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.
Full access for persons with mobility impairment is possible via the service entrance (please ask for porter for assistance).
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)
Tue 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Wed 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Thu 10:00 - 20:00 o'clock
Fri 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Sat 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Sun 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Opening Time on Holiday under Plan your visit
Upper floor open from 11 a.m.
Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424242 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266422290
Tel.: 030 / 266425101
Fax: 030 / 266425102
Direktor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Scholl
Kommissar. Stellvertretender Direktor: Dr. Martin Maischberger
Tel.: 030 / 266425401
Fax: 030 / 266425402
Direktor: Prof. Dr. Bernd Kluge
Stellvertretender Direktor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weisser
Café at the Altes Museum
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 2090 5251
Bookshop Walther König
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 2200 2036