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© Museum Barberini, Foto Helge Mundt
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Between the Exhibitions

After the close of the Baroque exhibition we are preparing the exhibition Van Gogh: Still Lifes. During construction time until October 14, 2019, the museum will be open with the exhibition Artists from the GDR. During this time you can visit the museum at the reduced admission price of € 4. Guided tours will take place daily except Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and additionally on Thursdays at 5 p.m. and on Sundays at 3 p.m.

The Museum Barberini will remain closed from October 15 until October 25, 2019. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Your Visit at the Museum Barberini

Prices & Tickets
Regular € 14

Reduced rate

€ 10

Evening Special ticket: valid for the last hour of the exhibition day

€ 8 / reduced rate € 6


Groups of 10 or more, p. p.

€ 10

Children and teens 17 and under
and secondary school pupils 18 and above

free


Barberini Guide (loaner devices)


€ 2


annual membership as Barberini Friend (to be purchased only at the ticket desk)


from € 20 p. p.


Tickets purchased through the web shop and at the ticket desk in the museum are tied to hourly admission times. Purchase a ticket online here for the date and time you want to visit the exhibition. There are a limited number of tickets available for each entry time. Daily updated timed tickets can be purchased on site at the ticket desk. Please allow plenty of time in your schedule if you plan on buying your ticket at the ticket desk in the museum since the next available time slot may be minutes to hours later. Generally, the museum is less crowded on weekday afternoons.

25% discount off a Barberini ticket upon presentation of a ticket from the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (Cecilienhof Palace, Marble Palace, New Palace, Picture Gallery, except sanssouci+ combined ticket). (Validity 3 days)

The following persons are eligible for reduced or discounted rates at the Museum Barberini upon presentation of a valid form of corresponding identification: Students, trainees (Auszubildende), trainees at museums, civilian service volunteers (Freiwilliges Jahr, Bundesfreiwilligendienstleistende), persons with disabilities min. 50 %

Further information about cooperation partners for reduced or discounted rates (i.e. Berlin Welcome Card, art Magazine) you can find in the pdf download. These tickets can be purchased only upon presentation of a valid form at the ticket desk.

Opening hours
Monday and from Wednesday to Sunday
Last admission: 6:30 p.m.
10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Every first Thursday
Last admission: 8:30 p.m.

10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Tuesdays

closed



Open in the morning for kindergartens and schools with tour/workshop upon prior arrangement Monday to Friday (except Tuesday)





9 a.m.–11 p.m.


If not stated here, regular weekday opening hours apply to all other holidays.
Differing opening hours between the exhibitions
partially opened (reduced entrance fee) October 7–14, 2019
closed October 15–25, 2019
February 3–21, 2020
Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Museum Barberini, foyer, photo: Helge Mundt

Museum Barberini, foyer, photo: Helge Mundt

Courtyard of the Museum Barberini with Wolfgang Mattheuer: Century Step, 1984–85 (cast 2006), bronze, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2016, photo: Helge Mundt

Courtyard of the Museum Barberini with Wolfgang Mattheuer: Century Step, 1984–85 (cast 2006), bronze, © VG BILD-KUNST, Bonn 2016, photo: Helge Mundt

Exterior view of the Museum Barberini von the Havel River, photo: Helge Mundt

Exterior view of the Museum Barberini von the Havel River, photo: Helge Mundt

On the road with the Barberini App

Explore Potsdam!

The exhibition Baroque Pathways at the Museum Barberini invites you to explore Italian influences in Potsdam’s cityscape. Stroll through the city with the audio tour Italy in Potsdam and discover 30 Italianate buildings and artworks, from the Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church)—modeled on St. Peter’s in Rome—and the Brandenburg Gate, which was inspired by the Arch of Constantine, to the Orangery Palace in Sanssouci, whose architecture unmistakably mirrors the Villa Medici in Rome. The city tour, available in German, English and Italian, will accompany you through the city and reveal surprising visual comparisons between Potsdam and Italy.

Barberini Digital encompasses all the museum’s digital projects: From the Barberini Guide to the virtual education in the museum. Use the Barberini App to learn more about ongoing exhibitions at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam: You can explore the museum in 360° panoramas before you even enter the doors. You can see all the tours for kids and adults at a glance. Select your audio guide and use the app to help you navigate your way through the museum. The app also contains all the information you need to plan your visit, as well as e-ticketing, video interviews with curators and other experts.

Your Visit › Accessibility
Museum Accessibility

The entire museum is handicap accessible.


This includes:

  • Ground level access through the main entrance to the museum at Alte Markt, Humboldtstr. 5–6
  • Elevators in both museum wings with tactile operating panels
  • Wheelchair accessible hallways and exhibition galleries
  • Accessible facilities available in the restrooms on the lower floor and the restaurant
  • A lowered museum desk
  • A guidance system for visitors with limited vision. (from the museum entrance to the cashier’s desk and the elevators)
  • Wheelchairs and baby buggies are available to loan
  • Seating areas in the entrance hall and service area
  • Accessible parking spaces are available upon advance reservation for visitors with parking pass for the disabled

Designated accompanying persons will receive a free admission ticket at the info counter in the foyer of the museum.

More Informations

Guidance system in the museum, picture: Helge Mundt

Guidance system in the museum, picture: Helge Mundt

The entire museum is handicap accessible.
 

The entire museum is handicap accessible.


