Neues Museum

Neues Museum, Berlin: Hours, Address, Neues Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Neues Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Hackescher Markt • 6 min walk
  • Friedrichstraße • 9 min walk
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK8,488 contributions
The museum tickets need to be prebooked and for a weekend you certainly need to book in advance. If you're organised there is the option of a ticket to cover all the museums on Museum Island over 1 or 3 days I think.
The Neues museum was fantastic, almost as good as the British Museum with a huge amount of Egyptian and classical civilization artifacts and an eclectic mix of Celtic, Bronze Age, Merovingian and assorted medieval stuff, mixed in with prehistoric items, on the top floor.
There were an excessive number of guards, about one to every eight visitors, which felt a bit strange. There was plenty of information in English and the obligatory gift shop too. We spent around 2 hours inside although by the top floor we were on information overload. Entrance was €12.
Written September 2, 2021
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Slowbarfie
Bedfordshire, UK50 contributions
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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Snodes
London, UK79 contributions
Solo
My plan was to nip in here for 30 mins to see Nefertiti then go somewhere else but I ended up spending 2 1/2 hours here. It’s not packed full of exhibits but everything’s well laid out and focused, well lit and labelled and superb quality. The “story” the museum tells through the building from Nubians to Egyptians to Romans to Franks and Slavs then a pull right back to Stone, Bronze and Iron Age is quirky but brilliant. The highlight is obviously Nefertiti, and she is simply stunning - I was expecting her to talk (and ask for my Covid pass!). Nothing really for kids but a wonderful museum.
Written October 21, 2021
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JRMADA
United States757 contributions
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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smrgeog
Vancouver, Canada2,020 contributions
Friends
I learned a lot about the customs and life in Ancient Egypt coming here. There is a very large Egyptian collection with some artifacts from the Amarma period. I largely raced through the Hellenic period because of my previous visits to Greece.

The main highlight of the whole museum is the Nefertiti bust (the beautiful one has come) which is a magnificent work of art. Unfortunately photography is not permitted in this part of the museum and there is plenty of staff to deter to you from doing so.

I liked the museum but what I found confusing is actually finding the actual entrance. You must also obtain a time slot to enter. It’s better to obtain a ticket online prior to visiting or having the Berlin Welcome card and getting a time slot free. They can scan tickets from your phone so no worries.
Written June 2, 2022
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Angelica
52 contributions
Solo
The Egyptian artefacts are absolutely worth a visit. Besides the world famous bust of Nefertiti, which is stunning, there are all kinds of artefacts, big and small, from jewellery to the entrance to a tomb. Honestly this museum impressed me more than the British Museum
Written June 15, 2022
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Jeremy B
96 contributions
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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Bidule05
France1,274 contributions
The Museum displays masterpieces from various eras, especially from Egypt
The highlight of the museum visit is the bust of Nefertiti, who lived in the 14th century BC, and was the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaton, who was famous for converting his kingdom to worship the sun god Aten.
We were amazed by the intricately sculpted limestone and stucco plaster bust of Nefertiti, which constitutes the perfect archetype of female beauty. It was incredible to see that the colors of the polychrome bust of Nefertiti (dating back over 3000 years) were still perfectly preserved (without any restoration)!!!
We have also seen:
- other beautiful sculptures from Amara (Egyptian capital under Amenophis IV Akhenaton), such as the Statuette of Queen Tiy (Akhenaton's mother) and the magnificent relief "walk in the garden"
- a relief dating from the late Egyptian period "the green head"
- beautiful collections of sarcophagi and papyrus.
Written May 18, 2021
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MirandaVanDerBurg
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands34 contributions
Beautiful collection but I did not find the museum to be very hospitable. Lady at reception was not friendly and did not say anything about the availability of the audio-system.
Collection is beautiful, incl. buste of Nefertiti, but the atmosphere is a bit cold and reminds me of a funeral. No one speaks out loud, everyone is whispering. Somehow I was scared to make a sound at all which does not ensure a relaxed visit.
Building and collection are truly amazing but I did not feel comfortable walking around.
Written March 30, 2022
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loftusal
London, UK41 contributions
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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  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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