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
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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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For Adults

Guided tour and Workshop for All
The Fascination of the Original

Explore the fascination of the originals with a guided tour through the current exhibition. Then become creative yourself in our workshop, using the techniques and motifs you have seen during the tour. Suitable for creatives of all ages.

Saturday, August 3, August 31, September 28,
4 p.m. (120 min.)
Foyer

Adults € 10 per session (excluding entry ticket) / children € 3

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Caravaggio, Narziss, 1597–1599, detail. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Enrico Fontolan

Caravaggio, Narziss, 1597–1599, detail. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Enrico Fontolan

Explore the fascination of the originals with a guided tour through the current exhibition. Then become creative yourself in our workshop, using the techniques and motifs you have seen during the tour. Suitable for creatives of all ages.

Saturday, August 3, August 31, September 28,
4 p.m. (120 min.)
Foyer

Adults € 10 per session (excluding entry ticket) / children € 3

Caravaggio, Narziss, 1597–1599, detail. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Enrico Fontolan

Caravaggio, Narziss, 1597–1599, detail. © Photo: Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica di Roma – Bibliotheca Hertziana, Istituto Max Planck per la storia dell’arte / Enrico Fontolan

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Conservator-led tour – for Barberini Friends only
From Obscurity into the Light
The Rediscovery of the Potsdam Works of Artemisia Gentileschi

Bärbel Jackisch, Chief Conservator of Paintings, Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, Potsdam, and Johanna Thierse and Nina Beck, independent conservators, Potsdam

After 250 years, two paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654) stand in the spotlight again in the exhibition Baroque Pathways. Acquired in 1769 by Frederick II for the New Palace, the paintings were not accessible to the public for many years and were almost forgotten. In collaboration with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, the Museum Barberini presents them for the first time after their restoration. In front of the originals of the most famous female baroque painter, the history of these works and their creation is told from the perspective of art conservation and restoration—to reveal layer upon layer what lay hidden for too long.

Wednesday, August 7, September 4, September 25
5 p.m. (50 min.)
Foyer

These eclusive tours are already sold out.

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654), Bathsheba at her Bath, c. 1635, oil on canvas, 262 x 223,8 cm, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Photo: Daniel Lindner

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654), Bathsheba at her Bath, c. 1635, oil on canvas, 262 x 223,8 cm, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Photo: Daniel Lindner

The Rediscovery of the Potsdam Works of Artemisia Gentileschi

Bärbel Jackisch, Chief Conservator of Paintings, Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, Potsdam, and Johanna Thierse and Nina Beck, independent conservators, Potsdam

After 250 years, two paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654) stand in the spotlight again in the exhibition Baroque Pathways. Acquired in 1769 by Frederick II for the New Palace, the paintings were not accessible to the public for many years and were almost forgotten. In collaboration with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, the Museum Barberini presents them for the first time after their restoration. In front of the originals of the most famous female baroque painter, the history of these works and their creation is told from the perspective of art conservation and restoration—to reveal layer upon layer what lay hidden for too long.

Wednesday, August 7, September 4, September 25
5 p.m. (50 min.)
Foyer

These eclusive tours are already sold out.

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654), Bathsheba at her Bath, c. 1635, oil on canvas, 262 x 223,8 cm, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Photo: Daniel Lindner

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654), Bathsheba at her Bath, c. 1635, oil on canvas, 262 x 223,8 cm, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Photo: Daniel Lindner

Art Breakfast
Sunday at the Museum

This guided tour combines breakfast at the Café Barberini with a tour through the current exhibition. Towards the end of your breakfast, an experienced guide introduces you to the concept of the exhibition before bringing alive the artists and their work in front of the originals.

Sunday, 10 a.m.
July 14, August 11, September 8

(60 min. breakfast/50 min. tour)
Café Barberini/Foyer
€ 3 plus admission

On presentation of a ticket, visitors to the Café Barberini receive a breakfast consisting of muesli with yoghurt and fruit, 1 croissant with butter and jam, and 1 cappuccino or tea at the price of € 9.

Advance registration is recommended.

Tickets

Sunday at the Museum

This guided tour combines breakfast at the Café Barberini with a tour through the current exhibition. Towards the end of your breakfast, an experienced guide introduces you to the concept of the exhibition before bringing alive the artists and their work in front of the originals.

Sunday, 10 a.m.
July 14, August 11, September 8

(60 min. breakfast/50 min. tour)
Café Barberini/Foyer
€ 3 plus admission

On presentation of a ticket, visitors to the Café Barberini receive a breakfast consisting of muesli with yoghurt and fruit, 1 croissant with butter and jam, and 1 cappuccino or tea at the price of € 9.

Advance registration is recommended.

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Italy in Potsdam
Special guided tour for Schlössernacht

Join a special guided tour through the exhibition Baroque Pathways during this year’s Potsdamer Schlössernacht which takes place in conjunction with the Italy in Potsdam Festival. The tour focuses on the development of baroque painting under Pope Urban VIII and its influence on northern Europe, including Potsdam. You will be well prepared for your visit to the palaces and parks where you can explore Roman influences in more detail.

Friday, August 16, Saturday, August 17,
4 p.m. (50 min.)
Foyer
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

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Join a special guided tour through the exhibition Baroque Pathways during this year’s Potsdamer Schlössernacht which takes place in conjunction with the Italy in Potsdam Festival. The tour focuses on the development of baroque painting under Pope Urban VIII and its influence on northern Europe, including Potsdam. You will be well prepared for your visit to the palaces and parks where you can explore Roman influences in more detail.

Friday, August 16, Saturday, August 17,
4 p.m. (50 min.)
Foyer
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

Tickets

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.

