List of museums and galleries in Berlin

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This is a list of museums and non-commercial galleries in Berlin, Germany.

Name Neighborhood Borough Area of Focus Summary
Abguss-Sammlung Antiker Plastik Charlottenburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Art website, plaster casts of sculptures from Ancient Greece, Rome and the Byzantine Empire
Academy of Arts, Berlin Friedrichstadt Mitte Art Located in Pariser Platz, offers exhibitions, concerts, debates, readings, film, theatre, and dance performances
AG Märkische Kleinbahn Lichterfelde Steglitz-Zehlendorf Railway Railway vehicles, exhibits about the history of Zehlendorfer Railway
Alice - Museum for Children Oberschöneweide Treptow-Köpenick Children's website, located in the FEZ Berlin
Allied Museum Dahlem Steglitz-Zehlendorf History Cold War history and roles of the Western Allies (US, France and Britain) in Germany between 1945 and 1994 and their contribution to liberty in Berlin
Alte Nationalgalerie Museum Island Mitte Art Part of the Berlin State Museums, gallery showing a collection of Neoclassical, Romantic, Biedermeier, Impressionist and early Modernist artwork
Altes Museum Museum Island Mitte Art Part of the Berlin State Museums, features antiquities - art and culture of the Ancient Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans
Animal Anatomical Theater of Humboldt University of Berlin Mitte Mitte Medical website, historic teaching auditorium for the veterinary school
Anna Seghers Memorial Centre Adlershof Treptow-Köpenick Biographical website, rooms where author Anna Seghers lived, operated by the Academy of Arts, Berlin Archive
Anne Frank Zentrum Mitte Mitte History Exhibit about Anne Frank and about antisemitism and intolerance in the present
Anti-War Museum Wedding Mitte History website, facts on the topics of war and peace, and features an original air raid shelter from World War II, weapons, war toys, peace movement
Archenhold Observatory Alt-Treptow Treptow-Köpenick Science Observatory and museum of astronomy
Bauhaus Archive Tiergarten Mitte Art Art pieces, items, documents and literature which relate to the Bauhaus School (1919–1933)
Beate Uhse Erotic Museum Charlottenburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Sex A museum of erotic art. Closed since September 2014
Berggruen Museum Charlottenburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Art Part of the Berlin State Museums, features, collection of modern art classics including Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, and Alberto Giacometti
Berlin Energy Museum Steglitz Steglitz-Zehlendorf Technology website, development of energy generation and supply systems, located in a former power plant
Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité Mitte Mitte Medical website, developments in medicine including the view of and into the body, patients, today’s medicine, pathological-anatomical specimens, microscopes, medical instruments; formerly the Pathology Museum of Rudolf Virchow
Berlin Musical Instrument Museum Tiergarten Mitte Music Musical instruments from the 16th-century onwards, located at the Kulturforum
Berlin National Mint Reinickendorf Numismatic website
Berlin Story Museum Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg History website, photos and artifacts about the city's history
Berlin Underworlds Museum Gesundbrunnen Mitte History website, history and tours of the city's underground systems including the bunker systems in Berlin’s subway system, recovered bombs and ammunition stores, Berlin’s pneumatic post system, breweries and blind tunnels
Berlin U-Bahn Museum Westend Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Transportation website, history of the city's subway system, located in the historical signal tower at the Berlin Olympiastadion station
Berlin Wall Memorial and Documentation Centre Mitte Mitte History Features the last piece of Berlin Wall with the preserved grounds, a documentation center with exhibits and a visitor center with film
Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Dahlem Steglitz-Zehlendorf Natural history Botanical garden and museum about plants and botany, botanical art
Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial Alt-Hohenschönhausen Lichtenberg Prison Former Stasi prison
Berliner DDR Motorrad Museum Mitte Mitte Transportation website, over 140 motorcycles, scooters and mopeds from East German manufacturers
Berlinische Galerie Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Art Berlin's visual art from 1945 on, including painting, graphics, sculpture, multimedia, photography, architecture and artists’ archives
Berlin-Marzahn Windmill (Bockwindmühle Berlin Marzahn) Marzahn Marzahn-Hellersdorf Mill website, reconstructed 19th-century windmill
Bezirksmuseum Marzahn-Hellersdorf Marzahn Marzahn-Hellersdorf Local website, local and cultural history of the district
