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© Werkbundarchiv - Museum der Dinge. Foto: Armin Herrmann
© Werkbundarchiv - Museum der Dinge. Foto: Armin Herrmann
© Werkbundarchiv - Museum der Dinge. Foto: Armin Herrmann
© Werkbundarchiv - Museum der Dinge. Foto: Armin Herrmann
© Werkbundarchiv - Museum der Dinge. Foto: Armin Herrmann

The Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things (Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge) is devoted to the material culture of the 20th and 21st centuries shaped by industrial mass production. The core of the institution is formed by the archive of the German "Werkbund", an association founded in 1907 and made up of artists, industrialists and cultural politicians seeking to initiate fundamental reform ("Lebensreform") and a more modern-objective design of industrially manufactured products, architecture and living spaces. The major themes of the movement were quality, the appropriate use of materials, practicality, functionality and sustainability.
The Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things takes up a conscious position within this tradition and sees its task in material preservation and scientific documentation as well as in contemporary interpretation and reflection.
The museum has been collecting historically important design objects, items and archival material since the 1970s, with each item documenting our modern everyday life as it is affected by commodity culture. The museum currently has a collection of around 25,000 objects. It is located in a former factory building and functions as an open depot in which visitors have the opportunity to observe directly how the museum handles the collections on a space of roughly 500 square metres.

Opening hours,

  • Monday 12:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday-Wednesday closed
  • Thursday-Sunday 12:00 - 19:00

Currently, admission is only possible with an up-to-date negative Covid-19 test, and an FFP2 mask. You can find all exceptions to the obligation to present a test in our hygiene rules under https://www.museumderdinge.org/online-tickets#/
Please maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m from other persons at all times. It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask throughout the building. FFP2 masks are available at the museum ticket office.

  • 1. January closed
  • 24. December closed
  • 31. December closed

Location,

Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 92 10 63-11

Fax,

+49 (30) 92 10 63-12

Website,

www.museumderdinge.de

Email,

[javascript protected email address]

Prices,

Admission price 6,00 €

Reduced price 4,00 €

after showing the appropriate identification for: pupils aged 18 and over Trainees Students pensioners ALG I recipients Persons on military service Federal volunteers Handicapped persons (from 50 %) Members of the Deutscher Werkbund Berlin voluntary service card (Ehrenamtskarte)

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Exhibitions

© Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge; Entwurf: Grafisch

the early years

mart stam, the institute and the collection of industrial design

© Braun AG, Slg. Werkbundarchiv, A. Hermann

The Braun Idea

On the Corporate Identity of the Braun Company 1954 to 1972

Events

© Werkbundarchiv - Museum der Dinge. Foto: Armin Herrmann

Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things

Tour of Luck

How luck is found in things

Miscellaneous

Digital Service

Tickets

Admission price

6,00 €

Reduced price

4,00 €

after showing the appropriate identification for: pupils aged 18 and over Trainees Students pensioners ALG I recipients Persons on military service Federal volunteers Handicapped persons (from 50 %) Members of the Deutscher Werkbund Berlin voluntary service card (Ehrenamtskarte)

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Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Library
  • Archive

Accessibility

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