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Altes Museum – tickets, prices, discounts, what to expect

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Visit the Altes Museum to witness one of Germany’s most prominent Neoclassical structures. 

It was Berlin’s first museum and is the nucleus of Museum Island. 

Its columns, large entrance, and portico etc were inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.

You will admire the antique collection, which includes a permanent exhibition on Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art and culture. 

Under the treasure chamber’s sky-blue ceiling, see sculptures such as the Berlin Goddess, as well as gold and silver jewellery.

You’ll also find a coin collection with over 1,300 objects dating back to antiquity.

See the first gold and silver alloy coins, as well as coins from the Roman Empire’s darkest days.

What to expect at Altes Museum


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Altes Museum tickets

Visitors in Altes Museum
Image: Smb.museum

The Altes Museum ticket gets you complete access to both the permanent and temporary exhibitions.

As soon as you purchase this ticket it gets emailed to you.

On the day of your visit, you can skip the lines at the ticket counter, show your ticket on your mobile and walk in. 

You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Cost of tickets

Adult ticket (19+ years): €10.41
Student ticket (19+ years, with ID): €5.20
Child ticket (up to 18 years): Free

If you want to check out all the museums on Museum Island, it is better to get the Museum Island Pass. The pass gets you access to Bode Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Altes Museum, Pergamon and New Museum. Find Out More


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Floor plan of Altes Museum

Layout of Altes Museum

Download floor plan of Altes Museum (497 kb, PDF)


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Altes Museum’s timings

From Tuesday to Sunday, the Altes Museum in Berlin opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm. 

It remains closed on Monday. 

The first floor of the museum opens for the day at 11 am.

The museum’s garderobe closes half an hour before the museum closes.


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How to reach

Altes Museum’s visitors entrance is at Am Lustgarten 10178 Berlin. Get Directions

There are many ways to get to the museum – 

U-Bahn: Friedrichstraße
S-Bahn: Friedrichstraße, Hackescher Markt
Tram: Am Kupfergraben, Hackescher Markt
Bus: Staatsoper, Lustgarte, Friedrichstraße

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