The Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Museum was founded in 1987. It is dedicated to the research and mediation of the regional history of the borough and the cultural history of Berlin in general.
Since January 2012, the museum is housed in the Oppenheim Villa. The prestigious villa, built in 1881, was for several decades the summer residence for members of the families Mendelssohn and Oppenheim.
The main emphasis of the museum is the permanent exhibition “WESTEN!” focused on the borough’s history which is represented in objects but also in films and multimedia. There are also special temporary exhibitions committed to topics and people of regional and cultural history. A second highlight is the historical Art Collection of the once independent city of Charlottenburg, with paintings and sculptures mostly from the 19th and beginning 20th century.
With its extensive programme of events the museum is directed towards all visitors, whether adults, young people or children. A wide spectrum of regional and cultural-historic lectures, readings and other events, guided tours and concerts together with the permanent and special exhibitions make Villa Oppenheim a cultural center of Charlottenburgs museum landscape.
For the permanent exhibition audioguides and films are also available in englisch. It is also possible to book guided tours in either English or French language. After your visit don’t miss to have a break at the lovely garden café.