Since 1982 the Museum Sinclair-Haus has presented alternating exhibitions focusing on the multi-faceted relationship between humankind and nature. The interdisciplinary exhibitions and events explore possibilities of perceiving, understanding and reflecting nature as mirrored by the arts. Thus, the Museum illuminates the connections and interdependencies of nature, culture and science, revealing new perspectives on their interactions.
Since 2017 the Museum has been part of the Nantesbuch Foundation. In its two places of action, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe and Nantesbuch (in Upper Bavaria), the Foundation offers spaces and formats for the sensuous experience and interdisciplinary exploration of art and culture as well as nature and landscape. The organization’s mission is to contribute to a society living in harmony with its natural and diverse cultural foundations, which acts with a sense of responsibility and respect, based on insights. Art and nature offer decisive impulses for building such a society.
The exhibitions at the Museum Sinclair-Haus are accompanied by events such as lectures, readings, concerts and experimental formats, both live and digitally. Guests from science and the arts are invited to complement the exhibitions through multiple thematic aspects and forms of expression.
Aesthetic education is central to all activities of the Museum Sinclair-Haus. A team of artists and arts educators develops a programme for each exhibition inviting all visitors, whether they are children or adults, to participate in multi-faceted educational activities. Interdisciplinary events combine visual art, science, music, literature and dance, opening new spaces for thought and action. Cooperations with schools, universities and other educational institutions are a fixed element of education at the Museum Sinclair-Haus.
Today’s exhibition space is located directly next to the Palace in Bad Homburg. It was built in 1708 as a residence for Elias Neuhof (1724-1799), a councillor to the government of Hessen-Homburg. In 1978 the building was about to be demolished. At the initiative of the entrepreneur Herbert Quandt, it was purchased by the Altana AG, restored and named for Isaac von Sinclair (1775-1815). Sinclair was a diplomat and writer who was born in Bad Homburg and was a close friend of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843). Since 1982 the Museum Sinclair-Haus has shown alternating exhibitions of German and international art of the 20th and 21st century, with a special focus on the subject of “nature”. Since 2017 the Museum has been part of the Nantesbuch Foundation for Art and Nature, which was founded in 2012 by the entrepreneur Susanne Klatten.
Since May 19:
Tue–Fri 2–7 pm
Sat, Sun, public Holidays 1–6 pm
(Whitsun Monday 1 pm–6 pm)
Regular 5 € (reduced 3 €)
Admission is free for children and teenagers up to the age of 18
and for everyone on Wednesdays.
For holders of the “Kulturpass” 1 €
Free admission for holders of the “MuseumsuferCard” and “ICOM Card“