Tours and workshops

Our guided tours and workshops suitable for all ages and interests invitevisitors to discover more about the themes explored in our exhibition. We regularly host the following events:

Public guided tour for adults: daily 11am, 12 pm, 3 pm, additionally on Thursdays 5 pm (booking on the ticket counter)
Art workshops for children: Saturdays 11 am, Sundays 3 pm
Child-led tours for children: First Sunday of every month, 3 pm
Art for new parents: First Wednesday of every month, 11 am
Guided tour in English: First Sunday of every month, 2 pm
Yoga and meditation: First Sunday of every month, 9:30am


For school classes and kindergarten groups we provide the opportunity to schedule an educational program outside normal opening hours, Mondays to Fridays from 9–11 a.m. We invite teachers to attend professional development sessions on the current exhibition.


The entire museum is handicap accessible. The Barberini Museum offers special guided tours for people with disabilities.

For Kids & Families

Barberini Kids › Children’s Art Activities
A Creative, Hands-on Way to Encounter Art
Tour and Workshop

Every Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., at the same time as the public tours for adults, children (ages 5–10) can discover art for themselves. First they encounter original works of art in the exhibition. After that, they can express their own creativity in our studio while their parents have more time to enjoy art themselves.

Duration: 120 min
Costs: € 3 per child
Every Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Please reserve tickets for children’s art activities in advance on our website or at the ticket desk in the museum.

Meeting is in the foyer.

Please note that if parents wish to accompany or pick up their children in the basement studio, they will need an entrance ticket.

Tickets

© Museum Barberini/Henry Balaszeskul

© Museum Barberini/Henry Balaszeskul

Tour and Workshop

Every Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., at the same time as the public tours for adults, children (ages 5–10) can discover art for themselves. First they encounter original works of art in the exhibition. After that, they can express their own creativity in our studio while their parents have more time to enjoy art themselves.

Duration: 120 min
Costs: € 3 per child
Every Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Please reserve tickets for children’s art activities in advance on our website or at the ticket desk in the museum.

Meeting is in the foyer.

Please note that if parents wish to accompany or pick up their children in the basement studio, they will need an entrance ticket.

© Museum Barberini/Henry Balaszeskul

© Museum Barberini/Henry Balaszeskul

Tickets

Barberini Kids › Children Guide Children
Art at Eye Level

On the first Sunday of every month, kids will present their favorite paintings. Our Kidsguides take other children ages 5 through 12 on a tour of the current exhibition. They explain how the artists chose their subject matter and why they depicted it the way they did – and much more!
Tour
Duration: 30 min.

Cost: € 3 per child

On the first Sunday in every month, 3 p.m.

Tickets

Kids Guides, photo: Helge Mundt

Kids Guides, photo: Helge Mundt

On the first Sunday of every month, kids will present their favorite paintings. Our Kidsguides take other children ages 5 through 12 on a tour of the current exhibition. They explain how the artists chose their subject matter and why they depicted it the way they did – and much more!
Tour
Duration: 30 min.

Cost: € 3 per child

On the first Sunday in every month, 3 p.m.

Kids Guides, photo: Helge Mundt

Kids Guides, photo: Helge Mundt

Tickets

Barberini Kids › Art for New Parents
Encounter Art with the Smallest Visitors
Tours for parents with babies

On the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m., new parents and their babies (0–1 year) can team up with a guide to talk about art in a relaxed setting. Baby buggies are available.

Discussion
Duration: 50 min.

Cost: € 3 plus admission

On the first Wednesday of every month,11 a.m.

Tickets

© Museum Barberini Potsdam

© Museum Barberini Potsdam

Tours for parents with babies

On the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m., new parents and their babies (0–1 year) can team up with a guide to talk about art in a relaxed setting. Baby buggies are available.

Discussion
Duration: 50 min.

Cost: € 3 plus admission

On the first Wednesday of every month,11 a.m.

