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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
Tuesday closed

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

It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask during your visit at the museum.

Archive & Library

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2-6 pm

Visits are only possible with medical masks (you can take off your mask while seated). Maximal 4 guests at the same time. Available time slots: 2-4 pm & 4-6 pm. Please register one week in advance 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 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 (gr./engl./DGS): 7 € + 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.

Workshops

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

Access information

The wearing of FPP2 masks is mandatory. If this is not possible due to access reasons, please inform us before your visit.

Building

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. Please use the open gate to the left of the main entrance door. The automatic entrance door to the museum is located on the right and there will be staff to assist. If you encounter any problems ring the bell, or ring the contact phone number: 030-69 59 92 62

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.
The exhibition Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer will have a tactile floor guidance system from September 8.

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.

Interpretation

Information on exhibits is available as video in German Sign Language.
For “Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer” we offer guided tours in DGS every month.
Guided tours in DGS can also be booked for groups.
It is possible to book guided tours of all exhibitions in German spoken language with DGS interpretation. There are no additional costs.
Acoustic information is in most cases accessible via texts.
Information is not available in Braille or prismatic writing but there is an audio-guide and a number of tactile interpretations of artworks.
A summary of the exhibition Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer is 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 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