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Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design (Bauhaus Archiv Museum fur Gestaltung)

Klingelhoferstrasse 14, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
49 30 254 00 20
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Ranked #93 of 464 Attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Collection focusing on the Bauhaus, the famous school of architecture and design. The building which houses the collection was drafted by Walter... more » Owner description: Collection focusing on the Bauhaus, the famous school of architecture and design. The building which houses the collection was drafted by Walter Gropius, founder of the school. « less
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The exhibition area is under renovation so the exhibition was much smaller than normal; at least they reduced the entrance fee! Even though it is not the complete exhibition it is still worthwhile just don't expect too much. We will go back once the renovations are completed.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A great building with a relatively small exhibition with a good audio guide. You do not realize the many influences they had on design until reminded in a place like this where many of them are shown. Really worth the visit, only need a couple of hours. The shop is fabulous too.

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chapel hill
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15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you have interest in the Bauhaus period in the 1920's this is definitely the place for you to go in Berlin. I so enjoyed seeing the work of the Bauhaus members and learning more about them. The designs were truly revolutionary for the time. The exhibit is small enough to feel comfortable seeing and enjoying everything offered.the furniture was... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This museum is not huge, nor over-stuffed. It's like the perfect pizza: all the ingredients can be tasted because none of them overwhelm the others. We were there for at least 2 hours enjoying the history, the designs & the ambiance. The building itself is in harmony with the entire conceptual thinking epitomized by what it means to be "Bauhaus."... More

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I'm usually very interested in this type/speciality of museum (design/architecture focus), so my opinion might be a little bit biased. The archive seems small indeed, but you have to bare in mind that the Bauhaus operated for a short period of time! Still, you can see the great influence it has on modern design! It's well worth a visit, including... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was the worst museum experience I have ever had. Within the first ten minutes I had heard the first guard telling visitors not to take pictures 3 times. I didn't think much about that. After a while, I noticed that another guard was keeping an eye on me. I disappeared behind a barrier and suddenly there she was again,... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The archive is quite small, but it has a god selection of work showing the many disciplines that were taught in the Bauhaus. There is also a small temporary exhibition space, a cafe and a shop selling books and some Classic Bauhaus pieces along with other contemporary designers work

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

...35 minutes before closing! However, as it is only small we had plenty of time to see the highlights. The information was presented clearly in English, and there was enough time for me (a fan) to look into my own favorites, and for my partner (who was unaware of the movement) to get enough of an overview to appreciate it.... More

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The museum showed Bauhaus' philosophy at its best, from architecture to exhibits to staff. It is quite small, and relatively cheaper than some of the bigger museums. The museum acts as an introduction to the Bauhaus school to me, and reminded me so much of my studies in the US. Slightly of track, but I was studying very similar course... More

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renens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This museum is small but quite good. The building itself is an important example of Bauhaus architecture. Inside the exhibit is compact but nicely arranged and the free audio guides are very helpful and clear, and say rather interesting things about the artworks. The shop is also cute and has a nice selection of small design objects and kitchen tools,... More

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