Special Opening Hours during Public Holidays

On public holidays, generally the same opening times apply for the museums at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin as on Sundays. Special announcements are made for exceptions to this general rule, for example, at Christmas and New Year. Please check the website for more details closer to the date.

2017:
New Year
(Sun 1 January 2017)

  • all museums open from 12 o´clock in the daytime until usual time on sunday
  • Musikinstrumenten-Museum SIM closed


Easter

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Monday (14 - 17 April 2017): all museums open as usual on Sunday
  • Musikinstrumenten-Museum SIM Friday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday closed


May Day (Mon 1 May 2017)

  • all museums open as usual on Sunday
  • Musikinstrumenten-Museum SIM closed


Ascension Day
 (Thu 5 May 2017)

  • all museums open as usual on Sunday
  • Musikinstrumenten-Museum SIM 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Whitsun

  • Saturday, Sunday, Monday (3 – 5 June 2017): all museums open as usual on Sunday
  • Musikinstrumenten-Museum SIM Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday closed


German Unification Day
(Tue 3 October 2017)

  • all museums open as usual on Sunday
  • Musikinstrumenten-Museum SIM 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Reformation Day (Tue 31 October 2017)

  • all museums open as usual on Sunday

Christmas Eve (Sun 24 December 2017)

  • all museums are closed
  • Musikinstrumenten-Museum SIM closed

Christmas Day (Mon 25 December 2017)

  • all museums open as usual on Sunday
  • Musikinstrumenten-Museum SIM closed


Boxing Day (Tue 26 December 2017)

  • all museums open as usual on Sunday
  • Musikinstrumenten-Museum SIM 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


New Year's Eve
(Sun 31 December 2017)

  • open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Pergamon Museum and Neues Museum
  • all other National Museums are closed
  • Musikinstrumenten-Museum SIM closed


2018:
New Year
(Mon 1 January 2018)

  • all museums open from 12 o´clock in the daytime until usual time on sunday
  • Musikinstrumenten-Museum SIM closed


Library of Art History at the Kulturforum
Catalogue and reading room opening hours

  • Sat 23 December - Tue 26 December closed
  • Wed 27 December - Fri 29 December 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 30 December - Mon 1 January 2018 closed


Study room opening times

  • Sat 23 December - Tue 26 December closed
  • Wed 27 December - Fri 29 December 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 30 December - Mon 1 January 2018 closed

 

Kupferstichkabinett
Study room opening times

  • Sat 23 December - Mon 1 January 2018 closed