© Museum Barberini Potsdam

© Museum Barberini Potsdam

Tickets

Barberini Kids › Art Birthday
Art Birthday

Birthday activities for kids and teens (up to age 18) with a guided tour through the exhibition, followed by a hands-on artmaking workshop led by one of our art educators.

Guided Tour and Workshop
Duration: 120 minutes
€ 110

available Friday to Sunday, from 2 p.m.
Other times on request

Please contact the visitor service at 0331-236014-499 for booking.

© Museum Barberini Potsdam / Frank Nürnberger

© Museum Barberini Potsdam / Frank Nürnberger

Birthday activities for kids and teens (up to age 18) with a guided tour through the exhibition, followed by a hands-on artmaking workshop led by one of our art educators.

Guided Tour and Workshop
Duration: 120 minutes
€ 110

available Friday to Sunday, from 2 p.m.
Other times on request

Please contact the visitor service at 0331-236014-499 for booking.

© Museum Barberini Potsdam / Frank Nürnberger

© Museum Barberini Potsdam / Frank Nürnberger

For Adults

Regular guided tours through the current exhibitions: daily except Tuesdays at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., Thursdays additionally at 5 p.m. (booking at the ticket desk in the museum).

The Museum Barberini also offers special tours and workshops where you can deepen your knowledge of the art works and their history.

Art Breakfast
Sunday at the Museum

Combine a breakfast at the Café Barberini with a tour of the current exhibition. Towards the end of the breakfast, one of our expert guides will introduce visitors to the concept of the exhibition before providing in-depth information about the artist and his work while exploring each exhibit.

Sunday, 10 a.m.
May 10,
(60 min. breakfast/50 min. tour)
Café Barberini/Foyer
€ 3 plus admission

On presentation of a ticket, visitors will be able to purchase a breakfast for € 9 at the Café Barberini, consisting of a bagel with cream cheese (plus either jam or honey), muesli with yoghurt, fresh fruit and nuts, and a cup of coffee or tea.

Tickets May 10

Sunday at the Museum

Combine a breakfast at the Café Barberini with a tour of the current exhibition. Towards the end of the breakfast, one of our expert guides will introduce visitors to the concept of the exhibition before providing in-depth information about the artist and his work while exploring each exhibit.

Sunday, 10 a.m.
May 10,
(60 min. breakfast/50 min. tour)
Café Barberini/Foyer
€ 3 plus admission

On presentation of a ticket, visitors will be able to purchase a breakfast for € 9 at the Café Barberini, consisting of a bagel with cream cheese (plus either jam or honey), muesli with yoghurt, fresh fruit and nuts, and a cup of coffee or tea.

Tickets May 10

Guided tour exploring the culture and history of Monet’s places
Tour de France

Dr. Claire Guinomet, art historian

Join this tour of the exhibition to go on a journey into French art and culture. Walk in Monet’s footsteps through different regions—Normandy, Île-de-France and Paris, and Provence—to learn about their history and culture and the influence of these locations on Monet’s painting.

Thursday, Monday, May 11, Wednesday, May 27
5 p.m.

€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

May 11

May 27

Porte d'Aval, Photo: Christoph Irrgang

Porte d'Aval, Photo: Christoph Irrgang

Dr. Claire Guinomet, art historian

Join this tour of the exhibition to go on a journey into French art and culture. Walk in Monet’s footsteps through different regions—Normandy, Île-de-France and Paris, and Provence—to learn about their history and culture and the influence of these locations on Monet’s painting.

Thursday, Monday, May 11, Wednesday, May 27
5 p.m.

