Education and outreach
Who are the figures fighting in the Pergamon Altar’s battle of the gods and Giants? How did people live in the ancient city of Aleppo? What is a mušḫuššu? Where were the cities of the ancient world? And how have German excavations helped to reconstruct what daily life looked like in these bygone civilizations?
In exhibitions of the Collection of Classical Antiques, the Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Museum of Islamic Art, visitors can explore a world of ancient architecture, the cultural history of the Near East, and the art of Islamic cultures.
Audio guides, guided tours, workshops, and other activities provide background information and enhance visitors’ explorations of the museum. The museum also offers private guided tours. In booking your appointment, you can select a time as well as a topic that interests you.
Children are also invited to get to know these ancient cultures, whether through taking on various historical roles, trying out ancient technology, listening to stories about gods and heroes, or hunting for animals and mythical creatures within the exhibitions themselves.
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Please note: For technical reasons, the lift in the Pergamonmuseum is currently out of use. Wheelchair access in the museum is limited! We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
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 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Tue 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Wed 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Thu 10:00 - 20:00 o'clock
Fri 10:00 - 20:00 o'clock
Sat 10:00 - 20:00 o'clock
Sun 10:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
Extended opening hours for the Pergamonmuseum: open until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, from 5 up to 27 September.
During the current stage of renovations, the hall containing the Pergamon Altar will close on 29 September 2014 and is due to remain closed to the public until 2020. The last chance to view the Pergamon Altar before the room closure is Sunday 28 September 2014.
The north wing and the gallery of Hellenistic art are also affected by the closure. The South Wing of the Pergamonmuseum, featuring the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Museum of Islamic Art, remains unaffected and will be open to the public during this time.
Please note that due to construction and the high volume of visitors, longer waiting times may be experienced.
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.: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 5101
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 5102
Director: Prof. Dr. Andreas Scholl
Temporary Deputy Director: Dr. Martin Maischberger
Museum für Islamische Kunst
Tel.: 030 / 266 42 5201
Fax: 030 / 266 42 5202
Director: Dr. Stefan Weber
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 5601
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266 42 5602
Director: Prof. Dr. Hilgert
Deputy Director: Dr. Lutz Martin a.i.
Due to construction works the Café at the Pergamonmuseum is currently closed.
Buchhandlung Walther König