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Menschen Museum

The first BODY WORLDS Museum

Please note: The current opening and closing hours and special hygiene rules for the Covid-19 are available on this website.

No other museum in Berlin’s recent history has fascinated and caused as much debate as the Menschen Museum (MeMu), the first museum by the creators of BODY WORLDS, Dr. Gunther von Hagens and Dr. Angelina Whalley. Since opening in February 2015, more than 230,000 visitors (until April 2016) have made it one of the most visited, private museums in Germany’s capital. Situated directly at Alexanderplatz, the MeMu dares to go beyond the structure of the human body – it shows what connects us, what keeps us upright, in motion, what makes us laugh and what makes us love. It shows the complexity, resilience, and vulnerability of the human body and describes organ functions and common diseases in an easily understood way. Plastinates in lifelike poses allow a direct connection with the viewers own body. But the MeMu is more than just an anatomy exhibition that shows the complexity of the human body's inner structure: A tour invites visitors to a gain a deeply touching and inspiring encounter with life, through intense awareness of one's own physical body. Visitors are invited to take stock of their lives through contemplation and mediation in a considered approach to discover what it means to be human and what makes us human. The specimens on display were preserved through Plastination, the preservation process invented by Dr. Gunther von Hagens in 1977 at the University of Heidelberg. They stem from people who have consented to donate their bodies for the education of medical professionals and the general public after their death. Audio guides are available in German and English and enrich the visit to a further dimension. Clear explanations, amazing facts and more information about the plastinates is accessed by individual users at thier own pace. The two hour program is designed for non-medical professionals, and is included in the ticket price.

Information for families

The MeMu offers a reduced family ticket price. Many families find the exhibition visit is helpful in discussing the function of the human body, prevention of disease, health and well-being. Additional material is available to download for free on the MuMu website to prepare for and to follow up your visit. Children age 8 years on can participate in the "Junior-Doktor Workshops" (in German) where they experience the world of anatomy in a playful way and earn a certificate of completion.

Information for school classes and groups

The MeMu offers reduced prices for school classes and groups of more than 10. Accompanying teachers are admitted for free. Teachers are invited to preview the exhibition free of charge before bringing their classes. Educator materials to accompany the exhibition are available to download for free on the website. The exhibition, materails and workssheets allow students to further explore the human body systems, from the musculoskeletal system to the nervous system.

Accessibility for visitors with disabilities

The MeMu is fully wheelchair accessible. Please use the elevator at the ground level of Alexanderplatz (next to Neptunbrunnen) to access the entrance area of the museum on the 1st floor. The exhibition and the handicapped lavatory are located on the 1st floor.

Opening hours (additional information)
  Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.