Bauhaus Archive Museum

The Bauhaus Archive Museum of Design, in Berlin, collects art pieces, items, documents and literature which relate to the Bauhaus School (1919–1933), one of the most influential schools of architecture, design, and art of the 20th century and puts them on public display. The Bauhaus Archive was founded in Darmstadt in 1960. Walter Gropius and other members of the Bauhaus movement gave their support.

The collection grew so quickly that a dedicated museum seemed attractive and Gropius was asked to design it. In 1964, he produced plans for a new museum in Darmstadt, on the Rosenhöhe, which was prevented by local politics. The Senate of Berlin was however ready to supply both space and money for the project. In 1971 the Bauhaus Archive moved to temporary accommodation in Berlin. Modifying the plans for the location beside the Landwehrkanal, political decisions and financial restrictions delayed things. The foundation stone was finally laid in 1976 and the building was ready by 1979.

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Bauhaus Archive Museum


Admission Charges

Saturday, Sunday and Monday 7 € / 4 €
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 6 € / 3 €

Free admission for members of the Bauhaus Archive Association.

Group discounts for 10 persons or more, max. 25 persons:
4 € / 3 € per person, including the audioguide for the permanent exhibition on the Bauhaus.
Prebooked groups of pupils or students: 1,- € per person.
Please note: Group rates must be payed as one.

An audio tour is included in the price of admission.
Audio guides for the permanent exhibition on the Bauhaus are available in:
English, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, German


By Underground

U-Bahn Nollendorfplatz

By Bus

100, M29, 187 and 106 Lützowplatz

By Car

Parking: Free parking is available for Museum visitors


Relax in the Bauhaus Cafe

The Bauhaus cafe is a central meeting place for visitors to the Bauhaus Archive as well as from the surrounding area. The menu offers a delicious variety of small dishes such as salads, sandwiches and soups, as well as main courses and an alternating dish of the day. Our friendly and attentive service team also serves homemade cakes and a large selection of cold and warm beverages. In addition to interior seating, ample outdoor seating is available in fair weather on the terrace, which is also equipped with inviting deckchairs. On weekends, visitors can order a tasty breakfast or take advantage of the popular bauhaus_brunch events. More information on brunch dates in combination with guided tours can be found in the respective exhibition events programe.

Opening hours: daily 10 am–5 pm, closed Tuesdays

Upon request, the Bauhaus Cafe can also be booked as a venue for special occasions and group events. Food and refreshments can be provided by our service team, which also offers a catering service.


0049 30/254 002-62

Opening Hours

Opening/Consultation hours


Wednesday to Monday 10am – 5pm, closed on Tuesday

Library and collection of documents

Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm


Monday to Thursday 9am – 3.30pm, Friday 9am – 2pm

Bauhaus Shop

Wednesday to Monday 10am – 5pm, closed on Tuesday


Wednesday to Monday 10am – 5pm, closed on Tuesday

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