€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

Porte d'Aval, Photo: Christoph Irrgang

Porte d'Aval, Photo: Christoph Irrgang

May 11

May 27

Art and religion in dialogue
Air and Light = Heaven?
Thursday, April 23, 5 p.m., Foyer

Prof. Dr. Johann Ev. Hafner, theologian, University of Potsdam
Dr. Dorothee Entrup, art historian, Museum Barberini

Monet recorded the light and weather conditions of different locations and explored them in his art. He was particularly interested in the representation of air and light. In many religions, light has a metaphysical meaning that goes far beyond physics or meteorology. Behind natural light there shines the light of Creation, the so-called “primordial light.” Taking a painting from the exhibition as its starting point, this conversation will examine Monet’s work from an art-historical and theological perspective. There will be an opportunity to continue the conversation in the foyer.

€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

Tickets

Claude Monet, Étretat, Sunset, 1882/83, Oil on canvas, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina

Claude Monet, Étretat, Sunset, 1882/83, Oil on canvas, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina

Thursday, April 23, 5 p.m., Foyer

Prof. Dr. Johann Ev. Hafner, theologian, University of Potsdam
Dr. Dorothee Entrup, art historian, Museum Barberini

Monet recorded the light and weather conditions of different locations and explored them in his art. He was particularly interested in the representation of air and light. In many religions, light has a metaphysical meaning that goes far beyond physics or meteorology. Behind natural light there shines the light of Creation, the so-called “primordial light.” Taking a painting from the exhibition as its starting point, this conversation will examine Monet’s work from an art-historical and theological perspective. There will be an opportunity to continue the conversation in the foyer.

€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

Claude Monet, Étretat, Sunset, 1882/83, Oil on canvas, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina

Claude Monet, Étretat, Sunset, 1882/83, Oil on canvas, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh. Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina

Tickets

Events during the Potsdam Europafest on the Alte Markt
Tour de France & Drawing Workshop on the Alte Markt
Friday, May 8, 3 p.m.

Tour de France
Guided tour exploring the culture and history of Monet’s Places
Dr. Claire Guinomet, art historian

Foyer
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)


Drawing Workshop on the Alte Markt
Spend a relaxing afternoon sketching on the Alte Markt. The workshop is led by expert tutors from the Museum Barberini.

Free

The drawing workshop will not take place in the event of rain.

Tickets "Tour de France"

Alter Markt, Potsdam © Museum Barberini

Alter Markt, Potsdam © Museum Barberini

Friday, May 8, 3 p.m.

Tour de France
Guided tour exploring the culture and history of Monet’s Places
Dr. Claire Guinomet, art historian

Foyer
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)


Drawing Workshop on the Alte Markt
Spend a relaxing afternoon sketching on the Alte Markt. The workshop is led by expert tutors from the Museum Barberini.

Free

The drawing workshop will not take place in the event of rain.

Alter Markt, Potsdam © Museum Barberini

Alter Markt, Potsdam © Museum Barberini

Tickets "Tour de France"

Guided tour exploring Monet’s flowers and the gardens of the Freundschaftsinsel in Potsdam
Thursday, May 28, 4 p.m., Foyer

Jörg Näthe, former head gardener of the island gardens, Chair of the Freunde der Freundschaftsinsel e.V. Potsdam
Andrea Schmidt, art historian, Museum Barberini

Monet’s paintings of the paradise that he created for himself, his garden in Giverny, are among his most accomplished works. The intricately designed water-lily pond and the exuberant planting, planned to look beautiful in every season, were the source of inspiration for countless floral pieces and the famous water-lily paintings. The tour starts with Monet’s floral paintings in the exhibition and then takes visitors outdoors to the nearby Freundschaftsinsel (Friendship Island) with its island gardens, which were created in 1841. The horticulturist Jörg Nähte will discuss the history of the gardens and provide insights into three eras of garden design. He will introduce visitors to some of the 1000 species of herbaceous perennials and 250 species of irises growing in the island gardens, including those bred by the distinguished nurseryman Karl Foerster (1874–1970) in his garden in Potsdam. Taking visitors from the galleries of the Museum Barberini to the Freundschaftsinsel, this tour explores floral sources of inspiration in Monet’s garden at Giverny and their connection to flowers which we can admire in Potsdam’s gardens.

