussion of how to best address the thorny questions that concern our future.
“There was a lot of political discussion before opening,” says Sebastian Linstädt, press officer for Deutsches Museum Nürnberg. “But it’s absolutely the time to deal with such subjects. We have tremendous challenges to master.”
The museum is located in a historic district with views of the Pegnitz River; inside is an expansive, industrial space that extends over three floors, with exposed concrete serving as a backdrop for the innovations on display. The exhibition area spans 3,000 square meters and addresses five key themes: Work and Daily Life, Body and Mind, City System, Earth System, and Space and Time.