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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 #95 of 443 attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Berlin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is not big and therefore is not exhausting. I think the middle visitor, who is not familiar with art history might find the museum boring or not understand the specificity of the bauhaus movement. I think the museum lacks information on the period from which Bauhaus grew, emphasising on how it was avant garde in art and design... More

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Eindhoven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Well, lets begin with the fact that its Bauhaus. So of you are into design or design history you should visit. Its not that big. You can finish within an hour. And Do Not forget to get the free audio tour, its adda a lot to the exprience. The shop of the museum is very nice, maybe as nice as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As much as I have loved the Bauhaus movement for a very long time, my main reason for visiting was the Kandinsky exhibition and it was truthfully a bit lacking. However, some very good furniture exhibits, architectural plans and models and excellent Moholy-Nagy photos. It's one of those times that I feel a 'Good' rating is needed on TA, as... More

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

In a Bauhaus-inspired building, this exhibition is confusing to navigate although it is quite small. More could be given to provide the context of why Bauhaus was so revolutionary which would make it easier to then understand why it was considered too reactionary for the new Nazi regime. The audio tour is extensive, but not organised chronologically. Not enough on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

...I have seen in a very long time. It is the perfect collection of items from the time and presents the Bauhaus period in very easy and enjoyable way. The staff in the museum is friendly and very helpful (unless you take photographs).

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Bauhaus Archive has to be a must see museum for anyone interested in design and architecture. Clear displays ,that are easy to follow with the aid of an audio-guide (available in English), which comes with the admission price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

This was the reason we first came to berlin in 2005 and we've been visiting the archive every year since all modern styling started with the bauhaus ordinary things made beautiful and simple, design and style we take for granted it tells the story of the people who made it all happen the museum has a simple layout and you... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were here three years ago and as a Bauhaus fan, I simply loved being here. I saw pieces I'd never seen anywhere else, such as the bar. The sign forbidding photography was hidden by someone standing in the doorway, and when we took a picture, the staff almost dragged us to the minute sign. The shop is a dangerous... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The building is authentic and used to be the college. They have followed through with clever and clear displays of the Bauhaus desginers and teachers. Very thorough audioguide. Excellent shop for trendy gifts, especially nice things for children, not really cheap but geat quality items. Attracts some posers carping on about design. We really enjoyed this and learned alot. It... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Nice, pretty small museum located in a cool building. There was a bit too much to read I think, but otherwise the museum was very interesting with a lot of classic design objects. We really liked the shop, where you can buy posters, books, watches, bowls and a lot of other stuff with nice design.

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