BlackBox Cold War Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg History website, exhibition pavilion about the history of Checkpoint Charlie
Brecht Weigel Memorial Mitte Mitte Historic house website, last place Bertolt Brecht and Helene Weigel lived and worked, operated by the Academy of Arts, Berlin[1]
Britz Windmill (Britzer Mühle) Marzahn Marzahn-Hellersdorf Mill website, restored 19th-century windmill
Bode Museum Museum Island Mitte Art Part of the Berlin State Museums, features sculpture, Byzantine art, coins and medals
Boros Collection Mitte Mitte Art Contemporary art by international artists dating from 1990 to the present, located in a former air-raid shelter, tours by appointment
Bröhan Museum Charlotteburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Art Art and design including Art Nouveau, Art Deco and functionalism
Brücke Museum Dahlem Steglitz-Zehlendorf Art Collection of works by Die Brücke ("The Bridge"), an early 20th-century expressionist movement
Cell63 artplatform Neukölln Neukölln Art website contemporary art from the international scene
C/O Berlin Charlottenburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Photography website
Charlottenburg Palace Charlottenburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Historic house Restored palace with baroque and rococo interior and furnishings, porcelain collection, jewels
Checkpoint Charlie Museum Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg History History of attempts to cross the Berlin Wall out of East Germany
Computerspielemuseum Berlin Friedrichshain Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Amusement Cultural history of computer gaming
Daimler Contemporary Berlin Tiergarten Mitte Art website, contemporary art, located at Haus Huth at Potsdamer Platz
Dali Exhibition Mitte Mitte Art website, works by Salvador Dali including drawings, illustrated books, objects, sculptures, films
Das Verborgenes Museum Charlotteburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Art website, the "hidden" museum focuses on forgotten works by female artists, including works by women painters, photographers, sculptors and architects[2]
DDR Museum Mitte Mitte History Life of people living in East Germany
Designpanoptikum Mitte Mitte Art Surrealist museum of industrial objects
Deutsche Bank KunstHalle Mitte Mitte Art website, operated by Deutsche Bank, international contemporary art
Deutsches Currywurst Museum Mitte Mitte Food Dedicated to the German sausage currywurst
Deutsches Historisches Museum Mitte Mitte History History of Germany, German life and culture
Domäne Dahlem Dahlem Steglitz-Zehlendorf Agriculture website, includes historic manor house featuring exhibits on agriculture and nutrition, a 1920s merchant shop, butcher shop, food laboratory of the Imperial Health Office, exhibits about bees, working farm
East Side Gallery Friedrichshain Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Art Art painted on sections of the Berlin Wall as an international memorial for freedom
Ephraim-Palais Nikolaiviertel Mitte Multiple website, exhibitions of art, history and culture of Berlin
Ethnological Museum of Berlin Dahlem Steglitz-Zehlendor Ethnographic Part of the Berlin State Museums, features art, sculptures, objects and archaeological artifacts from Africa, Meso-America, Native Americans, South Seas cultures, ethnic minorities in Southeast-Asia
FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Local website, local history and culture, regional history on current issues
Fire Brigade Museum Berlin Tegel Reinickendorf Firefighting website
Forest Museum Grunewald Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Natural history website, animals and plants of the Grunewald (forest)
Forum Willy Brandt Exhibition Mitte Mitte Biographical website, life of Willy Brandt
Friedrichsfelde Palace Friedrichsfelde Lichtenberg Historic house website, located in Tierpark Berlin, restored 1800-period castle, exhibits about the castle and zoo history
Friedrichswerder Church Mitte Mitte Art Part of the Berlin State Museums, currently closed
Gemäldegalerie Tiergarten Mitte Art Part of the Berlin State Museums, features European painting ranging from the 13th to 18th century, located at the Kulturforum
Georg-Kolbe-Museum Westend Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Art House, studio and gardens of sculptor Georg Kolbe
German Museum for the Blind Dahlem Steglitz-Zehlendorf History website, history of the blind and visually impaired in Germany, Louis Braille and the development of Braille
German Museum of Technology Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Technology History of science and technology, including rail, maritime and aviation transport, photography, computers, Science Center Spectrum
German-Russian Museum Karlshorst Lichtenberg Military German-Soviet and German-Russian relations with a focus on the German-Soviet war from 1941-1945