This includes:

  • Ground level access through the main entrance to the museum at Alte Markt, Humboldtstr. 5–6
  • Elevators in both museum wings with tactile operating panels
  • Wheelchair accessible hallways and exhibition galleries
  • Accessible facilities available in the restrooms on the lower floor and the restaurant
  • A lowered museum desk
  • A guidance system for visitors with limited vision. (from the museum entrance to the cashier’s desk and the elevators)
  • Wheelchairs and baby buggies are available to loan
  • Seating areas in the entrance hall and service area
  • Accessible parking spaces are available upon advance reservation for visitors with parking pass for the disabled

Designated accompanying persons will receive a free admission ticket at the info counter in the foyer of the museum.

Guidance system in the museum, picture: Helge Mundt

Guidance system in the museum, picture: Helge Mundt

More Informations

Your Visit › Directions and Parking

How to Get to the Museum Barberini

The Museum Barberini is located in the historic center of Potsdam near the central railway station. The best way to reach the museum is to use public transportation—and you can even take a water taxi!

Museum Barberini
Alter Markt
Humboldtstr. 5–6
14467 Potsdam
Germany

Directions
Accessible Parking

Disabled visitors can freely access the museum from a limited number of parking spaces.

Register (Mail)
Bike to the Museum

You can reach our bike parking station from Havel Promenade.

Tour Buses
Pick up point in front of the Film Museum 2 spaces (ma. 30 min.)
Bassinplatz parking area 13 spaces
Charlottenstr. 9 spaces
Lustgarten parking area 8 spaces

Parking
Cars Parking garage: P+R Bahnhofspassagen, Babelsberger Str. 16
Parking area: Am Lustgarten, Lustgartenwall
Parking garage: Wilhelm-Galerie, Platz der Einheit Ost

Public Transportation

Train/S-Bahn 7
Station: Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
IC, ICE, RB, RE, HBX, S 7

DB German rail information

Tram/Bus
Station: Potsdam, Alter Markt/Landtag
Tram, bus

Berlin public transport


Potsdamer Water Taxi
Station: Lange Brücke 6

Tours and workshops

Book a tour or a workshop
The Museum Barberini offers guided tours and workshops for groups as well as for schools and kindergartens.


Kindergartens and schools



Public Tours
The Museum Barberini offers public tours of the current exhibition every day, except Tuesday, at 11 a.m., 12 a.m., and 3 p.m., and Thursday evenings at 5 p.m.
€ 3 p. p. plus admission



Children's Art Activities
Every Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., children ages 5 and above can discover art in the museum. They will encounter original works of art on exhibit and afterward explore their own creativity in the museum’s studio.
Please reserve tickets for children’s art activities in advance on our website or at the ticket desk in the museum.
€ 3 p. child

Your visit › Museumsshop

Museum Barberini Shop

Located on the lower floor of the Museum Barberini, you will find our boutique selling books on art and a selection of fine museum gifts from Paris to New Zealand—the place in Potsdam to find something special from small handicraft enterprises, young designers from German art academies, and unusual gifts. Our extensive range of international books for children and young adults round off our selection, which is inspired by the exhibitions presented at the Museum Barberini.

Follow the Museum Barberini Shop on Instagram »

Museum Barberini Shop

Located on the lower floor of the Museum Barberini, you will find our boutique selling books on art and a selection of fine museum gifts from Paris to New Zealand—the place in Potsdam to find something special from small handicraft enterprises, young designers from German art academies, and unusual gifts. Our extensive range of international books for children and young adults round off our selection, which is inspired by the exhibitions presented at the Museum Barberini.

Follow the Museum Barberini Shop on Instagram »

Museum Barberini Shop

Your visit › Café & Restaurant

Barberini Café & Restaurant

The Café & Restaurant Barberini serves up delicious cuisine, offering quiches and snacks. During the summer, the café & restaurant will provide outdoor seating in the courtyard of the museum with a view of the Alte Fahrt of the Havel River and the Freundschaftsinsel.

Please note: During the interim period until July 13, 2019, only the pavilion in the Museumshof will be open for you. The café will be closed during this period.

Opening hours
daily except Tuesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Every first Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

No reservations.

The Café & Restaurant Barberini serves up delicious cuisine, offering quiches and snacks. During the summer, the café & restaurant will provide outdoor seating in the courtyard of the museum with a view of the Alte Fahrt of the Havel River and the Freundschaftsinsel.

Please note: During the interim period until July 13, 2019, only the pavilion in the Museumshof will be open for you. The café will be closed during this period.

Opening hours
daily except Tuesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Every first Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

No reservations.

Your Visit › House Rules

Visitor Information

Dear Visitors,

Welcome to the Museum Barberini. The museum is responsible for preserving unique works of art for future generations. At the same time we would like to make your visit to the museum as pleasant as possible. We therefore ask that you adhere to several rules. Our supervisory staff is in charge of ensuring that these rules are followed. Please follow the instructions of our staff when politely requested to respect our security measures or when asked to abide by these rules.

If you have any questions, please contact the Barberini team

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

  • All interior and exterior spaces are equipped with surveillance cameras to protect the valuable works of art.

  • We are pleased if you are interested in the details of artworks on exhibit. However, in order to protect valuable paintings, we ask that you keep a distance of one arm’s length to the objects on display.

    The lines on the floor mark the safe distance to the exhibits. If you cross this line, a security alarm will sound.

  • Backpacks and large bags (larger than DIN A4) present a security risk. Please store them in the lockers on the lower floor. Please do not take umbrellas, canes, and similar objects with you into the exhibition galleries. Walkers may be used in the galleries. Larger items of clothing may not be worn over the arm, wet clothing places a strain on the carefully controlled indoor climate in the galleries and should also be checked or stored. Smaller garments may be wrapped around the waist. We assume no liability for items left in the storage lockers and the coat room.

All Visitor Information