Gustav Museum is named after a native of Hamm - a businessman and philanthropist Gustav Lübke (1868-1925). In 1913, he began to provide material support to the town museum, three years later gave its extensive collection of art and history objects to it, and he took over as director. After Lübke's death in 1925, the museum was renamed in his honor. The exhibition is located in an unusual curved building, which was built in 1990 as per the design of Danish architects.
Lübke Museum boasts the largest Egyptian collection in the Ruhr area. There are also exhibits in the halls related to the history of Hamm, and an impressive collection of arts and crafts. Among the most popular items are ceramics by Pablo Picasso and unusual chairs designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. Paintings of famous German expressionist painters August Macke and Emil Nolde-are also worthy of interest.
There is a museum for children and youth in the same building. The topic of its expositions varies greatly-from architecture and technical achievements of ancient Rome to the detailed excursion into the life of rabbits and hares. All of them have a popular principle common in Germany’s children's museums: the exhibits can be touched, run, tested for the strength and sometimes tasted.