Glienicke Palace Wannsee Steglitz-Zehlendor Historic house 19th-century palace, west wing also houses the Hofgärtner Museum about the life and work of the court gardener
Grünauer Wassersportmuseum Grünau Treptow-Köpenick Maritime website, history of water sports like rowing and sailing, includes rowboats, canoes, dragon boats, polo canoes, boat club artifacts, photographs
Gründerzeitmuseum at Gutshaus Mahlsdorf Mahlsdorf Marzahn-Hellersdorf Historic house website, features eleven fully furnished rooms dating from 1870 to 1900, the Gründerzeit
Hamburger Bahnhof: Museum of the Present Moabit Mitte Art Part of the Berlin State Museums, features contemporary art exhibits
Hanf Museum Berlin Nikolaiviertel Mitte Agriculture website, focus is cannabis, including its effects, cultivation, processing, and possibilities of use
Haus am Lützowplatz Tiergarten Mitte Art website, hosts six to eight exhibitions of national and international contemporary artists in all media
Haus am Waldsee Zehlendorf Steglitz-Zehlendorf Art website, platform for contemporary artists who live and work in Berlin and have already achieved significant international standing
Haus der Kulturen der Welt Tiergarten Mitte Art Located in Tiergarten Park, exhibitions of international contemporary art, with a special focus on non-European cultures and societies
Herzberge Boiler House Museum Lichtenberg Lichtenberg Technology website, restored boiler house that provided heat, warm water and electricity for a hospital complex, includes exhibits about the history of the Herzberge medical complex of the Königin Elisabeth Hospital
Hohenschönhausen Castle Alt-Hohenschönhausen Lichtenberg Art Restored manor house with exhibitions of art and culture
House of the Wannsee Conference Wannsee Steglitz-Zehlendorf History 1915 villa used for the Wannsee Conference of 20 January 1942, exhibits about the Holocaust in Germany
Huguenot Museum in the Französischer Dom Friedrichstadt Mitte Religious History of the Huguenots and the emergence of the French congregation in Berlin[3]
Humboldt Box Museum Island Mitte Multiple Exhibition space and viewing platform for the Berlin Palace - Humboldt Forum construction project and to inform the public about its future use
Jewish Museum Berlin Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Jewish History of the Jews in Germany
Jagdschloss Grunewald Grunewald Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Historic house website, Baroque palace with Dutch and German paintings from the 17th century
Jugend Museum Schöneberg Tempelhof-Schöneberg Children's website
Käthe Kollwitz Museum Charlottenburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Art Works by the German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945)
The Kennedys (museum) Mitte Mitte Biographical Lives of the American Kennedy family
Keramik-Museum Berlin Charlottenburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Art Contemporary and historic ceramic art
Knoblauchhaus Nikolaiviertel Mitte Historic house website, 18th-century town house
Köpenick Palace Köpenick Treptow-Köpenick Decorative arts Part of the Berlin State Museums, Baroque palace, houses decorative arts of the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods, outstanding masterworks in interior design from the 16th to 18th centuries
KPM World Tiergarten Mitte Ceramics website, KPM Royal Porcelain Factory tours, history and production of their porcelain
Kulturforum Tiergarten Mitte Multiple Part of the Berlin State Museums, collection of many museums, galleries and concerts halls
Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin Tiergarten Mitte Decorative arts Part of the Berlin State Museums, features European and Byzantine decorative arts, located at the Kulturforum
Kunsthaus Dahlem Dahlem Steglitz-Zehlendorf Art website, German post-war modernist art in East and West
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Art website, contemporary art, group exhibitions of themed exhibits relating to current social and cultural activity
Kupferstichkabinett Berlin Tiergarten Mitte Art Part of the Berlin State Museums, features prints and drawing, located at the Kulturforum
KW Institute for Contemporary Art Mitte Mitte Art Contemporary art exhibitions
Labyrinth Children's Museum Wedding Mitte Children's website
Liebermann Villa Wannsee Steglitz-Zehlendor Art Former summer residence of the German painter Max Liebermann, showcases his art
Lipstick Museum René Koch Wilmersdorf Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Fashion website, open by appointment, historic lipstick and makeup cases, celebrity photographs with kiss marks, advertising, costumes
MACHmit! Museum for kids Prenzlauer Berg Pankow Children's website
Marienfelde Refugee Center Museum Marienfelde Tempelhof-Schöneberg History website, history of the Marienfelde refugee transit camp and the history of flight and emigration in divided Germany
