Current Information for Visitors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

All Staatliche Museen zu Berlin venues are reopened to the public. Visits are only permitted with an medical mask or FFP2 face mask and a time-slot ticket purchased online: www.smb.museum/tickets. For the time being at least, visitors are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the museum. Participants of guided tours, workshops and other events in the museums’ indoor areas are required to present proof of a negative test result, of complete vaccination or of recovery. Please note the information bundled on this page to plan your visit.

Opening Hours of the Reopened Museums

Please refer to the information on the web pages Opening Hours and Special Opening Hours on Holidays.

Health and Safety Measures

For the time being at least, visitors are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the museum.

Visitors aged 6 years and over are required to wear a medical mask or FFP2 face mask in all indoor areas of the museums.

All staff members are required to wear a medical face mask.

Online Tickets and Time-Slot Tickets

Museum visits require a time-slot ticket which should be purchased online in advance: www.smb.museum/tickets.

Remaining tickets can also be purchased on-site, from the ticket desks at the museums.

Tickets may only be purchased up to 14 days in advance.

Children and young adults under 18; persons accompanying people with severe disabilities; holders of annual tickets, press, ICOM or DMB cards; and members of groups that support the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are requested to book a free time-slot online and to present corresponding ID upon admission without being asked.

Annual Tickets

All annual tickets that have been affected by the closures of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin have been extended to make up for the closure of the museums. The extension is automatic, there is no need to get a new ticket.

For enquiries about your annual tickets, please contact: jahreskarte[at]smb.museum.

Limited Number of Visitors

A cap on the maximum number of visitors allowed in each exhibition or other spaces within the museums has been set to control admissions and to ensure that distancing regulations are met. Maximum capacity at the museums is currently greatly reduced.

Shops & Cafés

The shops of the reopened museums are open Tuesday ‒ Sunday, 12 ‒ 6 pm. You can also order current publications and many other products about our exhibitions and collections in our webshop.

The outdoor dining areas at the James-Simon-Galerie, the Hamburger Bahnhof and the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg are now open, as well as the indoor and outdoor dining areas at Museum Europäischer Kulturen as well as Schloss Köpenick. All other cafés, bars and restaurants in the museums remain closed until further notice.

Events

Participants of guided tours, workshops and other events in the museums’ indoor areas are required to present proof of a negative test result, of complete vaccination or of recovery. In addition, visitors are required to wear a face mask covering the mouth and nose.

You can find public offers in our events calendar.

Since 15 July 2021, we have again been offering bookable guided tours for groups through the collections and selected special exhibitions of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Please note the information on guided tours by third parties and on the hygiene and security concept.

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are currently working to offer visitors even more services within the bounds of the regulations that are currently in force.  

Documentation of Attendance for Special Events and Tours

In order to protect visitors and to ensure rapid contact-tracing, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is obliged to document all participants attending special events and tours at the museums. Contact details of the participants are recorded.

At the start of the tour / special event you will receive a contact form to fill in with your data. Personal information is collected exclusively for the purposes of the health authorities’ contract-tracing efforts, and is automatically deleted after four weeks.

Sales Room of the Gipsformerei

The sales room is currently closed. Please use the online catalogue of the Gipsformerei for inquiries and orders.

Reading and Study Rooms in the Kunstbibliothek, the Kupferstichkabinett, the Archäologische Bibliothek and the Zentralarchiv

Access to the reading and study rooms is only possible with proof of a negative test, full vaccination or recovery. Visitors are required to wear a medical mask or FFP2 face mask.

The reading room in the Kunstbibliothek is accessible from 9 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday. Visitors must register their attendance in advance (and receive email confirmation). To register, please send an email to: auskunft.kb[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

The study room of the Kunstbibliothek is accessible from 2 to 8 pm on Mondays and from 9 am to 4 pm, Tuesday to Friday. Visitors must register their attendance in advance (and receive email confirmation). To register, please send an email to: kb[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

The reading room of the Archäologische Bibliothek in the Archäologisches Zentrum is accessible from 9 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday. Visitors must register their attendance in advance (and receive email confirmation). To register, please send an email to: auskunft.ab[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

The study room of the Kupferstichkabinett is accessible from 9 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Friday. Visitors must register their attendance in advance (and receive email confirmation). To register, please send an email to: kk[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

The reading room in the Zentralarchiv of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin is accessible from 9 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday. Visitors must register their attendance in advance (and receive email confirmation). To register, please send an email to: za[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Digital Highlights

For an overview of all the online offers of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, see: www.smb.museum/online-offers.