Do this because
Visit the Neues Museum, part of the renowned Museum Island in Berlin
See the unique museum exhibits of Egyptian and Prehistory and Early History collections
Learn about 19th-century art and technology
View the famous portrait head of Queen Tiye and the world-renowned Nefertiti Bust
What to expect
Located north of the Altes Museum on Museum Island in Berlin lies the world-famous Neues Museum. It was built between 1843 and 1855 according to plans by Friedrich August Stüler, a student of Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The museum exhibits the same collections as it did before WWII when it was severely damaged during the bombing of Berlin and left as an abandoned bombsite.
In 2003, the restoration work was undertaken by the offices of the British architect David Chipperfield. Neues Museum reopened its doors to the public in 2009 and now hosts geographically and thematically related exhibits put together from 3 separate collections: the collection of Egyptian art, prehistoric objects and classical antiquities. Among its most prominent artifacts is the iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti.
Don't miss The Crown of Kerch: Treasures from the Dawn of European History exhibit, on view from 19 October 2017 to 25 September 2022. Admire gold jewelry from the migration period found near the Black Sea and see silver brooches and magnificent belts from early medieval graves in France, Italy, Spain, and Germany. For the first time in 80 years, selected pieces from the collection of Johannes von Diergardt will also be on view again in Berlin, returning to the city where they were displayed until 1934.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Social distancing is enforced
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test may be required, please confirm the local requirements before your visit
Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Until further notice, access is via the Kolonnadenhof.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Important to know
- Because of current safety measures, you are now required to book time slots before visiting the museum
- Please note that people eligible to free entrance still need to acquire a ticket (free of charge) to be granted access
- Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am to 6.00pm
- Until November 6, 2022, the Neues Museum Berlin hosts the temporary exhibition The Worlds of Schliemann