Märkisches Museum Mitte Mitte Local Culture and history of Berlin
Madame Tussauds Mitte Mitte Wax Wax figures of media celebrities, musicians, politicians, historical figures
MAGICUM - Berlin Magic Museum Mitte Mitte Magic website, magical practices and artifacts from all over the world
Martin-Gropius-Bau Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Art Modern and contemporary art and photography
me Collectors Room Berlin Tiergarten Mitte Art Changing exhibitions of contemporary art from private collections
Memorial to the German Resistance Tiergarten Mitte History Resistance to National Socialism from 1933 to 1945
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Friedrichstadt Mitte History Memorial and visitor center exhibits about the persecution and extermination of the Jews of Europe and the historical sites of the crimes
Mendelssohn-Remise Friedrichstadt Mitte Biographical website, history of the Mendelssohn family and the Fascists' forced liquidation of the former Mendelssohn & Co. bank
Menschen Museum Mitte Mitte Natural history website, museum by Body Worlds about the human body, features preserved human bodies
Military History Museum at Belin-Gatow Gatow Spandau Aviation History of the Luftwaffe of the German Armed Forces
Mitte Museum Wedding Mitte Local website, local history and culture, features themed rooms about everyday life in around 1900
Mori Ôgai Memorial Site Mitte Mitte Biographical website, life and work of author Mori Ōgai, part of the Japan Centre at the Humboldt University of Berlin
Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt Mitte Mitte History website, history of Otto Weidt's workshop for the blind and efforts to protect his Jewish workers in World War II
Museum Flat WBS 70 Hellersdorf Marzahn-Hellersdorf Historic house website, typical East German apartment with all furnishings made in East Germany
Museum in the Kulturbrauerei Prenzlauer Berg Pankow History website, everyday life in East Germany
Museum in the Old Waterworks Friedrichshagen Treptow-Köpenick Technology website, located in a former waterworks facility, history of the city's water supply, sewage disposal and waste treatment facilities
Museum for Architectural Drawing Mitte Mitte Architecture Historic architectural drawings, operated by the Tchoban Foundation
Museum for Communication Berlin Mitte Mitte Media website, origins, development and future of the information society including postal systems and telecommunications
Museum Lichtenberg Rummelsburg Lichtenberg Local website, local history, located in the former town hall
Museum Neukölln Britz Neukölln Local website, local history and culture
Museum of Architecture of the Technical University of Berlin Charlottenburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Architecture website, drawings, prints and photographs related to architecture, mostly by 19th and 20th century Prussian architects
Museum of Asian Art Dahlem Steglitz-Zehlendor Art Part of the Berlin State Museums, one of the largest museums of ancient Asian art in the world
Museum of European Cultures Dahlem Steglitz-Zehlendor Ethnographic Part of the Berlin State Museums, culture and cultural contacts within Europe from the 18th century to the present day, including costumes, handicrafts, folk lore
Museum of Film and Television Berlin Tiergarten Mitte Media History of film and television in Germany
Museum of Letters (Buchstabenmuseum) Printing website, emergence, production and history of typography, scripts and sign systems; closing site on November 1, 2015, moving to new location
Museum Pankow Prenzlauer Berg Pankow Multiple website, three sites: main museum of local history at Prenzlauer Allee 227; home on Heynstraße 8 depicts upper class life in 1900; house at Dunckerstraße 77
Museum Reinickendorf Hermsdorf Reinickendorf Local website, borough history and culture
Museum of Natural History Mitte Mitte Natural history Includes dinosaurs, fossils, minerals, German animals, geology, astronomy, shells
Museum of Photography Charlottenburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Photography Part of the Berlin State Museums, features photographs from the state collection and the Helmut Newton Foundation
Museum of Things Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Design Houses the collection of the Deutscher Werkbund, 20th and 21st century design for everyday objects
Museum of Unheard Of Things Schöneberg Tempelhof-Schöneberg website, collection of artistic, scientific and technical objects from the past and present linked by stories
Museumsdorf Düppel Zehlendorf Steglitz-Zehlendor Open-air website, recreated medieval village
Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre Niederschöneweide Treptow-Köpenick History Preserved former Nazi forced labour camp
Neue Kirche Friedrichstadt Mitte History Former church, features exhibit about the development of parliamentary democracy in Germany
