Photography and filming are permitted for private purposes in the foyer of the Deutsches Historisches Museum. Flash photography and tripods are not permitted.
Unless stated otherwise, photography and filming are also allowed in the exhibitions.
By contrast, photography and filming for commercial purposes requires a permit and prior written consent from museum management or the Press Office.
Due to recent incidents, exhibition rooms may only be visited after handing in coats and bags at the cloakroom or storing them in the lockers. This restriction does not apply to close-fitting garments such as jackets, blazers and cardigans. Bags of any size must be handed in.
Necessary items such as valuables and emergency medications may be taken into the exhibition in bags provided by us. You may obtain these bags free of charge at the cloakroom.
For lost items, please contact our Visitor Service, open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Please dial +49 30 20304 -750 or -751, or drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors should allow for at least 1 ½ hours to visit the museum. The average time required to view Temporary Exhibitions varies.
The overview exhibition on German history is closed. Depending on the thematic focus, there is also some offer for children and young people in the temporary exhibitions.
The Deutsches Historisches Museum is fully accessible, and provides stepless access to all exhibition floors and all lifts. Lifts are further equipped with tactile signage and announcements. Toilets suitable for guests with limited mobility can be found in the basement of the Pei building.
People with a reduction in earning capacity of 50% or more receive discounted admission. Admission is free for registered care partners accompanying severely disabled visitors. Our stewarding staff will be happy to assist you.
Wheelchairs, walking aids, foldable stools, and buggies for small children are also available at our info desks.
Service dogs are permitted in the exhibitions.
Yes, there are benches located throughout every exhibition. Folding stools can also be borrowed at no further cost.
No. There are no designated areas for eating or drinking in the exhibitions.
Tickets and Vouchers
Admission to a temporary exhibition is € 7, the reduced rate is € 3.50. Admission is free for those 18 and under. Admission for all exhibtions is € 10, the reduced rate is € 5. Admission is free for those 18 and under.
Every first Sunday of the month is Berlin Museum Sunday, admission and guided tours are free of charge.
A family ticket costs € 18 and includes the opportunity to take part in a guided tour for families for up to two adults and three children.
Reduced-price concessions also apply for: schoolchildren and people in vocational training over 18 years of age, members of the Federal Voluntary Service (Bundesfreiwilligendienst), students, the unemployed, holders of the Berlin Pass, severely disabled persons with at least a 50 % reduction in earning capacity and those of a similar status.
Admission is free for all pupils, students and people in vocational training visiting the museum with their school or seminar, even those over 18. (Please remember: All school groups must be booked in advance.)
With a group ticket, groups of 15 and over pay € 7 per person to visit the Temporary Exhibitions.
Online tickets can be purchased for the museum’s exhibitions. Visitors need to present their online ticket on their mobile phone or printed at the admission point.
Yes, the 3-day ticket is also valid for the DHM and can be purchased at the ticket desk. You can learn more about the ticket here.
No, the museum does not offer a yearly pass. Admission is free, however, for those with an annual membership to the Museumsverein – the museum’s patrons association. To learn more about becoming a member of the Museumsverein, follow this link.
No, the DHM does not belong to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
The museum accepts cash, EC Karten (German debit cards), and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard). Online tickets can be purchased via credit card or PayPal.
Gift vouchers are available for purchase at museum ticket desks. They can also be ordered – just dial +49 30 20304 -731, or drop us an email: email@example.com.
Vouchers can be redeemed at the ticket desks on the day of your visit.
Tours and Groups
You can book a tour through our Visitor Service, available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Parties of 10 people and more count as a group. Group tickets can only be purchased at the ticket desk.
Yes, groups are allowed to visit the museum without a guide. To do so, please register your visit with Visitor Service ahead of time: Just dial +49 30 20304 -750 or -751 (Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm) or drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided tours by external guides are currently not possible.
The Temporary Exhibitions feature texts and labelling in both German and English. Certain Temporary Exhibitions feature text in simplified language, braille, and German sign language.
Yes. Public tours are offered for all exhibitions, with dates and times listed on our events calendar. Tours cost € 3 plus admission.
German and English audio guides are also available for select Temporary Exhibitions.
Please register your class or seminar group with the Visitor Service ahead of time. Just dial +49 30 20304 -750 or -751 (Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm) or drop us an email: email@example.com
Services and Amenities
Hackescher Markt or Friedrichstraße
Museumsinsel, Französische Straße, Friedrichstraße, or Hausvogteiplatz
100, 300, N5 Staatsoper or Museumsinsel
The museum recommends the garage at Bebelplatz. There are limited parking spaces available within the vicinity of the Palais am Festungsgraben.
Internet is freely available throughout the museum under the network “Gast_im_DHM”. There are charging stations for all handheld devices in the museum foyer.
Yes, the Buchhandlung Walther König operates the gift store in the Pei building that features a select assortment of products. Museum catalogues can either be purchased directly on site, or via the museum’s Online Shop.
The café is closed because of necessary renovations and for the renewal of the Permanent Exhibition in the Zeughaus probably until the end of 2025.