SCHOTT Glass Museum und SCHOTT Villa

Journey through time: Technology and Innovation

For more than a hundred years, the scientists and engineers at SCHOTT have been developing new technologies and products with custom-made features in the area of special glass. The result: A multitude of often spectacular innovations for almost all areas of life.


This exciting history of product and technology development is on display at the SCHOTT Glass Museum. Visitors can also see how SCHOTT has been meeting the visions and challenges of the future with its special glass and other high-tech materials.

A reflection of German history

Otto Schott was one of the most important scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs of his time.
Visitor’s can gain insight into the many facets of his life’s work in the SCHOTT Villa, where he lived and worked.


Further exhibitions accompany the visitor on a journey through the company’s history which has been marked by separation and reunification, as well as its rise to an international technology group.

Current special exhibitions

24.03.2014 - 03.06.2014 Veronika Beckh and Gudrun Wiesmann –  Light and Shadow
24.06.2014 - 15.08.2014 A focus on industrial history at SCHOTT: photographs of the Unifok e.V.

Current special events

23.05.2014 Long night of Museums 2014
24.05.2013 Open house presentation at Carl Zeiss on the osaccion of 125 years Carl-Zeiss-Foundation
The SCHOTT GlasMuseum and the SCHOTT Villa are opened for this special occasion

Opening times:

Tuesday to Thursday: 01.00 pm until 05.00 p.m.

Group tours can be arranged outside of the normal opening times.

Admission free

Bus parking available

SCHOTT Glass Museum and SCHOTT Villa are accessible to wheel chair users.

SCHOTT GlasMuseum und SCHOTT Villa
Otto-Schott-Strasse 13
07745 Jena
 +49 (0)3641/681-5304
 +49 (0)3641/681-5201
Ute Haubold
Leiterin GlasMuseum und Unternehmensarchiv