As from 18 June 2004, after nearly two years of refurbishment, the South Sea exhibition of the Ethnological Museum, with the collections 'Melanesia' and 'Australia' are once more open to the public. Built-to-scale Oceanic boats and houses bring the South Sea atmosphere to Europe, creating a true island world experience.
The island world of Melanesia is characterized by an extraordinary diversity of artistic expression, fascinating with its richness of colour and variety of types. The Australian collection illustrates the collection history of the region. Focal points include seafare, architecture, and crafts such as pottery. Through different media, the exhibition also brings to life social aspects such as money and exchange, images of the body, or the relationship between humans and animals. Original prints of pictures taken by the photographer J. W. Beattie let the world of Melanesia arise from the past in front of the visitor's eyes.
Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.
Please notice that the South Seas collection and the collection on the ethnology of North America (Indians/Native Americans) as well as the Junior Museum will be closed from January 11th 2016.
Admission ticket Museum Europäischer Kulturen
8,00 EUR Concessions 4,00
Museum Pass Berlin 3 days for permanent exhibitions
29,00 EUR Concessions 14,50
Annual ticket Classic
temporary exhibitions not included
50,00 EUR Concessions 25,00
Annual ticket Classic Plus
100,00 EUR Concessions 50,00
Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
from just 25,00 EUR