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History goes on

The Zeughaus is being renovated. Visit our temporary exhibitions in the Pei Building!

What is happening in the Zeughaus?

The Zeughaus is closed for necessary renovations and for the renewal of the Permanent Exhibition probably until the end of 2025. The exhibition "German History from the Middle Ages to the Fall of the Berlin Wall" is not on display anymore.

The main reason for the closure is that the air conditioning technology in the Zeughaus has to be fully restored, which requires removing all of the objects from the exhibition area. The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning is in charge of coordinating the construction measures.

Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag

Key dates in German history

Starting from key dates in German history, the exhibition “Roads not Taken” presents a look back(wards) at decisive historical events of the 19th and 20th centuries in the Pei Building.

The Zeughauskino goes on in the Pei Building

Since 6 January 2023 all screenings of the cinema are shown in the Pei Building.

5 Questions for...

Our staff share their impressions and memories of the previous permanent exhibition and talk about the current work

Digital offers

On our blog and social media we will give you insights into the project and the work. We will also be present with further digital offerings in the coming years: We offer bookable digital presentations for groups and school classes on various eras and topics of German and European history. The film series #FokusDHM focuses on selected topics. The film series "A brief history" tells historical events based on special objects.