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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Foto: Maximilian Meisse
Kunstgewerbemuseum Kulturforum, Berlin-Tiergarten © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Foto: Maximilian Meisse
© SMB, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Achim Kleuker
Blick in die Modegalerie © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Achim Kleuker
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunst-gewerbemuseum / Stephan Klonk
Damenkleid ›robe à la française‹. England, um 1765. Seide, Silber; Länge Manteau: 151 cm, Länge Rock: 100 cm, Länge Stecker: 35 cm © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunst-gewerbemuseum / Stephan Klonk
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Fotostudio Bartsch
Gießgefäß in Form eines Elefanten. Christoph Jamnitzer, Nürnberg, um 1600. Silber, gegossen, vergoldet, teilweise bemalt; Höhe: 43 cm © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Fotostudio Bartsch
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Arne Psille
Zwei Glastüren. César Klein (Entwurf), Berlin. Ausführung: Firma Puhl & Wagner - G. Heinersdorff, Berlin, 1919. Farbiges Glas, teilweise bemalt, verbleit; Höhe: 269 cm © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Arne Psille
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Saturia Linke
Fernsehgerät HF1. Herbert Hirche (Entwurf), Stuttgart, 1958. Ausführung: Braun AG, Frankfurt/Main, 1959/60. Kunststoff, Stahl, lackiert; Höhe: 91 cm, Breite: 90 cm © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Saturia Linke

The Museum of Decorative Arts (Kunstgewerbemuseum) is the oldest of its kind in Germany. It houses world-famous examples of European arts and crafts from the early Middle Ages to the present day as well as outstanding collections of fashion and design, including magnificent reliquaries made of gold and precious gemstones, exquisite vases of glass and porcelain, finely embroidered textiles, ornate inlaid furniture and complete sets of wall panelling such as the Chamber of Mirrors from Schloss Wiesentheid, as well as classic examples of modern industrial design. The permanent and special exhibitions hosted by the Museum of Decorative Arts can be seen at two locations in Berlin: at the Kulturforum near Potsdamer Platz and in the picturesque setting of Köpenick Palace on an island on the river Dahme.

In the Baroque palace of Köpenick the Kunstgewerbemuseum presents examples of interior design from the 16th to 18th centuries. The museum at the Kulturforum was completed in 1985 to designs by Rolf Gutbrod, one of the leading German architects in the 1960s. Gutbrod’s trademark is that he allowed structural elements of his buildings to remain clearly visible. The museum is conceived as a ‘constructed landscape’ and together with its greenery makes reference to the adjacent Tiergarten park. While the building has a closed appearance from the outside, it welcomes visitors on the inside with an open stairwell and generous exhibition spaces. Visitors are encouraged to focus completely on the remarkable exhibits in the collection and to wander from one level to the next.

The Kunstgewerbemuseum offers visitors a comprehensive presentation across two floors of the museum, featuring the great accomplishments of European design and the decorative arts spanning the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods to Jugendstil and Art Deco. An entire exhibition space is dedicated to classic design. Visitors can also admire a gallery of fashion with an extensive exhibition of costumes and accessories from the 18th to 20th century.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Friday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

The 2G rule applies to visits to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. This means that admission to the museums is only possible with a digitally readable vaccination or recovery certificate. Please show your digitally readable certificate together with a valid photo ID at the entrance control on site.

The visit is only possible with a medical or FFP2 face mask as well as with a time slot ticket, which should be booked online in advance: www.smb.museum/tickets.

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

  • 1. January 12:00 - 18:00
  • 1. May 11:00 - 18:00
  • 3. October 11:00 - 18:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December 11:00 - 18:00
  • 26. December 11:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December closed

Location,

Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-un…

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 8,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 16,00 €

Reduced price 4,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 8,00 €

Exhibitions

© Kunstgewerbemuseum / Saturia Linke

Rococo Worlds

New presentation of the porcelain and faience collection

© [projektor_berlin]

Utopia Cultural Forum. KGM:landed!

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum

SLOW

Slow Design for Fast Change

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Achim Kleuker

A Home for Art, Fashion and Design

© Sammlung Würth, Foto: Philipp Schönborn, München

Illustrious Guests

Treasures from the Kunstkammer Würth in the Kunstgewerbemuseum

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek

How to Dior

Christian Dior and His Successors

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek / Dietmar Katz

Chairs. Dieckmann!

The forgotten Bauhäusler Erich Dieckmann

Events

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Achim Kleuker

Museum of Decorative Arts

The Museum of Decorative Arts

Guided Tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / David von Becker

Museum of Decorative Arts

Draw fashion!

Get in the studio!

Workshop

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Online collections database SMB-digital

Tickets

Admission price

8,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 16,00 €

Reduced price

4,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 8,00 €

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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