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

The Altes Museum (Old Museum), built from 1823 to 1830 according to the designs of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, is one of the most important buildings of Classicism. With a clearly articulated outer form and a precise inner structure based on Greek antiquity, Schinkel corresponded to Humboldt's idea of opening the museum to the public as an educational institution.

The monumental order of the 18 fluted Ionic columns, the wide-span vestibule, the rotunda - an explicit reference to the Roman Pantheon - and finally the open staircase are architectural elements that until then had only been reserved for stately buildings.

Originally created for all of Berlin's art collections, the Altes Museum has housed the Antikensammlung since 1904 and, in the meantime, parts of the Münzkabinett. Between 1943 and 1945, the building burned down and was severely damaged. The reconstruction lasted until 1966.

Opening hours,

  • Monday-Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday-Friday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Please refer to the information bundled on this page to plan your visit.

  • 9. May 2024 10:00 - 18:00
  • 19. May 2024 10:00 - 18:00
  • 20. May 2024 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

Telephone,

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-un…

Email,

[javascript protected email address]

Prices,

Admission price 12,00 €

Museum Island + Panorama 24,00 €

Reduced price 6,00 €

Museum Island + Panorama: 12,00 €

Children and young people up to the age of 18 are admitted free of charge.

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Exhibitions

Büsten von Kleopatra (50-30 v. Chr) und Julius Cäsar (1-50 n. Chr.)
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius

Ancient Worlds. Greeks, Etruscans and Romans

Amazonen im Kampf mit Griechen, Detail, Attisch rotfigurige Pelike, um 400–390 v. Chr.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius

Goddesses and Consorts

Women in Ancient Myth

Events

Veranstaltung im Alten Museum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt, 2015

Altes Museum

Ancient highlights in the Altes Museum (in English)

Guided Tour

Veranstaltung im Alten Museum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt

Altes Museum

Göttlich!

Statue eines jungen Mannes (sog. Betender Knabe), Bronze, Ende 4./Anfang 3. Jh.v.Chr.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius

Altes Museum

Antike Highlights im Alten Museum

Guided Tour

Veranstaltung im Alten Museum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Altes Museum / Valerie Schmidt

Altes Museum

Vom Selfie zum Kaiser: Selbstporträts

Museumstaschen – Materialien für Familien

Workshop

Workshop im Alten Museum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Marcus Glahn

Altes Museum

Porträtzeichnen!

Workshop

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Works in the Google Art Project

Tickets

Admission price

12,00 €

Museum Island + Panorama 24,00 €

Reduced price

6,00 €

Museum Island + Panorama: 12,00 €

Children and young people up to the age of 18 are admitted free of charge.

Yearly ticket

Click here for information about Yearly ticket.

Member of Museumspass Berlin

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

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Services

Service Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Accessibility

Mehr zur Barrierefreiheit bei mobidat.net

Audioguides

In German, English.

Nearby

Büsten der Kleopatra VII. (3. Viertel 1. Jh.v.Chr.) und des C. Iulius Caesar (1. Hälfte 1. Jh.n.Chr.)
© SMB, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius
Büsten der Kleopatra VII. (3. Viertel 1. Jh.v.Chr.) und des C. Iulius Caesar (1. Hälfte 1. Jh.n.Chr.) © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius

Art Museum

Antikensammlung

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Blick auf die große Freitreppe der James-Simon-Galerie
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Foto: David von Becker

Exhibition house

James-Simon-Galerie

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Museumsinsel Berlin Ostseite, Eingang
© SMB. Foto: Achim Kleuker

Art Museum

Neues Museum

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Zierbleche auf rekonstruiertem Trinkhorn aus dem Prunkgrab von Schwarzenbach. Antikensammlung, Berlin
© Wikimedia Commons. Foto: Einsamer Schütze

History Museum

Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Museum for children

Haus Bastian - Centre for Cultural Education

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Alte Nationalgalerie (Detail). Museumsinsel Berlin, Bodestraße 1-3
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
Alte Nationalgalerie (Detail). Museumsinsel Berlin, Bodestraße 1-3 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse

Art Museum

Alte Nationalgalerie

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