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The Pergamon Museum was designed by Alfred Messel; its construction was overseen by Ludwig Hoffmann and lasted twenty years, from 1910 to 1930. A smaller building initially stood on the same site for a just few years before being torn down. It housed the important excavation finds unearthed by the Berlin museums, such as the frieze panels from the Pergamon Altar, reclaimed from the earth in digs that lasted from 1878 to 1886. Inadequate foundations, however, soon resulted in the building becoming structurally unstable and it had to be demolished.

The new, larger Pergamon Museum was built as a three-wing complex. The museum now houses three of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s collections: the Collection of Classical Antiquities, Museum of Ancient Near East, and the Museum of Islamic Art. The impressive reconstructions of massive archaeological structures – the Pergamon Altar, Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Mshatta Facade – have made the Pergamonmuseum famous throughout the world, with the result that it is the most visited museum at the Staatliche Museen and in Germany as a whole.

Since 2013, the Pergamon Museum has been undergoing staggered renovation work, devised by the Ungers architectural practice, as part of the Master Plan Museumsinsel. During the current stage of renovations, the hall containing the Pergamon Altar is closed since 29 September 2014 and is due to remain closed to the public until 2023. The north wing and the hall of Hellenistic architecture are also affected by the closure. The South Wing of the Pergamonmuseum, featuring the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Museum of Islamic Art, and will be open to the public during this time. 

Opening hours,

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

Attention: In the course of the renovation, the hall with the Pergamon Altar will remain closed until probably 2023. The north wing and the Hellenistic Hall are affected by the closure. The south wing of the Pergamon Museum with the Ishtar Gate, the Processional Way and the Market Gate of Miletus as well as the Museum of Islamic Art will remain open.

Visits are only possible with an FFP2 face mask and a time slot ticket booked online in advance.

Presentation of a daytime test result is no longer required to visit the museum 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,

Am Kupfergraben 5, Besuchereingang über James-Simon-Galerie, Bodestraße, 10117 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Website,

www.smb.museum/museen-un…

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 12,00 €

Pergamonmuseum Area Ticket Museum Island: 19,00 €, including "Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama" The Museum Island Ticket can be purchased online and at all ticket offices. An additional time slot is required to visit the individual museums, which can be booked free of charge: www.smb.museum/tickets.

Reduced price 6,00 €

Pergamonmuseum Area Ticket Museum Island: 9,50 €, including "Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama"

Exhibitions

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Teßmer

Dream and Trauma

Reopening of the Carpet Rooms in the Museum für Islamische Kunst

© Marlene Kettner

Trans-cultural Relations, Global Biographies – Islamic Art?

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius

Ancient architectures

Market Gate of Miletus

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum / Olaf M. Teßmer

Ancient Near East

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker

Islamic Cultures

© The Sarikhani Collection, London

Garden as a place of longing

Persian book illumination meets Berlin allotment idyll

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum

Nebuchadnezzar in socialism

The Museum of the Ancient Near East in the GDR

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Museum für Islamische Kunst

Gurbet Şarkıları – Songs from a Foreign Land

Music and Belonging between Turkey and Germany (1961–2021)

Events

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Valerie Schmidt

Pergamon Museum

Multaka: Meeting Point Museum of Islamic Art

Guided Tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Marcus Glahn

Pergamon Museum

Multaka: Meeting point Museum of the Ancient Near East

Guided Tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst

Pergamon Museum

Exhibition guide for children and families

A journey through the Museum of Islamic Art

Miscellaneous

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Marcus Glahn

Pergamon Museum

Short and crisp! - Talks in the Museum | Pergamonmuseum

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Valerie Schmidt

Pergamon Museum

Von Babylon bis Wüstenschloss: Details entdecken

Museumstaschen – Materialien für Familien

Workshop

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmsueum / Achim Kleuker

Pergamon Museum

Take five – Highlights of the Pergamonmuseum (in English)

Guided Tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmsueum / Achim Kleuker

Pergamon Museum

Take five – Highlights des Pergamonmuseums (in Deutsch)

Guided Tour

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Works in the Google Art Project

Tickets

Admission price

12,00 €

Pergamonmuseum Area Ticket Museum Island: 19,00 €, including "Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama" The Museum Island Ticket can be purchased online and at all ticket offices. An additional time slot is required to visit the individual museums, which can be booked free of charge: www.smb.museum/tickets.

Reduced price

6,00 €

Pergamonmuseum Area Ticket Museum Island: 9,50 €, including "Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama"

Yearly ticket

Click here for information about Yearly ticket.

Member of Museumspass Berlin

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Cafe

Service Telephone

+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Accessibility

Please note that the elevator is out of order until further notice.

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