Neues Museum
Neues Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area

Address
Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Hackescher Markt • 6 min walk
  • Friedrichstraße • 8 min walk
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  • Caroline LP
    London, United Kingdom1,421 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic Egyptian experience
    We had a great time visiting this gallery and saw the amazing presentation of Egyptian artefacts including the Nefertiti Bust. The building was impressive and had some great architectural features - see photos. We’d definitely recommend a visit here.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 21, 2023
  • nidriks
    Dorset, United Kingdom168 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot to see
    I spent at least a couple of hours in this museum and did find it fascinating, although be warned there is a huge amount to read. The story of Alexander the Great's conquest through Asia was really well presented with excellent maps, including a huge map in the centre of the exhibit. Moving on, the exhibit on ancient Egypt is huge and would be amazing for a huge Egyptian fan. It's not my favourite period of history but I will say that seeing all these few thousand year old artifacts does remind one of our place in history. I found the section on prehistory and the middle ages to be my favourite. I am pretty sure this was the museum with a really nice video of how mankind lived throughout the periods of the stone ages through to the iron age. It was excellently done. The only problem I have with these large museums is the amount of reading and leaving bags in lockers means no access to water unless you visit often pricy cafes. You have to book for museums on Berlin's museum island too so might be tough to do some over two days. It is a fascinating place to visit though. I'm glad I got into one of Berlin's big museums.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Ellenlyn
    Larksville, Pennsylvania7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Egyptian and more
    This was a terrific experience. We wanted to see the ancient Egyptian art and artifacts. We only had time for one of the museum island greats so we picked this one. We started at the lower level and worked our way up. The thoughtful layout brought us to the second floor and we must admit that Seeing the Queen Nefertiti bust was the highlight. But there is another level above that that is equally as interesting. We spent so much more time there than I expected. Nicely done, for sure. We got our tickets on line and went first thing (10 am) on a Sunday morning. It was pretty crowded by the time we left.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 9, 2023
  • joyc150
    123 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    See lots of Egyptian treasures all in one place.
    The selection of Egyptian treasures are amazing, very well laid out and labelled. The highlight is Nefertiti’s bust, it’s exquisite. There are lifts to all floors, an awful lot to see and take in, perhaps you need more than one visit. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The only negative is the staff on the reception are brusque and unfriendly so it is a bad first impression.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
  • @david_b_lewis
    26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    newer building, more collections of old cultures
    Armed with timed-entry tickets, we headed back to the Neues Museum, which turned out to be the Altes Museum, Part II. The collections were a similarly mixed bag of explorer’s donations and musty displays, but of other ancient civilizations, all in a striking building that was sometimes modern (particularly the portions rebuilt after WWII) and sometimes had the walls painted to match the displays (e.g. with faded murals). The Egypt collection was very fine, including some very lovely delicate sculptures. (Assertion: Egypt is the most successful human civilization ever. Discuss!) The famous holdings include the head of Nefertiti, which was as mobbed as the Mona Lisa. I started to take a picture of the crowd, but was barked at by a guard; they had no problems with photography elsewhere, so I imagine that the issue is one of copyright i.e. the museum sells images of the sculpture.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Peter B
    Cincinnati, Ohio432 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent quality Egyptian antiquities
    The Neues Museum house a much smaller collection than in the Louvre or British Museum, but the quality of the pieces is exceptional. The only downside is that photos of the Nefertiti bust are not permitted from within the gallery. It is somewhat understandable, but irritating.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Sandy S
    Albuquerque, New Mexico1,018 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much more than Nefertiti
    Every time I come to Berlin (which is about once a year), I make a ritual visit to the Golden Hat and Nefertiti at the Neues Museum. I always learn something new from the other permanent exhibits. In addition to being once again impressed by the good lighting and informative bilingual descriptions in the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age galleries, I discovered the haunting notes from the replicated Bronze Age horns, whose sound transported me across millennia. Nefertiti was as timelessly lovely as ever, but this museum offers so much more.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 27, 2023
  • stjean11
    Dorset, United Kingdom1,017 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The reception staff were not pleasant, the museum was interesting and informative.
