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View of the historic center of Potsdam with the Museum Barberini, 2016, photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini
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Your Visit at the Museum Barberini

Admission and Tickets
Regular € 14

Reduced rate

€ 10

Evening Special ticket: 6 to 7 p.m. (galleries will begin closing at 6:45 p.m.)

€ 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

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.

In 2017 receive € 1 off the price of regular admission to the Museum Barberini when you present a regular ticket from the Weisse Flotte Potsdam. Your admission ticket is also good for € 1 off regular service with the Weisse Flotte Potsdam.


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 %

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

Every first Thursday
Last admission: 8 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.

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

Closures

Parts or all of the museum may be closed when the exhibitions are being changed. We would be happy to provide you with further details when you book your ticket.

Closing times from Oct. 4 to 28, 2017 during installation of the exhibition Behind the Mask: Artists in the GDR

Closing times from Oct. 4 to 6 and from Oct. 24 to 28, 2017
The Museum Barberini will be closed from Oct. 4 to 6, and from Oct. 24 to 28, 2017. During this time we will be taking down and installing the new exhibition.

Partial opening from Oct. 7 to 23, 2017
From Oct. 7 to 23, an exhibition gallery on the ground floor will be open showing New Positions in the USA and Mexico with works by Harold Joe Waldrum, Dan Namingha and Rufino Tamayo.

During this time, a discounted admission price of € 2 will be charged.

A public tour of The Museum Barberini: Architecture and Art will run every day at 11 a.m.

Special opening hours

Special opening hours on holidays in 2017/2018
Day of German Unity, Tuesday, October 3, 2017: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Reformation Day, Tuesday, October 31, 2017: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
May Day, Tuesday, May 1, 2018: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

We will close early on the following holidays in 2017/2018
Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017/ December 24, 2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
December 25 and 26, 2017: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2017/ December 31, 2018: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
January 1, 2018: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.


If not stated here, regular weekday opening hours apply to all other holidays.

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.
Please reserve tickets for children’s art activities in advance on our website or at the ticket desk in the museum.
€ 3 p. p. plus admission



Children's Art Activities
Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 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.
€ 3 p. child

Barberini App

With the Barberini App you can navigate through the museum, choose your audio tour and walk through the current exhibitions.

Explore the galleries of the reconstructed Barberini Palace with the Barberini App before you enter the museum.

The archive collects the works and audio tours from our previous exhibitions.

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
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

Art Institutions in Potsdam
Your Visit › Accessibility
Museum Accessibility


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

Please reserve accessible parking spaces three work days in advance.


Accessible parking

Guidance system in the museum, photo: Helge Mundt

Guidance system in the museum, photo: Helge Mundt

The entire museum is handicap accessible.
 

Guidance system in the museum, photo: Helge Mundt

Guidance system in the museum, photo: Helge Mundt


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

Please reserve accessible parking spaces three work days in advance.


Accessible parking

Your Visit › Events
Events at the Museum Barberini

We focus on interaction and a love of art. The museum offers public tours every day. Workshops for adults and children enrich the program. A program of events also runs parallel to the exhibitions.

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.

Photo: Jörg Klambt

Photo: Jörg Klambt

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.

Photo: Jörg Klambt

Photo: Jörg Klambt

Your visit › Café & Restaurant
Barberini Café & Restaurant

The Café & Restaurant Barberini serves up delicious cuisine, offering quches 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.

Opening hours
Monday and Wednesday–Sunday 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 quches 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.

Opening hours
Monday and Wednesday–Sunday 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 visitor service

besucherservice@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.

    Wet clothing places a strain on the carefully controlled indoor climate in the galleries and should also be checked or stored.

    We assume no liability for items left in the storage lockers and the coatroom.

All Visitor Information