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Opening Hours

Exhibition Area 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 noon–6 pm
Thursday: 12 noon–8 pm
Saturday: 2–7 pm
Sunday: 2–6 pm (except first Sunday of each month: 12 noon–8 pm
Tuesday closed

Public holidays: closed on 1st January, 24th December, 25th December, 31th December and public holidays on Tuesdays.

The museum remains closed on Monday, May 23 due to a private event.

Please wear an FFP2 mask during your visit and purchase a time slot ticket in advance. Spontaneous visits remain possible, but may require waiting times.
The visit of our café or guided tours requires an additional rapid test of the same day or proof of your booster shot.

Archive & Library

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2-6 pm

The museum remains closed on Monday, May 23 due to a private event. On May 27 the library as well as the administration are closed.

Visits are only possible with proof of vaccination or recovery and a negative test result. Please wear an FFP2 mask. As from June max. 4 guests at the same time. Available time slots: 2-4 pm & 4-6 pm. Please register via mail: archivbibliothek@schwulesmuseum.de

Admission for the exhibitions

9 € regular, 3 € reduced

Please book an online ticket for your visit. You can also buy a ticket on site. Please allow for some waiting time.

A summary of all special tickets and the requirements for a reduced or free ticket can be found here. Group tickets are currently not available.

Museumssonntag special: Free entry each first Sunday of the month. Click on banner to book a time slot. For last-minute visitors, we have left some tickets at the box office as well.

Guided Tours & Events

Public Guided Tours

Every Thursday at 6 PM and Friday at 4 PM open guided tours through the exhibitions take place. Previous registration is not necessary. The number of participants is currently limited to ten people. 

Book a Private Guided Tour

Private guided tours through the exhibitions can be booked by email at fuehrungen@schwulesmuseum.de. The number of participants is limited to ten people. These rules are also valid for school classes.

We offer translation in German Sign Language for booked tours in German spoken language on request. There are no additional costs. Please ask for a translation as early as possible, at least three weeks before your visit.

Prices for private guided tours: 50 € in German, 60 € in English + Entrance


Due to Covid-19 workshops cannot be offered for school classes at the moment. You find our online workshops for adults and professional audience at Education.


Access for people with walking aids and in wheelchairs

The museum is accessible by public transport.
There are no barrier-free parking spaces in the area.
There are a few public paid parking spaces in the immediate area.

Access to the museum is via four steps.
Step-free entry is possible via the courtyard.
To do so, ring the bell for “Museum Verwaltung” at the gate to the left of the entrance door.
The bell is at a height of 1.45m.
Alternatively, the person at the ticket office can be informed through the entrance door.
The path into the courtyard is paved.
It has a slight incline of less than 5%.
The entrance is the first door on the right. This is the café.
Wheelchairs or walking aids can be parked in a guarded area.
The exhibition rooms, café and library are accessible at ground level or via ramps and lifts.
There are two wheelchair-accessible toilets with fold-up grab bars.
The movement areas of the toilets are 130 x 150 cm in front of the WC.
The toilet in the foyer has 70 x 90 cm space to the right of the WC.
The toilet between rooms 3 and 4 has 70 x 90 cm space to the left of the WC.
The exhibits and information are mainly visible while sitting down.

The doors and passages in the museum are at least 90 cm wide.
Access to the library is also via the courtyard.
In the courtyard, please ring the bell a second time at “Museum Verwaltung”.
Take the lift to the 1st floor. The lift door is 90 cm wide, the cabin 110 x 140 cm deep. The movement area in front of the lift is 150 x 130 cm.

Other information

There is a cloakroom with lockers.
Assistance dogs are permitted in all rooms.
The entrance is not designed to be visually contrasting.
Toilets are all-gender and single cubicles usable by function.
The exhibits are generally well lit.
Information on the exhibits is provided in writing and is mostly visually contrasting.
Information on exhibits is available as video in German Sign Language.
Acoustic information is in most cases accessible via texts.
Information is not available in Braille or prismatic writing.
Information is not available in simple language.
There are no guided tours for visually impaired and blind people offered so far.
On request, we offer DGS interpretation for booked tours.
On request, we offer Phonak devices for hearing assistance during tours and events.
The hearing assistance is usable with headphones or via T-coil with the hearing aid.

We strive to make information on barriers transparent and are working to reduce them further. If you have any tips or questions, please feel free to contact us: kontakt@schwulesmuseum.de or call 030 69 59 90 50

Public Transport

U Nollendorfplatz: U1, U2, U3 & U4, Bus M19, 106 & 187
U Kurfürstenstraße: U1
Lützowstraße/Potsdamer Straße: Bus M48 & M85
Lützowplatz: Bus 100, 106, 187 & M29