    Nearly walked out before we even purchased tickets. All we asked was if there was a discount with the Berlin welcome card. A Male member of staff selling the tickets shouted at us so loud that the noise echoed around the whole reception area. YOU Don't GET FREE ENTRY WITH 5 Day welcome ticket. He was so loud and went on and on about needing a 3 day ticket. As an elderly retired couple we found his attitude very intimidating. All the other reception staff just stared at us. We purchased tickets but did not feel comfortable for the rest of the visit. Such a shame because it is a very interesting museum.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 17, 2023
  • helenandpaul13
    Worcester, United Kingdom1,672 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful objects within
    Visited this place for a second time while in the area. The artefacts are wonderful and the best object on display is the ceramic bust of Nefertiti, which is situated on the top floor. Sadly, although you was examine it close up you cannot photograph it from close and you must stand outside the room. The museum is situated on Museum Island which is just off the main road. There are steps to climb for those with difficulties although I think there are lifts too. Objects are placed over 3 floors with the famous bust on the top. They are all displayed within their own Eras. Staff are there to assist too. Although there are about 4 museums to examine, you can't do them all in one day, so if viewers like museums, just take your time and visit them over a few days. The place is beautiful though and well worth a visit for the day.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 11, 2024
  • Lauro A
    Curitiba, PR36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a place to understand the development of the civilizations
    Neues Museum has thousands of evaluations. I will limit myself to confirm that it is a must visit place for all people interested in understanding the history of the world from ancient times to today. This was not my first time and, for sure, will not be the last.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 6, 2024
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Daniela T
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The museum collection was okay. Museum staff are huge sticklers about big bags/backpacks/water bottles being checked; we were trying to wait in line for the audio guide and were approached 3 times in that time frame about it, which was irritating. You can get timed entry tickets to the Neues Museum (and others on museum island) from the Visitor’s Centre near Brandenburg Gate. Make sure you either book online way in advance (probably 1-2 weeks) for the timed entry tickets for Altes Museum and Pergamon Museum as these are extremely popular especially in August. They cap the number of timed entry tickets for those with Berlin Welcome Card and do NOT offer walk-ins the day of… so if you can’t get a timed entry ticket to these museums online/in person early enough in advance you’re out of luck.
Written August 20, 2023
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Jeremy B
92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Consider visiting this as part of a combined ticket with the other nearby museums. The objects are surprisingly poorly displayed and really need updating. However, there are some pieces such as the head of Nefertiti that are well worth seeing. I suspect they could do a lot more with this collection to improve the experience.
Written January 4, 2020
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Uwe P
Winterthur, Switzerland6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
You have bought an all museums ticket just to find out you have to stand in line for hours for each of them - and you will be issued a mandatory time slot for entering - up to five hours in advance. A very intransparent admission system ripping you off your money and mainly not guaranteeing admission the same day, when you are a day tourist. Very unprofessional and unfair!!!
Written December 29, 2022
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JRMADA
United States3,329 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This place is too expensive for what they have to offer. The bust of Queen Nefertiti is a gem, but no pictures allowed. They have two guards near the display who will yell at you if you try to take a picture. The other interesting item there is the Berlin Gold Hat. They charge 14 euros per person, but in my opinion it should be less than 10. I’m
Written July 15, 2022
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Slowbarfie
Bedfordshire, UK81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
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.
Written June 16, 2022
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mrd0t
Philadelphia, PA9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Egyptian collection alone is worth a visit, given the number of very famous pieces on display. However, the rest of the collection and the building's history is fascinating as well. Definitely pre-buy tickets online to keep from standing in the long lines with the rest of the tourists.
Written January 5, 2020
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loftusal
London, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
David Chipperfield's remodelling of this museum must make it one of the most breathtaking museums in the world. It has a fabulous collection of prehistoric, ancient and Roman artifacts. I could have spend days in this museum ... and absolute must when visiting Berlin.
Written March 9, 2020
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nidriks
Dorset, UK168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
I spent at least a couple of hours in this museum and did find it fascinating, although be warned there is a huge amount to read.
The story of Alexander the Great's conquest through Asia was really well presented with excellent maps, including a huge map in the centre of the exhibit.
Moving on, the exhibit on ancient Egypt is huge and would be amazing for a huge Egyptian fan. It's not my favourite period of history but I will say that seeing all these few thousand year old artifacts does remind one of our place in history.
I found the section on prehistory and the middle ages to be my favourite. I am pretty sure this was the museum with a really nice video of how mankind lived throughout the periods of the stone ages through to the iron age. It was excellently done.
The only problem I have with these large museums is the amount of reading and leaving bags in lockers means no access to water unless you visit often pricy cafes. You have to book for museums on Berlin's museum island too so might be tough to do some over two days.
It is a fascinating place to visit though. I'm glad I got into one of Berlin's big museums.
Written September 3, 2023
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GoldilocksMC
Roanoke, VA86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
My friend and I enjoyed exploring this museum and especially loved the Egyptian artifacts. They were strict about rules and a bit abrasive in enforcement- we witnessed an employee loudly hiss at a young woman in one exhibit. It seemed inappropriate and unprofessional to those of us who witnessed this incident.
Written February 9, 2020
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NewStart78
Des Moines, IA369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Superb museum--we thought better than it's sister museums on the Island. Huge amount of significant and interesting artifacts here, and the layout, and the quality of the curating is outstanding. A history nerd could easily spend 3-4 hours here and still not see it all.
Written January 5, 2020
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