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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
Altes Museum. Museumsinsel Berlin, Am Lustgarten © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
Altes Museum. Museumsinsel Berlin, Am Lustgarten © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse

Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Altes Museum, completed in 1830, is one of the most important buildings of the Neoclassical era. The monumental arrangement of eighteen Ionic fluted columns, the expansive atrium and sweeping staircase that invites visitors to ascend to the top, the rotunda adorned with Antique sculptures on all sides as a place to collect one’s thoughts and an explicit reference to Rome’s Pantheon: such signs of architectural refinement had previously only ever been seen in buildings designed for royalty and the nobility. The inscription on the portico reads: ‘Friedrich Wilhelm III has dedicated this museum to the study of all antiquities and the free arts, 1828’.  Today the museum houses the Collection of Classical Antiquities, showcasing its permanent exhibition on the art and culture of the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans. The Münzkabinett complements this sweeping overview of classical antiquity with its display of ancient coins.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
  • 1. January 12:00 - 18:00
  • 8. March 10:00 - 18:00
  • 1. May 10:00 - 18:00
  • 3. October 10:00 - 18:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December 10:00 - 18:00
  • 26. December 10:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December closed

Location,

Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-un…

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 10,00 €

Reduced price 5,00 €

Free admission for children and and young people up to the age of 18.

Exhibitions

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius

Ancient Worlds. Greeks, Etruscans and Romans

Events

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Ingrid Geske

Altes Museum

Eins zu Eins – Heute: Altes Museum

zu ausgewählten Objekten der Antikensammlung

Lecture, talk, Miscellaneous

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Altes Museum / Valerie Schmidt

Altes Museum

Ausstellungsbegleiter für Kinder und Familien

HERAKLES - Magazin für Kinder und Familien

Miscellaneous

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Works in the Google Art Project

Tickets

Admission price

10,00 €

Reduced price

5,00 €

Free admission for children and and young people up to the age of 18.

Yearly ticket

Click here for information about Yearly ticket.

Member of Museumspass Berlin

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Services

Service Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Accessibility

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Audioguides

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