€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

The tour will still take place in the event of rain.

Tickets

Thursday, May 28, 4 p.m., Foyer

Jörg Näthe, former head gardener of the island gardens, Chair of the Freunde der Freundschaftsinsel e.V. Potsdam
Andrea Schmidt, art historian, Museum Barberini

Monet’s paintings of the paradise that he created for himself, his garden in Giverny, are among his most accomplished works. The intricately designed water-lily pond and the exuberant planting, planned to look beautiful in every season, were the source of inspiration for countless floral pieces and the famous water-lily paintings. The tour starts with Monet’s floral paintings in the exhibition and then takes visitors outdoors to the nearby Freundschaftsinsel (Friendship Island) with its island gardens, which were created in 1841. The horticulturist Jörg Nähte will discuss the history of the gardens and provide insights into three eras of garden design. He will introduce visitors to some of the 1000 species of herbaceous perennials and 250 species of irises growing in the island gardens, including those bred by the distinguished nurseryman Karl Foerster (1874–1970) in his garden in Potsdam. Taking visitors from the galleries of the Museum Barberini to the Freundschaftsinsel, this tour explores floral sources of inspiration in Monet’s garden at Giverny and their connection to flowers which we can admire in Potsdam’s gardens.

€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

The tour will still take place in the event of rain.

Tickets

Special Guided Tour
The Power of Colors
Technique and Color Choice in Claude Monet’s Work

Peter Eurlings, art historian, Museum Barberini

How does an artist work if his key interest is the representation of light? What objects, colors and brushstrokes did Monet choose to study the effects of changing light on color? During his long career as a painter, Monet repeatedly altered his method and his palette. The fact that one of his eyes was clouded by a cataract no doubt also influenced his choices. While most of his early canvases were executed en plein air, he later also painted from memory.
This tour will introduce visitors to Monet’s painting practice and techniques and explain why he is regarded as one of the first modern artists.

Thursday, April 30, May 14
5 p.m.
Foyer
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

Early booking is recommended.

April 30

May 14

Claude Monet: Water-Lily Pond and Japanese Bridge, 1899, Princeton University Art Museum, From the Collection of William Church Osborn, Class of 1883, Trustee of Princeton University (1914–1951), President of theMetropolitan Museum of Art (1941–1947), Given by his family

Claude Monet: Water-Lily Pond and Japanese Bridge, 1899, Princeton University Art Museum, From the Collection of William Church Osborn, Class of 1883, Trustee of Princeton University (1914–1951), President of theMetropolitan Museum of Art (1941–1947), Given by his family

Technique and Color Choice in Claude Monet’s Work

Peter Eurlings, art historian, Museum Barberini

How does an artist work if his key interest is the representation of light? What objects, colors and brushstrokes did Monet choose to study the effects of changing light on color? During his long career as a painter, Monet repeatedly altered his method and his palette. The fact that one of his eyes was clouded by a cataract no doubt also influenced his choices. While most of his early canvases were executed en plein air, he later also painted from memory.
This tour will introduce visitors to Monet’s painting practice and techniques and explain why he is regarded as one of the first modern artists.

Thursday, April 30, May 14
5 p.m.
Foyer
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

Early booking is recommended.

Claude Monet: Water-Lily Pond and Japanese Bridge, 1899, Princeton University Art Museum, From the Collection of William Church Osborn, Class of 1883, Trustee of Princeton University (1914–1951), President of theMetropolitan Museum of Art (1941–1947), Given by his family

Claude Monet: Water-Lily Pond and Japanese Bridge, 1899, Princeton University Art Museum, From the Collection of William Church Osborn, Class of 1883, Trustee of Princeton University (1914–1951), President of theMetropolitan Museum of Art (1941–1947), Given by his family

April 30

May 14

Guided tours at the Museum Barberini and the Potsdam Museum
Impressionism Double Bill

Join this impressionism double bill to learn about the birth of French impressionist landscape painting in the second half of the nineteenth century, and then explore its influence on artists all over Europe, including the German impressionist Karl Hagemeister, who lived in Werder near Potsdam.

