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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 closed
  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

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

  • 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,

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Prices,

Admission price 10,00 €

Reduced price 5,00 €

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

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Exhibitions

Sogenannte Aphrodite Heyl, Detail
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius

Quantity and Quality

The World of Greek Terracottas

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

Events

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

Altes Museum

By far the best!

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Juliane Eirich

Altes Museum

In einfacher Sprache durchs Alte Museum

Guided Tour

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

Altes Museum

Göttlich!

Museumsinsel Berlin, Altes Museum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Altes Museum / Hans Christian Krass

Altes Museum

Tempel der Kunst - Meisterwerke der Antike 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

Miniatur-Schrein mit Figuren des Gottes Hermes und zwei Frauen
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius

Altes Museum

Den Farben der Antike auf der Spur

zur Sonderausstellung "Klasse und Masse. Die Welt griechischer Tonfiguren"

Guided Tour

Weibliche Sitzfiguren, 510–480 v. Chr.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Kramer

Altes Museum

Eins zu Eins

zur Sonderausstellung „Klasse und Masse. Die Welt griechischer Tonfiguren“

Das Alte Museum.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Maximilian Meisse

Altes Museum

Temple of Art: Masterpieces of the Ancient World at the Altes Museum (in English)

Guided Tour

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Works in the Google Art Project

Tickets

Admission price

10,00 €

Reduced price

5,00 €

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

Yearly ticket

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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

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Audioguides

In German, English.

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