Museum Island

Price guide: Mid-range

Bodestraße 1, Berlin, 10178

Price guide: Mid-range

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Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
First-time travellers, History

Best for Culture - Expert review of Museum Island

A world famous collection of museums on the River Spree.

Envisioned by Friedrich Wilhelm IV as a "sanctuary of art and science", Museum Island comprises a multi-building complex between the Spree River and the Kupfergraben. The Pergamon Museum, which is actually a collection of three separate museums, encompasses classical antiquities, the Ancient Near East and Islamic art. The Neues Museum houses Egyptian, pre and early-history and classical antiquities. The Altes Museum was originally built to house all of Berlin’s art collections and now displays exhibits featuring artefacts of antiquity. The Bode Museum houses a sculpture collection and the Museum of Byzantine Art, in addition to works from the Old Masters and the Numismatic Collection.

Price advice: 

Each museum operates as a separate entity with its own entrance fees and operating hours.

More information on Museum Island:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Art gallery, Museum
Address:
Bodestraße 1, Berlin, 10178
Telephone:
030 266 2987
Website:
http://www.smb.museum
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Varies - check with individual museums and galleries.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor
Free tags / Keywords:
Art, History

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