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Opening Hours

Exhibition Area 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 2-6 pm
Thursday: 2-8 pm
Saturday: 2-7 pm
Tuesday closed

Closed on 27.09.2020 and 05.12.2020. Open on 03.10.2020 (public holiday).

Library & Archive

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2-6 pm
Please announce your visit a week in advance – you will be assigned a time slot, so things won’t get too crowded: archivbibliothek@schwulesmuseum.de

Admission for the exhibitions

9 € regular, 3 € reduced

Please book your timed tickets here in advance. Spontaneous visits remain possible but may involve a little waiting time.

Info hotline: (030) 69 59 90 50 (Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 2 pm – 6 pm)

Group tickets are currently not available.

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

Guided Tours & Events

We offer guided tours free of extra charge every Thursday at 6pm and Fridays at 4pm. Due to Covid-19 currently only 6 people are allowed to participate in the tours. Registration is made by leaving your contact details at the ticket counter on the day of the tour. Limited availability – participation cannot be guaranteed.

Our events currently take place online and are free of charge.

Protective measures in times of Covid-19

We are happy to be able to re-open Schwules Museum on 13 May and present the collections while taking all precautions to ensure the health and well-being of visitors.

For mutual respect and courtesy please observe the following protective measures:
Tickets can be booked online for a particular time frame. They can also still be purchased on the spot, but in that case we can’t guarantee immediate entry at busy times. Cashless payments at the shop, please. We request you keep a minimum distance of 1.5m from other visitors and wear a face mask.

A maximum of 40 visitors are admissible at any time. Capacity varies from room to room. The smallest exhibition space can hold a maximum of 4 persons only at any one time.

We are supplying hand sanitisers and masks at reception.
There’ll be friendly written reminders to respect distancing as well as floor markings and perspex shielding for our staff at reception. Exhibits are arranged in line with distancing recommendations.

Seeing exhibits may be enhanced digitally by smart phone using QR code.
When using stationary video and audio guides hand sanitising facilities are provided. There are also explanatory paper handouts on loan for anyone preferring not to use digital smartphone guides. We hold handouts long enough to be non-infectious prior to re-issuing.


The entire museum is wheelchair-accessible.

Please ring the door bell at “Museum Verwaltung” at the gate (next to the entrance on the left).

If you need additional accommodation for exhibition openings or events, feel free to contact us!

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