In the coming years, an interim exhibition (“Building Site: History”) will give way to a modern permanent exhibition covering over 100,000 years of Thuringia’s cultural and regional history. Numerous exhibits bring times from prehistory right up to German reunification to life – from Neanderthal tools to an elegant, lacquered box containing a lock of hair belonging to the British Queen Victoria and right up to a symbolic coffin for the East German Socialist Unity Party (SED). Works of modern art by Hannah Höch and Marianne Brandt await visitors in the Eva Maria Dicken Cabinet.