Clemens Sels Museum Neuss Permanent exhibition

Cultural history

Der Blick in die Dauerausstellung zur Ur- und Frühgeschichte zeigt Fundstücke aus der Steinzeit, die in Vitrinen ausgestellt sind

Evidence of cultural history in Neuss is permanently exhibited in two separate spaces.

Archaeological finds from the pre-Roman and Roman history of Neuss are presented in the basement. They range from stone tools from the Ice Age to late antique glassware. All the finds on display were found in the area of the city of Neuss. Weapons and equipment of the soldiers from the Roman garrison of Novaesium are a special focus. In addition to eating and drinking utensils made of clay, glass or bronze and evidence of Roman religions such as figurines of gods, ancient written evidence from Neuss is also exhibited. A highlight consists of the only two completely preserved gravestones of soldiers from ancient Novaesium.

The medieval and early modern history of Neuss is presented in the Obertor. The exhibition features everyday objects such as cooking, eating and drinking utensils as well as furniture and paintings. Late medieval weapons finds, which ended up in the ground during the siege of Neuss by Charles the Bold in 1474/75, are a special highlight. A separate room is dedicated to the veneration of St. Quirinus, the patron saint of the city of Neuss. In one of the side towers of the Obertor, children can playfully explore medieval Neuss.

Ein Blick in die Dauerausstellung zur römischen Geschichte im Untergeschoss zeigt Fundstücke

Permanent Roman history exhibition in the basement

Permanent Roman history exhibition in the basement

Ein Blick in die Dauerausstellung zur römischen Geschichte im Untergeschoss zeigt Fundstücke
Ein Blick in die Dauerausstellung zur römischen Geschichte im Untergeschoss zeigt Fundstücke, im Hintergrund ist der Nachbau einer römischen Wohnstätte zu sehen

Permanent Roman history exhibition in the basement

Permanent medieval history exhibition in the Obertor

Blick in die Daueraustellung zur Stadtgeschichte im Obertor
Ein Blick in die Daueraustellung zur Stadtgeschichte im Obertor zeigt den Quirinusschrein

The Quirinus shrine, one of the highlights of the permanent medieval history exhibition in the Obertor

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