Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany

4.5 (5.873 reviews) Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Price Range: from $20.66 Ranking #52 in Berlin Speciality Museums • Art Museums

Almost as good as the British Museum

The opening of the Neues Museum marked a key chapter in the history of 19th-century art, museum design, and technology. Designed by Friedrich August Stüler and built from 1843 to 1855, the building suffered severe damage during World War II, after which it was left as an abandoned bombsite. Emergency measures to secure the structure were only taken in the 1980s. Painstaking restoration work got under way in 2003 and was undertaken by the offices of the British architect David Chipperfield.The museum reopened its doors to the public in 2009 and combines geographically and thematically related exhibits pooled together from three separate collections at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: the collection of Egyptian art from the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, of prehistoric objects from the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, and of classical antiquities from the Antikensammlung.
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Working hours

Monday :
Tuesday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Current local date and time now

Sunday, April 14, 2024, 22:38

Price range

from $20.66

User Ratings

4.5 based on (5.873 reviews)



  • 4DB 5:00 PM Aug 15, 2022
    Lovely museum, smaller than imagined!
    Obviously the draw here is the bust of Nefertiti, but the entire Egyptian section of the museum is really impressive. The museum is a bit smaller than I imagined it would be and took maybe an hour and a half to traverse. Booking a time slot in advance meant that I didn’t have to queue to enter and I would recommend doing so before visiting.

  • 4Slowbarfie 5:00 PM Jun 15, 2022
    Worth a visit
    In someways a brilliant museum, the building itself and the contents of the exhibitions are fascinating. However, incredibly confusing layout and the audio guide was rather pointless as it rarely related to the items on display. Was great to see the bust of Nefertiti without hordes of people trying to see it at the same time which is so often the case at other museums. Worth a visit.