Altes Museum (Old Museum)

Berlin Museums - Altes Museum

The Altes Museum is one of several internationally renowned museums on Museum Island in Berlin.

Since restoration work in 1966, it houses the Antikensammlung (antique collection) of the Berlin State Museums. The museum was built between 1823 and 1830 by the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the neoclassical style to house the Prussian royal family's art collection. The historic, protected building counts among the most distinguished in neoclassicism and is a high point of Schinkel's career. Until 1845, it was called the Königliches Museum (Royal Museum). Along with the other museums and historic buildings on Museum Island, the Altes Museum was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

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Admission ticket

10,00 Eur Reduced 5,00
9,00 Eur Reduced 4,50

Area ticket

18,00 Eur Reduced 9,00
17,00 Eur Reduced 8,50

Annual Pass National Museums in Berlin
Ab 25,- EUR

Free Entrance to Altes Museum with Berlin Pass
FREE use of Public Transport covering zones A, B and C with Berlin Pass

Official Website

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By Underground & Trains

U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S1, S2, S25 (Friedrichstraße)
S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt)

By Bus

TXL (Staatsoper)
100, 200 (Lustgarten)
147 (Friedrichstraße)
By Tram
M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben)
M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt)


Altes Museum is Disabled accessible

Cafe at the Altes Museum
Mrs. Bassenge
Tel.: 0049 030 2090 5251

Bookshop Walther König
Tel.: 0049 030 2200 2036

Opening Hours

Opening Time
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 20:00
Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

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