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Neues Museum, Ostseite, Eingang. Museumsinsel Berlin, Bodestraße 1-3 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
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Kolonnadenhof mit Blick auf Altes Museum und Neues Museum. Museumsinsel Berlin, Bodestraße 1-3 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Bernd Weingart
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The opening of the Neues Museum marked a key chapter in the history of 19th-century art, museum design, and technology. Designed by Friedrich August Stüler and built from 1843 to 1855, the building suffered severe damage during World War II, after which it was left as an abandoned bombsite. Emergency measures to secure the structure were only taken in the 1980s.

Painstaking restoration work got under way in 2003 and was undertaken by the offices of the British architect David Chipperfield. The building’s façade and interiors were carefully preserved, the scars of the war were not patched over but rather incorporated into the restoration of the landmarked building. What emerged was a restored historical building that is simultaneously a modern museum. Chipperfield thus managed to lend this extraordinary building and former ruin a unique and wholly authentic splendour.

The museum reopened its doors to the public in 2009 and combines geographically and thematically related exhibits pooled together from three separate collections at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: the collection of Egyptian art from the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection (Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung), of prehistoric objects from the Museum of Prehistory and Early History (Musuem für Vor- und Frühgeschichte), and of classical antiquities from the Collection of Classical Antiquities (Antikensammlung). This joint exhibition featuring exhibits of unparalleled breadth and diversity allows visitors to trace the development of prehistoric and protohistoric cultures, spanning from the Middle East to the Atlantic, from north Africa to Scandinavia.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Last entry

30 min. before closing

The visit is only possible with an FFP2 face mask and a time slot ticket booked online in advance.

The presentation of a daily test result is no longer necessary for the museum visit until further notice. Please refer to the information bundled on this page to plan your visit.

(Translated with DeepL)

  • 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 10:00 - 14:00

Location,

Bodestraße 1, 10178 Berlin

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-un…

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 12,00 €

Online-Tickets: https://shop.smb.museum/#/museum/56

Reduced price 6,00 €

Children and and young people up to the age of 18 are eligible for free admission.

Exhibitions

© Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari

Sardinien – Insel der Megalithen

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte / Claudia Plamp

Prehistory and early history

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung / Jürgen Liepe

Ancient Egypt

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte / Claudia Klein

Treasures from the Rhine: The Barbarian Treasure of Neupotz

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptische Museum und Papyrussammlung / Foto: J. Liepe

Soundscapes: Music in Ancient Egypt

© Römisch-Germanisches Museum/Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln

The Crown of Kerch

Treasures from the Dawn of European History

© SMB, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte / K. Göken
Schwerter und Lanze, Bronze. 9.-8. Jh. v. Chr., Stölln, Deutschland © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte / Klaus Göken

Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age

Events

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Juliane Eirich

Neues Museum

Kurz und knackig!

– Gespräche im Museum | Neues Museum

Miscellaneous

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Juliane Eirich

Neues Museum

Blick drauf: Museuminsel

Miscellaneous

Digital

Tickets

Admission price

12,00 €

Online-Tickets: https://shop.smb.museum/#/museum/56

Reduced price

6,00 €

Children and and young people up to the age of 18 are eligible for free admission.

Yearly ticket

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Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Cafe
  • Diaper changing table

Service Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Accessibility

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