Neue Nationalgalerie Tiergarten Mitte Art Part of the Berlin State Museums, features modern art with a focus on early 20th century, part of the Kulturforum
Neues Museum Museum Island Mitte Archaeology Part of the Berlin State Museums, features Egyptian art, prehistoric and archaeological objects, classical antiquities, development of prehistoric and protohistoric cultures, spanning from the Middle East to the Atlantic, from north Africa to Scandinavia
NGBK (New Society for Fine Arts) Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Art website, contemporary art exhibitions
Nikolaikirche Nikolaiviertel Mitte Religious Restored 13th-century church, site of many historic events in city history
Pergamon Museum Museum Island Mitte Part of the Berlin State Museums, features antiquities, Middle Eastern art and artifacts, Islamic art, Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin
Police History Collection Mariendorf Tempelhof-Schöneberg Law enforcement website, located in Berlin Police headquarters at Platz der Luftbrücke, includes uniforms, weapons, tools[4]
Program Mitte Mitte Architecture Exhibitions and programs about architecture
Puppet Theatre Museum Neukölln Neukölln Puppetry website, marionettes and theatrical puppets[5]
Ramones Museum Mitte Mitte Music Dedicated to the American punk rock band the Ramones
Red Cross Museum Friedenau Tempelhof-Schöneberg Medical website, history of the Red Cross, includes uniforms, insignia, medical kits, equipment
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg Charlottenburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Art Part of the Berlin State Museums, features surrealist art, traces the evolution of the art of the fantastic
Schloss Britz Britz Neukölln Historic house Restored 18th-century period manor house
Schöneberg Museum Schöneberg Tempelhof-Schöneberg Local website, local history and culture
Schönhausen Palace Niederschönhausen Pankow Historic house 18th-century Baroque palace
Schwules Museum Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Culture LGBT culture
Science Center Berlin Tiergarten Mitte Science website, operated by Otto Bock, movement of the human body and inventions that provide more mobility for people with physical impairments
Spy Museum Berlin Mitte Mitte History website, history of spying, secret agents and secret services
Spandau Citadel Spandau Spandau Military 16th-century Renaissance fortress, includes museum about the town's history
Sportmuseum Berlin Westend Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Sports website, located in Olympiapark, German sports history
St. Nikolai Spandau Church Museum Spandau Spandau Religious website, history and artifacts of the Protestant church including paintings, ceremonial artifacts, church records and documents
Stasi Museum Lichtenberg Lichtenberg History History of the political system of the former East Germany, located in the former headquarters of the Stasi
Steglitz Museum Steglitz Steglitz-Zehlendorf Local website, local history and culture
Tempelhof Museum Mariendorf Tempelhof-Schöneberg Local website, local history and culture
Topography of Terror Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg History Site of the headquarters for the Secret State Police, the SS and the Reich Security Main Office
Trabi Museum Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Automobile website, history of the Trabant
Tränenpalast: Palace of Tears Friedrichstadt Mitte History Former border crossing point for East Germans, impact of a divided Germany on people's personal lives
Villa Oppenheim Charlotteburg Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf History website, late 19th-century villa with museum about the regional and urban history of the district and Berlin's cultural history, 1908 art collection of the then independent city of Charlottenburg
Villa Thiede Zehlendorf Steglitz-Zehlendorf Art website, features paintings and graphic works early period of the Berlin Secession artists
Zehlendorf Museum of Local History Steglitz Steglitz-Zehlendorf Local website, local history and culture
Zille Museum Nikolaiviertel Mitte Art website, life and work of Heinrich Zille, including drawings, lithographs and photographs
Zweiradmuseum Kreuzberg Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Transportation website, historic motorcycles, sidecars, engines and bicycles

Defunct museums[edit]


  1. ^ "Brecht Weigel Memorial Centre". MuseumsPortalBerlin. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "'Verborgenes' Museum". Visit Berlin. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Huguenot Museum". Museums Portal Berlin. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Polizeihistorische Sammlung". Visit Berlin. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Puppentheater-Museum". Visit Berlin. Retrieved 14 October 2015.