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Opening Hours


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: open 2-6 pm (International Women’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labor Day, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, German Unity Day); closed on 1st January, 24th December, 31th December and 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.

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Museumssonntag special: Free entry each first Sunday of the month.

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.


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.

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