Sunday, August 24, September 21, 4:00 p.m.

€ 8 plus admission

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© 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.

Sunday, August 24, September 21, 4:00 p.m.

€ 8 plus admission

© Museum Barberini

© Museum Barberini

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Art from the GDR in Focus
Modern History Painting
Special guided tour

The Museum Barberini presents the thematic exhibition Modern History Painting with works by artists from the GDR from its own collection. The paintings, some of which were created before, some after 1989, address historical, mythological, literary, and religious themes. While some focus on current political and social issues, others reflect an intense artistic engagement with personal experiences. After the planned reconstruction of the former restaurant Minsk in Potsdam financed by the Hasso Plattner Foundation, these works will be housed in their own museum building.

East German artists were caught between their position as role models and their disengagement from society, between state-prescribed collectivism and their own creative individuality. In four rooms, the display Modern History Painting brings together art from the GDR created between the 1950s and the early twenty-first century, including works by Gudrun Brüne, Ulrich Hachulla, Rolf Händler, Bernhard Heisig, Johannes Heisig, Walter Libuda, Werner Liebmann, Harald Metzkes, Arno Rink, Willi Sitte, and Werner Tübke. This guided tour addresses the question of which themes were of particular importance for artists and explores the ways in which each painter engaged with them.

Saturday, August 17, September 14,
Thursday, October 3,

2 p.m. (50 min.)
Foyer

€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

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Johannes Heisig, Unheimliche Begegnung der privaten Art (Dyptichon) 1985, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Johannes Heisig, Unheimliche Begegnung der privaten Art (Dyptichon) 1985, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Special guided tour

The Museum Barberini presents the thematic exhibition Modern History Painting with works by artists from the GDR from its own collection. The paintings, some of which were created before, some after 1989, address historical, mythological, literary, and religious themes. While some focus on current political and social issues, others reflect an intense artistic engagement with personal experiences. After the planned reconstruction of the former restaurant Minsk in Potsdam financed by the Hasso Plattner Foundation, these works will be housed in their own museum building.

East German artists were caught between their position as role models and their disengagement from society, between state-prescribed collectivism and their own creative individuality. In four rooms, the display Modern History Painting brings together art from the GDR created between the 1950s and the early twenty-first century, including works by Gudrun Brüne, Ulrich Hachulla, Rolf Händler, Bernhard Heisig, Johannes Heisig, Walter Libuda, Werner Liebmann, Harald Metzkes, Arno Rink, Willi Sitte, and Werner Tübke. This guided tour addresses the question of which themes were of particular importance for artists and explores the ways in which each painter engaged with them.

Saturday, August 17, September 14,
Thursday, October 3,

2 p.m. (50 min.)
Foyer

€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

Johannes Heisig, Unheimliche Begegnung der privaten Art (Dyptichon) 1985, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Johannes Heisig, Unheimliche Begegnung der privaten Art (Dyptichon) 1985, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Barock x 2
Guided tour of the Museum Barberini and the Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park

With the Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park, Frederick II created the first eighteenth-century museum building north of the Alps. He dedicated one half of his picture gallery to baroque paintings from Italy to present himself as a great connoisseur and learned collector of important artworks. The tour starts at the Museum Barberini and continues in the Picture Gallery. The combined visit of the museum and the Picture Gallery provides a fascinating insight into the birth of baroque painting in Italy and its influence on European collections of the eighteenth century.

Sunday, July 28, August 25, September 29
1 p.m. (60 min.)

Museum Barberini, Potsdam
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)
Tickets are only available at the ticket desk in the Museum Barberini.

3 p.m. (60 min.)
Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park
€ 6 / concessions € 4.50
Tickets available from the ticket desk.

The guide will meet you in the foyer.

Visitors are kindly requested to make their own way from the Museum Barberini to the Picture Gallery.
In cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg.

Caravaggio (1571–1610): The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © SPSG, Photo: Hans Bach

Caravaggio (1571–1610): The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © SPSG, Photo: Hans Bach

Guided tour of the Museum Barberini and the Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park

With the Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park, Frederick II created the first eighteenth-century museum building north of the Alps. He dedicated one half of his picture gallery to baroque paintings from Italy to present himself as a great connoisseur and learned collector of important artworks. The tour starts at the Museum Barberini and continues in the Picture Gallery. The combined visit of the museum and the Picture Gallery provides a fascinating insight into the birth of baroque painting in Italy and its influence on European collections of the eighteenth century.

Sunday, July 28, August 25, September 29
1 p.m. (60 min.)

Museum Barberini, Potsdam
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)
Tickets are only available at the ticket desk in the Museum Barberini.

3 p.m. (60 min.)
Picture Gallery in Sanssouci Park
€ 6 / concessions € 4.50
Tickets available from the ticket desk.

The guide will meet you in the foyer.

Visitors are kindly requested to make their own way from the Museum Barberini to the Picture Gallery.
In cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg.

Caravaggio (1571–1610): The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © SPSG, Photo: Hans Bach

Caravaggio (1571–1610): The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, © SPSG, Photo: Hans Bach

Discover Art at the Museum Barberini

English Guided Tour for International Guests

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, August 4, 2019,

Sunday, September 1, 2019,

Sunday, October 6, 2019,

2 p.m.
Foyer
€ 3 plus admission

Tickets

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, August 4, 2019,

Sunday, September 1, 2019,

Sunday, October 6, 2019,

2 p.m.
Foyer
€ 3 plus admission

Tickets

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.

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.

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.):
A €5 surcharge per group will be added to non-german tours.
€ 90 per group plus admission p. p.

Workshops incl. guided tour for adults (max. 15 people / ca.120 min.):

€ 220 per group plus admission p. p.

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

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