Education and outreach

How did the Roman emperors rule their empires? Who were the Etruscans? What kinds of celebrations did people have in the ancient world? Objects that illustrate ancient life and thought – including amphorae that were used as prizes in sporting competitions, masterful portrait busts, everyday objects, as well as statues of the gods – invite visitors to embark on voyages of discovery through the history, art, and culture of the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans.
To enhance your exploration of these ancient worlds, the museum provides audio guides, guided tours, workshops, and other activities. In addition, media stations provide background information, and private tours can be booked – you can select both the time and the topic.

Children also have numerous ways to actively explore the museum’s collection: They can uncover the stories of the gods and heroes, try on ancient clothing, learn from Aphrodite how people in the ancient world dressed and adorned themselves, take a turn playing ancient games, and even create mosaics. They can dive into the world of ancient Greek theatre or unravel the mystery of why Emperor Hadrian had tombs built for his horses.

Offers for

Visitor entrance

Am Lustgarten
10178 Berlin

Full access for persons with mobility impairment is possible via the service entrance (please ask for porter for assistance).

Getting there

U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt)
Tram M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt)
Bus TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Lustgarten); 147 (Friedrichstraße)<p><strong>Low-carbon public transport connections</strong><br /><a href="" target="_blank">Local traffic</a><br /><a href="" target="_blank">Long distance</a></p>

Tel 030 - 266 42 42 42 (Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm)

Due to the modernization of our booking system, you may currently experience delays when trying to reach our staff on the telephone.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Postal address:
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
10117 BerlinGermany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266425101
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266425102

Director: Prof. Dr. Andreas Scholl
Temporary Deputy Director: Dr. Martin Maischberger


Postal address:
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
10117 BerlinGermany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 2664254 01
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266425402

Director: Prof. Dr. Bernd Kluge
Deputy Director: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weisser

Café at the Altes Museum
Mrs. Bassenge
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 3230

Bookshop Walther König
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 2200 2036