Maerkisches Museum
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Maerkisches Museum

Maerkisches Museum
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When it opened in 1908, the Märkisches Museum in Köllnischer Park was the first building in the world to be conceived specifically as a city museum. The museum is now set to undergo extensive renovation work.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Jannowitzbrücke • 4 min walk
  • Jannowitzbrücke • 4 min walk
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4.0 of 5 bubbles86 reviews
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Jen B
London, UK173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A lovely old building houses a great museum all about Berlin. Lots of history, interactive exhibits, models etc to keep the interest going on the way round and to take you through hundreds of years of Berlin from small town to today. It was extremely well done.
Written January 10, 2020
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IntoTheNorth
Soleure, Switzerland167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
At the time of my visit on a Friday afternoon, there were very few visitors to the museum, but a lot of staff. So I felt slightly strange and very much watched by the staff present all over the place as a nearly lone visitor. Also, the COVID-19 protection measures were a bit confusing (where are you supposed to walk, in which direction etc.) And due to changes to the exhibition, only part of it was accessible. Nevertheless, the museum offers a good insight into the history of Berlin!
Written October 15, 2021
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Dave P
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Intersting exhibits, showing the history of Berlin. Not very much translated into English, but still worth checking out. 5Euros is cheapish for entry, however if you want to take photos you have to pay a further 2 euros on top.

My main reason for putting only 2 point down for this museum was the irritating and rude staff. On arrival I was almost forced to put my bag in a locker, I agreed, no hassles, then when going around the museum felt like I was being followed and watched as if I was a thief or a vandel. Each room that I entered a museum staff member either followed me in or turned up from other rooms. It would have been ok if they spoke and offered information but they were there for security I think. They looked sour and literally scowled. It was the quickest museum visit I have ever made, i was out in 20 mins.

It was worth going to see the Kaiserpanorama though, it show shows 3D pictures from the turn of the last century on this old wooded viewing machine. Very cool clear pics too.

I have visitied many museums in London, America, New Zealand, France, Australia, Spain, Singapore and the staff here is definately the rudest I have ever encountered, nowhere else has made me feel more unwelcome. I was dressed smartly, was polite, didnt make a sound, and still felt like i was doing something wrong. It was making me want to knock something over to justify their rude behaviour.
Written November 18, 2009
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I am very sorry for your bad experience! We are working on train our staff constantly. Hopefully you will have a better experience next time.
Written March 10, 2014
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MeandSally
Scottish Highlands, UK198 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
soon as we entered the building i was pushed into giving them my bag AND coat as they wouldnt let me in with them! i felt quite intimidated by the female staff and got only dirty looks from them when i and my husband asked why other females where walking in with their bags and coats, we finally got told that my bag was too big! but they never gave an answer to why i had to leave my coat, even though other women had theirs! everything in the museum was in german only and to be honest there was nothing fantastic in there.
Written September 5, 2010
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We want to apologize for your trouble! Thank you for the feedback, we will deliver it to the costumer service department. We hope you come back and have a better experience in the future.
Written March 10, 2014
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Urania7
Dublin238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
This museum doesn't appear to draw the crowds that go to the other bigger museums. It's a little away from them but the entrance fee is far less. We didn't realise until we were nearly at the end of our visit that the information boards with text in German can actually be rotated so that you can see English text on their reverse sides. No one told us at the cash desk.
It's a really quirky museum and we caught the attention of a rather quirky member of staff who gave us a personal tour of some of the exhibits. He was very enthusiastic and we appreciated the time he took to point out the social and political significance of those particular exhibits.
Written April 15, 2017
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gus0101
Buenos Aires, Argentina74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011 • Business
enjoy it, is worth a visit. Very interesting collections and objects. not very well known, but beautiful
Written January 6, 2012
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Reflectorgo
Cork, Ireland550 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very interesting museum giving an overview of Berlin's history from earliest times. When we visited, many of the galleries were shut, because the museum is being reorganised, but there was still a great deal to see of interest, and we got a reduced entrance fee. There are some wonderful big models of Berlin as it used to be, and paintings showing the city over time, and its cultural and industrial heritage too - very nice 19th century oils. There's a great collection of mechanical musical instruments which are displayed in a little concert hall - they have concerts every Sunday afternoon. I wish they could have played a few of them during the week, I must admit. There are fine examples of wood carving, including one of the most moving religious carvings I have seen, and, by contrast, there are also instruments of torture!. The building is intriguing, built as the life's dream of the city's architect about a hundred years ago - vaguely ecclesiastical and medieval in style, almost like something out of Harry Potter. It was badly bombed in the war and has been restored. Unfortunately the signs on the exhibits are all in German but you can get an idea of most of what is going on without reading the notices, or by using a German dictionary. My German is far from fluent but Ifound the staff very helpful. I guess this is an old fashioned sort of museum but it is none the worse for that and it is a very pleasant place to visit on a quiet morning. It is quite near the Markisches Museum U bahn stop.
Written May 27, 2008
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Vicki L
Glasgow, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I only went because it was down the street from my hotel. It had a nice array of exhibits and entry was cheap. Don't take a rucksack or you'll have to leave it behind the desk.
Written March 19, 2019
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Bernard T
Rochdale, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We purchased a new version of the DK Eyewitness book for Berlin and browsing through we found the Märkisches Museum. On a day of disruption, due to upgrading, on the U-bahn we still decided to visit the museum. What a great decision - we were greeted warmly, in English, and when purchasing our tickets (7 euros each) we also were given a voucher (to the value of 4.50 euros) for coffee and a cake in the museums quaint, but in keeping, Coffee Shop)
The Audio system was excellent and the exhibition on the history of Berlin was very well presented and full of relevant artifacts and interactive displays with interest for a range of ages. We spent at least 3 hours, including a "coffee and cake break" and couldn't finish the whole exhibition! We visit Berlin every year so we will return next year to finish the exhibition.
Written January 13, 2019
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Howard-Liverpool
Liverpool, UK3,294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
This is a brillianThis museum goes on and on and there is so much of Berlin history here displayed beautifully. Frankly there was too much for me to get my head round! Great displays - parts fascinating - parts not so much but if you are into history you will love this place. Warning it is very easy to miss parts and the signage could be better - Maybe a more obvious route arrow? Its still superb. An audio tour is given as part of your entrance and it is very good - not just in German. The lady who did the greeting at the entrance was a delight. Watch out for FREE days - monthly I think
Written July 9, 2018
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