Saturday, May 16

4 p.m.
Foyer Museum Barberini
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

5 p.m.
Foyer Potsdam Museum
€ 6 including entry ticket
Tickets at the door

The two tours cannot be booked separately.

In cooperation with the Potsdam Museum – Forum für Kunst und Geschichte

May 16

Karl Hagemeister, Wiesenstück, 1906, oil on canvas, Potsdam Museum

Karl Hagemeister, Wiesenstück, 1906, oil on canvas, Potsdam Museum

Join this impressionism double bill to learn about the birth of French impressionist landscape painting in the second half of the nineteenth century, and then explore its influence on artists all over Europe, including the German impressionist Karl Hagemeister, who lived in Werder near Potsdam.

Saturday, May 16

4 p.m.
Foyer Museum Barberini
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

5 p.m.
Foyer Potsdam Museum
€ 6 including entry ticket
Tickets at the door

The two tours cannot be booked separately.

In cooperation with the Potsdam Museum – Forum für Kunst und Geschichte

Karl Hagemeister, Wiesenstück, 1906, oil on canvas, Potsdam Museum

Karl Hagemeister, Wiesenstück, 1906, oil on canvas, Potsdam Museum

May 16

Creative Tour
Discover Art with a Pen

You’ll see more if you have a pencil in your hand. During a tour of the museum, experienced art educators will explain the works on display and provide instruction to guests while they create their own sketches and drawings. Materials are provided. The tour is for everyone; no prior experience is necessary.

March 28, May 9, May 17, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

€ 8 plus admission

May 9

May 17

© Museum Barberini

© Museum Barberini

You’ll see more if you have a pencil in your hand. During a tour of the museum, experienced art educators will explain the works on display and provide instruction to guests while they create their own sketches and drawings. Materials are provided. The tour is for everyone; no prior experience is necessary.

March 28, May 9, May 17, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

€ 8 plus admission

© Museum Barberini

© Museum Barberini

May 9

May 17

Art along the river
every first Saturday of the month, 2 p.m.

Entdecken Sie die Kunst in Potsdam bei einem Stadtspaziergang entlang der Havel. „Kunst am Fluss“ ist eine Initiative der Potsdamer Kunsthäuser Museum Barberini, Kunstraum Potsdam und Villa Schöningen. Sie alle sowie das museum FLUXUS+ und das Potsdam Museum liegen entlang der Havel – verbunden durch das Wasser und den Skulpturenpfad „Walk of Modern Art“. Im Rahmen des geführten Rundgangs „Kunst am Fluss“ präsentieren sich die fünf Museen ganz persönlich. In den Häusern wird das Kunsterlebnis anhand von Exponaten konkret greifbar. Vom Museum Barberini und dem Potsdam Museum am Alten Markt geht es zu Fuß entlang des „Walk of Modern Art“, der zu Gesprächen über künstlerische Positionen einlädt, zum Kulturstandort Schiffbauergasse. Nach einem Blick in den Kunstraum Potsdam und das museum FLUXUS+ fahren Sie mit der Tram zur Villa Schöningen an der Glienicker Brücke, wo der Rundgang endet.

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© Museum Barberini, Foto Helge Mundt

© Museum Barberini, Foto Helge Mundt

every first Saturday of the month, 2 p.m.

