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Opening Hours

From 27.2. to 4.3.2024 only room 1 will be available. Rooms 2 and 3 are closed for renovation work.

The entire exhibition area of the museum will be closed from March 5 to March 27, 2024. The library and archive will be open as normal.

Exhibition Area 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 pm–6 pm
Thursday: 12 pm–8 pm
Saturday: 2–7 pm
Sunday: 2–6 pm
Tuesday closed

Public holidays: closed on 1st January, 24th December, 26th December, 31th December and public holidays on Tuesdays.

Archive & Library

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2-6 pm

The use of the library and archive is possible without prior registration.

Admission for the exhibitions

9 € regular, 3 € reduced

A summary of all special tickets and the requirements for a reduced or free ticket can be found here.

Museumssonntag special: Free entry each first Sunday of the month. Click on banner to book a time slot. Please book a time slot in advance! There are no remaining tickets available on site.

Guided Tours & Events

Public Guided Tours

Every Thursday at 6pm and Saturday at 4pm open guided tours through the exhibitions take place. Registration is not necessary. The number of participants is limited to 25 people. We also offer guided tours by curators and tours in German Sign Language. You can find all dates under events here

Book a Private Guided Tour

You are welcome to book a private tour for your group.

Cost for a one-hour guided tour (GER/ENG/DGS): 70 € + entrance fee.

Guided tours of the exhibitions can be booked by email at fuehrungen@schwulesmuseum.de. Please let us know: Your desired date and time within the opening hours, group size, exhibition, language (German/English/German Sign Language) and a short description of your group (company outing, school class and year group, club). The number of participants is limited to 25. This rule also applies to school classes.

We are happy to offer you a guided tour in German Sign Language or in German spoken language with German Sign Language interpretation. The costs for the interpreters are covered by the museum, you only have to pay the tour fee and the entrance fee. Please enquire as early as possible.


You find our online workshops for adults and professional audience at Education.

Access information


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.
Step-free entry for all visitors is possible via the courtyard, to open the gate please ring the bell next to it.
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 exhibitions, café, office and library are accessible at ground level or via ramps and lifts.
There are two wheelchair-accessible toilets in the museum 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 the courtyard.
In the courtyard, please ring the bell a second time at “Museum Administration”.
Take the lift to the 1st floor. The lift door is 90 cm wide and the cabin is 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 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 written German and English and is mainly visually contrasting.


Information on exhibits is available in German Sign Language.
Guided tours in German Sign Language can be booked for groups.
It is possible to book guided tours of all exhibitions in German spoken language with German Sign Language interpretation. There are no additional costs.
Acoustic information is accessible via texts in most cases.
Information is not available in Braille or prismatic writing.
An audio guide is available for some exhibitions.
Information in simple language is available for some exhibitions.
On request, we offer Phonak hearing assistance devices for guided tours and events.
The hearing assistance can be used with headphones or via T-coil with the hearing aid.

We strive to make information on barriers and access transparent and work to further reduce them. If you have any comments or questions, please contact us at kontakt@schwulesmuseum.de or call 030-69 59 92 62

Public Transport

U Nollendorfplatz (900 m): U1, U2, U3; U4; U12; Buslinien M19, 106 & 187; with elevators and escalators
U Kurfürstenstraße (750 m): U1; U3; U3; U12; with elevator
Lützowstraße/Potsdamer Straße (500 m): Bus M48 & M85
Lützowplatz (500 m): Bus 100, 106, 187 & M29