An Unique Institution

Photo: Tobias Wille ©Schwules Museum
Photo: Tobias Wille ©Schwules Museum

With its highly regarded exhibitions, archival holdings, numerous contributions to research and more than thirty-five (mostly volunteer) staff, the Schwules Museum* has, since its founding in 1985, grown into one of the world's largest and most significant institutions for archiving, researching and communicating the history and culture of LGBTIQ communities. Changing exhibitions and events take diverse approaches to lesbian, gay, trans*, bisexual and queer biographies, themes and concepts in history, art and culture.

Opening Hours

NEW Long Thursday: open from 2 to 8 pm

Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri 2-6pm
Sat 2-7pm

Tuesday closed


The entire museum is wheelchair-accessible.

The Schwule Museum* is mainly funded by donations! Support us! 


By request, we offer tours in English and German for groups of 5 and more.
Please send your request by email to: kontakt(at)

Public Transport

U Nollendorfplatz: U1, U2, U3, U4, Bus M 19, Bus 106, Bus 187
U Kurfürstenstraße: U1, Bus M 48, Bus M 85,
Lützowstraße/Potsdamer Straße: Bus M 85, Bus M 48
Lützowplatz: Bus 187, Bus M 29, Bus 100, Bus 106

BVG Trip Planner (link)