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Altes Museum: Skip the line ticket

Altes Museum and Lustgarten

from €12.00

The Altes Museum is one of the five museums on the famous Museum Island dedicated to classical antiquity. Built in 1823-1830 according to the designs of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the Alte Museum is one of the most important monuments of classicism in Berlin.


Discover Masterpieces of classical antiquity in the Altes Museum Berlin 

The Altes Museum (Old Museum) is one of the five museums on the famous Museum Island dedicated to classical antiquity. Built in 1823-1830 according to the designs of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the Altes Museum is one of the most important monuments of classicism in Berlin.

Highlights at it glance:

✔ The ancient Greece between the 10th & 1st century BC
✔ Highlights of antique coinage & treasure chamber
✔ Roman Art: Portrait busts of Caesar & Cleopatra

Permanent exhibition: Ancient Worlds. Greeks, Etruscans and Romans

Since February 2011, the permanent exhibition in the Altes Museum includes not only the extensive collection on Etruscan and Roman culture, but also a large number of important objects from Greek antiquity. 

The starting point of the exhibition is located on the main floor. Besides warrior statues and helmets, sanctuaries and funerary monuments of the 6th century BC are exhibited here. In the North Hall, visitors to the Old Museum experience a world of gods, heroes and legends on vases and in the form of sculptures, including the master vases of Andokides and Euphronios and the Amazon of Polyklet.

In addition, the permanent exhibition includes objects from the era of Hellenism, which offers insights into both the life of rulers and the everyday life of ordinary people. A magnificent collection of ancient coins as well as "350 Years of the Collection of Classical Antiquities" in time-lapse form the conclusion of the tour. 

Special exhibition: From Quality to Quantity - The World of Greek Clay Figurines

07.10.2022 until 14.01.2024: While they were of little relevance at the time and counted as mass-produced goods, today they are fascinating clay figures with exciting backgrounds. In the Altes Museum, they are now exhibited in connection with their diverse contexts.

Meeting point

Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin

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Important information

Children and young people under the age of 18 are admitted free of charge. Please note that tickets cannot be cancelled.

Reduced (students with ID, trainees, people with disabilities (GdB 50%). Free admission for children under 18 years.

Ticket validity after purchase

  • Accepted as a mobile smartphone voucher or printed out
  • Day-ticket: valid for the booked date

Opening hours

Mon: closed
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:00-18:00 o'clock

Provider

Altes Museum