Altes Museum | © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Maximilian Meisse

Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Altes Museum, completed in 1830, is one of the most important buildings of the Neoclassical era. The monumental arrangement of eighteen Ionic fluted columns, the expansive atrium and sweeping staircase that invites visitors to ascend to the top, the rotunda adorned with Antique sculptures on all sides as a place to collect one’s thoughts and an explicit reference to Rome’s Pantheon: such signs of architectural refinement had previously only ever been seen in buildings designed for royalty and the nobility. The inscription on the portico reads: ‘Friedrich Wilhelm III has dedicated this museum to the study of all antiquities and the free arts, 1828’.  Today the museum houses the Antikensammlung, showcasing its permanent exhibition on the art and culture of the Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans. The Münzkabinett complements this sweeping overview of classical antiquity with its display of ancient coins.

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="http://www.greenmobility.de/berlin/museumsinsel/public-transport" target="_blank">Local traffic</a><br /><a href="http://www.greenmobility.de/berlin/museumsinsel/home?lang=en" target="_blank">Long distance</a></p>

Mon closed
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 times on public holidays Plan your visit
Upper floor open from 11 a.m.

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

 

Admission ticket Altes Museum
10,00 EUR, Concessions 5,00
Onlineshop: 9,00 EUR, Concessions 4,50
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Area ticket Museum Island Berlin
18,00 EUR, Concessions 9,00
Onlineshop: 17,00 EUR, Concessions 8,50
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Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
from just 25,- EUR
Annual Tickets

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424242 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266422290
service@smb.museum

Antikensammlung
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

Münzkabinett

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