The archive is the heart of the Schwules Museum. Featuring around 1.500.000 items, it is by far the largest and most extensive collection of documents and items associated with LGBTIQ* history and culture in Germany. Our archive is among the most important centers for LGBTIQ* research worldwide and is, an addition, uniquely connected to our exhibitions.
Until now, only fragments of the total collection have been made accessible properly. Is is also growing daily through donations, inheritances of LGBTIQ* or through collections from public archives, associations and political groups.