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The House of European History is committed to disseminating European history knowledge and stirring public discussion on the enduring presence of the past in today's world.

Through the publications, visitors can discover insights into the museum workings, its philosophy and its content in a broader sense. In turn this extends the museum experience before and after an actual visit.

In this section you can explore the basics of the permanent exhibition in line with key developments in European history. Significant items in the exhibitions are explained through detailed descriptions and scholarly essays. 

We also provide a range of papers with contributions to debates and analysis on House of European History related topics.

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Restless Youth - Temporary Exhibition Publication

This exhibition looks at how, in the past 70 years, young people in Europe have gone from being a group to whom history happened, to a group that actually makes history. It presents four generations of such young people who came of age at key moments in the European story: the late 1940s, the 1960s, the 1980s and the 2000s....Read more

Creating the House of European History

This book is intended for the interested public and presents different phases in the development of the project, describing the challenges and problems, as well as the solutions we found. The House of European History has been open to a public and critical evaluation. The content of this book is contributing yet another view to the diverse current discussions on...Read more

Front cover of pocket guides with spiral

Pocket Guide

As you go through the main exhibition, you will notice that we do not tell you the story of each European nation. Instead, we want to explore how history has shaped a sense of European memory and continues to influence our lives today and in the future.

Front cover Interactions catalogue

Interactions - Temporary Exhibition Catalogue

In this exhibition we present the many different types of encounters — war, negotiations, trade, food, art, education — and use these as lenses through which to examine European history and the cultural heritage it has created.