Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum, Munich: Hours, Address, Deutsches Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Deutsches Museum
4.5
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
About
One of the world's largest science museums, visitors can to this famous institution can easily get lost among the endless floors of interesting exhibits, including a fascinating exhibit on mining.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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  • Fraunhoferstraße • 9 min walk
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Steep And Deep
Starnberg, Germany19 contributions
Old-fashioned, dated, and run-down
Sep 2021
Echoing many other reviews here, I first visited in the 1990s and was fascinated by the size and content it contained. Having recently visited a few modern and engaging museums, I was disappointed to find that this museum is largely unchanged. There are some new exhibits, and some very good ones, but otherwise the style and approach - and often the content, even with fraying text - is unchanged in 30 years or more.

Others mentioned very unfriendly staff, which I can't confirm (booked online), but the entrance process was very unclear (proof of no-Covid at outdoor tent first, which you discover by waiting in line at the entrance!), and the online process requires registration, the country of your credit card is not listed alphabetically much less auto-fill (type in "G" and Gabon, Germany, Guinea etc appear) - how much time must I scroll through a list of 200 countries to give you money? And uploading this pic restricted me to only two types - what's wrong with tiff, gif, pdf, and all the others? Um, this all to visit a technology museum. Really?

Others mentioned confusing layout and exhibits hard to find - agreed - and mostly in German. The app is modern and slick, but doesn't really help with organizing your experience more efficiently. Eg I found in the app that the Enigma is #327, but this did not help me find the exhibit at all, nor did I find the number 327 on it when I eventually located it. In fairness, we decided against the 1 hour and 2 hour audio guides on the app, which might help give visitors a good overview (can't say, as we had a few specific things in mind for our visit).

Noteworthy is that these comments recur frequently, yet nothing has changed. I guess we must assume that nobody cares.

Too bad.
Written 6 September 2021
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Arnd H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates180 contributions
Nice to look at the history
Aug 2021 • Family
The German Museum certainly used to be one of the best museums around but has seen better days. Totally understandably that certain exhibits cannot be used during these days of Covid but the number of signs displaying 'out of order' leaves the impression as if it is more a question of maintenance. So yes, overwhelmed by the selection of exhibits from all different areas, disappointed by the disfunctional items.

Also: what about new technologies? VR? AR? Holograms?
Written 16 August 2021
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Paul S
San Diego, California333 contributions
Science & Technology Museum on an Island
Jul 2021 • Couples
The eight floor levels of this museum offers exhibits on dozens of subjects on science and technology. Some areas need an update. We particularly enjoyed: astronomy, weights & measures, geodesy, pharmaceutics and the mine. Many hands on exhibits. More than you can absorb in a day.
Written 13 August 2021
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schmidtmg
Switzerland904 contributions
Museum for science lovers
Jul 2021
The Deutsches Museum on the Museumsinsel in Munich is a must for science lovers - it is sprawling and you could easily spend the entire day - from 10 am to 5 pm - in there. Many exhibits are a little old-fashioned and retro, and some sections are in need of a renovation. Some more interactivity in the displays would also be a plus. But our daughter enjoyed the visit thoroughly, especially the sections on aviation, astronomy and physics, and that is the most important thing. Very good museum shop. At the moment, pandemic related, you should book online in advance.
Written 30 July 2021
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Jan
3 contributions
Worst museum ever. