The Schöneberg Museum is a living regional museum for all generations, with rotating exhibitions on city and cultural history and a varied programme of events. It researches and publishes, organises readings, concerts and conferences, invites visitors to join in on walks around the city and in talks with contemporary witnesses. The villa dating from the Wilhelmine Period has several floors with exhibitions on topics combining political, social and everyday history. But it also takes its findings out into its urban quarter, putting history in focus in public spaces, cemeteries, the Town Hall, in schools and in cafés.
The Jugend Museum (Youth Museum), located in the same building, came out of the regional history work being done by the Schöneberg Museum and is aimed primarily at children and young people aged 10 to 18, but there are also programmes for pre-school children, families and people with special needs. The Youth Museum experiments with new forms of learning and encourages people to become active themselves as researchers both in the museum itself and in the wider city context, as well as in scenic play and creative design. Model projects are regularly developed for school classes, exciting interest in history and discussion of current topics.