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Foto: Alexander Schippel © Samurai Museum Berlin
© Micaela Mau
Foto: Alexander Schippel © Samurai Museum Berlin
Foto: Mario Heller © Samurai Museum Berlin
Foto: Alexander Schippel © Samurai Museum Berlin
© Micaela Mau
Installation view Samurai Museum Berlin, 2022
Foto: Alexander Schippel © Samurai Museum Berlin
Installation view Samurai Museum Berlin, 2022
Foto: Alexander Schippel © Samurai Museum Berlin
Foto: Alexander Schippel © Samurai Museum Berlin
Foto: Alexander Schippel © Samurai Museum Berlin
Foto: Mario Heller © Samurai Museum Berlin
Foto: Alexander Schippel © Samurai Museum Berlin
Foto: Alexander Schippel © Samurai Museum Berlin
Foto: Alexander Schippel © Samurai Museum Berlin
Foto: Alexander Schippel © Samurai Museum Berlin

The Samurai Museum Berlin, since 2022 at its new location in Berlin-Mitte, is the first museum in Europe dedicated exclusively to the culture and history of the Samurai. It houses the largest collection of authentic samurai artifacts outside Japan and is based on the private collection of entrepreneur Peter Janssen.

over a thousand objects from the 8th to 19th centuries, ranging from armor to woodblock prints, attest to the extraordinary artistry of the samurai. Originally soldiers in the service of the emperor and noble families, the samurai rose to become the leading class of Japan in the 12th century. The warriors' thoughts and actions were characterized by a strict code of honor.

The museum offers unique insights into the way of life, art and traditions that shaped feudal society in Japan for over a thousand years. Interactive installations guide visitors through samurai culture, explaining, for example, the rituals of the tea ceremony. Temporary exhibitions explore the long-term influence of the samurai on contemporary culture outside Japan as well.

At the former museum site in Dahlem's Villa Clay, a Research Center of Samurai Culture is open to experts from all over the world for exchange.


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Opening hours,

  • Monday-Sunday 11:00 - 19:00
  • 1. January closed
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December closed
  • 26. December closed

Location,

Auguststraße 68, 10117 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 62 97 56 35

Website,

www.samuraimuseum.de

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 12,00 €

Flexticket (without time slot): 16,00 € for adults, 12,00 € for under 18s

Reduced price 8,00 €

Reduction for children from 6 to 18 years, trainees/community service workers/students/conscripts (each up to 27 years), ArtCard, Berlinpass

Free admission
ICOM, IAA, Press, Berlinpass BuT, children under 6 years.

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Exhibitions

Sylwia Makris: The 7 Virtues, Chugi (Loyalty) Man, 2021
©  Sylwia Makris

Sylwia Makris: The 7 Virtues

Foto: Mario Heller © Samurai Museum Berlin

Peter Janssen Collection

Events

Digital

Tickets

Admission price

12,00 €

Flexticket (without time slot): 16,00 € for adults, 12,00 € for under 18s

Reduced price

8,00 €

Reduction for children from 6 to 18 years, trainees/community service workers/students/conscripts (each up to 27 years), ArtCard, Berlinpass

Free admission
ICOM, IAA, Press, Berlinpass BuT, children under 6 years.

Family ticket

Click here for information about Family ticket.

Buy ticket

Services

  • Museum Shop

Accessibility

Visiting the exhibition is 98% possible with a wheelchair or walker (the only exception is an installation). There is a lift in the house to get to the first sock. Please give the appropriate indication at the cash desk. Currently, all participants are working on making the offer accessible to as many visitors as possible.

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