Entdecken Sie die Kunst in Potsdam bei einem Stadtspaziergang entlang der Havel. „Kunst am Fluss“ ist eine Initiative der Potsdamer Kunsthäuser Museum Barberini, Kunstraum Potsdam und Villa Schöningen. Sie alle sowie das museum FLUXUS+ und das Potsdam Museum liegen entlang der Havel – verbunden durch das Wasser und den Skulpturenpfad „Walk of Modern Art“. Im Rahmen des geführten Rundgangs „Kunst am Fluss“ präsentieren sich die fünf Museen ganz persönlich. In den Häusern wird das Kunsterlebnis anhand von Exponaten konkret greifbar. Vom Museum Barberini und dem Potsdam Museum am Alten Markt geht es zu Fuß entlang des „Walk of Modern Art“, der zu Gesprächen über künstlerische Positionen einlädt, zum Kulturstandort Schiffbauergasse. Nach einem Blick in den Kunstraum Potsdam und das museum FLUXUS+ fahren Sie mit der Tram zur Villa Schöningen an der Glienicker Brücke, wo der Rundgang endet.

© Museum Barberini, Foto Helge Mundt

© Museum Barberini, Foto Helge Mundt

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Discover Art at the Museum Barberini

English Guided Tours

Every first Sunday of the month

Every first Sunday of the month, the museum offers a guided tour in English that is especially addressing a non-German speaking, international audience. Instructed by English language art historians and educators, this tour takes an in-depth look at the shown artworks and gives insights into the conceptional background of the exhibition.

Sunday, May 3, 2020
2 p.m.
Foyer
€ 3 plus admission

May 3

© Museum Barberini Potsdam

© Museum Barberini Potsdam

Every first Sunday of the month, the museum offers a guided tour in English that is especially addressing a non-German speaking, international audience. Instructed by English language art historians and educators, this tour takes an in-depth look at the shown artworks and gives insights into the conceptional background of the exhibition.

Sunday, May 3, 2020
2 p.m.
Foyer
€ 3 plus admission

© Museum Barberini Potsdam

© Museum Barberini Potsdam

May 3

Tours and workshops for kindergarten groups and school classes

The Museum Barberini offers guided tours and workshops for schools and kindergartens for up to 25 people.

Tours on specific topics (50 minutes): € 30 per group
Workshops incl. guided tour (120 minutes): € 60 per group


Contact

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

T +49 331 236014-499
besucherservice@museum-barberini.com

Please reserve tours and/or workshops at least two weeks in advance.

More information

© Museum Barberini/Henry Balaszeskul

© Museum Barberini/Henry Balaszeskul

The Museum Barberini offers guided tours and workshops for schools and kindergartens for up to 25 people.

Tours on specific topics (50 minutes): € 30 per group
Workshops incl. guided tour (120 minutes): € 60 per group


Contact

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

T +49 331 236014-499
besucherservice@museum-barberini.com

Please reserve tours and/or workshops at least two weeks in advance.

© Museum Barberini/Henry Balaszeskul

© Museum Barberini/Henry Balaszeskul

More information

tours and workshops for groups
general information

The Museum Barberini offers guided tours and workshops in German, Englisch, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Polish.

Tours on specific topics (max. 20 people / ca. 50 min.):
€ 90 per group plus admission p. p.
A €5 surcharge per group will be added to non-german tours.

Workshops incl. guided tour for adults (max. 15 people / ca.120 min.):
€ 220 per group plus admission p. p.

Your contact

Monday to Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm

T +49 331 236014-499
besucherservice@museum-barberini.com

Please reserve tours and/or workshops at least two weeks in advance.

© Museum Barberini

© Museum Barberini

general information

The Museum Barberini offers guided tours and workshops in German, Englisch, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Polish.

Tours on specific topics (max. 20 people / ca. 50 min.):
€ 90 per group plus admission p. p.
A €5 surcharge per group will be added to non-german tours.

Workshops incl. guided tour for adults (max. 15 people / ca.120 min.):
€ 220 per group plus admission p. p.

Your contact

Monday to Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm

T +49 331 236014-499
besucherservice@museum-barberini.com

Please reserve tours and/or workshops at least two weeks in advance.

© Museum Barberini

© Museum Barberini