Currently, only selected museums, exhibitions and institutes of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are open to the public. Read more

Education and outreach

The Visitor Services department coordinates the collaborative education work between schools and museums. Many Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin museums offer educational guided tours, workshops, and other events that are specifically tailored to the needs of different grade levels and school curricula on specific subject matter.

  • School students receive free entry to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin when participating in a supervised event. For every 10 students, one accompanying adult receives free entry.
  • There is generally a fee involved when booking exhibition talks, workshops or project days.
  • The museums must be notified in advance of all group visits. This also applies to school groups that organise their museum visit independently.

Guided tours, exhibition talks and workshops

Why did the Egyptians use a different kind of writing than we use? What do Surrealists dream about? What was life like in the Etruscan civilization? The Staatliche Museen can provide answers while simultaneously enhancing teaching plans. In accompaniment to many permanent and temporary exhibitions there are tours, workshops, and other events that are tailored to specific grade levels and curricula. Museum staff can also develop topics for tours or workshops that address specific wishes and special needs – within the framework of special projects, for example.

Teacher Training

Teacher training events create a space for professional exchange on museum topics and how to prepare to teach them. Training courses are designed to help teachers become familiar with museum exhibition concepts. Curators, museum staff, and museum educators introduce teachers to current exhibitions, present additional material that can be used at school or during museum visits, and provide information about museum services.

A course programme is issued for each school year.

Educational newsletter

Visitor Services regularly sends out an educational newsletter detailing current educational events offered for schools, after-school programmes, and day-cares as well as those events geared toward teachers and educators. Available upon request.