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The Wende Museum

90230 Culver City, CA, United States of America (USA) (California)

Address 10808 Culver Blvd
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Heritage- or City Museum
  • Typewriter, calculating and coding
  • TV and image recording
  • Toys
  • Media
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Telephone / Telex
  • Computer / Informatic
  • Home Appliances

Opening times
Friday: 10am – 9pm; Saturday, Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Public Tours: Friday, Saturday: 1pm; Sunday: 1pm & 3pm

Status from 02/2020
Free entry.

Tel.:+1-310-216-16 00  eMail:info  


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Location / Directions
N34.011958° W118.404188°N34°0.71748' W118°24.25128'N34°0'43.0488" W118°24'15.0768"

Culver City is a city in Los Angeles County, California.

The Culver City station of the Los Angeles Metro Expo Line sits at the Culver Junction near Venice and Robertson Boulevards in Culver City. The Expo Line provides a light rail connection from Culver City to Downtown Los Angeles in the east and Downtown Santa Monica in the west.

The Wende Museum is located in Culver City’s arts and culture corridor near the intersection of Culver Blvd. and Overland Ave.

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

D: REMA, Fabrik für Trabant T6 (1961-65)


The Wende Museum of the Cold War is an art museum, historical archive, and educational institution in Culver City, California. It was founded in 2002 by Justinian Jampol, a native of Los Angeles and scholar of modern European history.


Wende (pronounced “venda”) is a German word that translates into English as “transformation.” It commonly refers to the era of uncertainty and possibility leading up to and following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.


The Wende Museum preserves Cold War history, inspiring a broad understanding of the period and exploring its enduring legacy. Named for the transformative period leading up to and following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the museum:

collects and preserves artwork, artifacts, archives, films, and personal histories from Cold War era Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union;

challenges and engages the public through experimental exhibitions and interdisciplinary programming inspired by the collection;

promotes rigorous scholarship, educates students, and stimulates general interest through lectures, symposia, and publications; and

illuminates the past and informs the present through creative collaborations with contemporary artists and designers.


The comprehensive collection focuses on four areas:

 1.  materials originating from East Germany, with more than 50% of the collection from the GDR;
 2.  items used in everyday life and holdings capturing lived experience;
 3.  materials that document "Wende Moments", or junctures in Cold War history marked by extreme change—beginnings, endings, and transformative events such as the formation of the Warsaw Pact, the fall of the Berlin Wall, German reunification, and the collapse of the Soviet Union; and 4 official and unofficial artwork.

The ever-increasing collection widely ranges from consumer products (e.g., computers, radios, records, toiletries, foodstuff) to works of art in all media (e.g., paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphics, photographs), iconic political symbols (e.g., statuary, medals, flags, uniforms, commemorative gifts), and archives — including a substantial gift from East German leader Erich Honecker's estate — and some 3,500 16mm documentary, animation, and educational films as well as home movies from the GDR. The museum contains large collections of furniture, flags and banners, commemorative plates, Communist folk art, menus, family albums, and design items.

The Wende Museum owns eleven original segments of the Berlin Wall, including ten pieces installed in front of 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, the longest stretch of the Wall outside Germany. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.