Admission is free. Before works can be made available to study, you need to present a valid identity card, passport or driving licence. It is usually not necessary to make a prior appointment. However, for conservation reasons, please note that some of our particularly valuable and fragile originals can only be viewed in exceptional cases and after consultation with the relevant curator or conservator. In such cases, or if you wish to research extensive collections or especially large-format works, please contact us in advance.
Reference library at the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings)
Works from the reference library at the Kupferstichkabinett can be consulted in the study room by prior appointment only. The library contains literature on prints and drawings from the Middle Ages to the present day as well as on codicology (the study of manuscripts) and illuminated manuscripts. Inventory: ca. 31,000 volumes, 6 periodicals.
The inventory of historical books (ca. 3,500 volumes, including 284 incunabula) is part of our art collection.
Tuesday to Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm
Closed Monday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays and between 24 December and 1 January.
Tue 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Wed 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Thu 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Fri 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Sat 11:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Sun 11:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.
Exhibition ticket "Nanne Meyer. Nothing But The Moment. Drawings"
6,00 EUR, Concessions 3,00
Combination ticket Temporary exhibition "Nothing But The Moment" + Gemäldegalerie
12,00 EUR, Concessions 6,00
Onlineshop: 11,00 EUR, Concessions 5,50
Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
from just 25,- EUR
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424242 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266422290
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424201
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266424214
Director: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schulze Altcappenberg
Deputy Director: Dr. Holm Bevers
Café and restaurant at the Kulturforum
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266428501
Bookshop Walther König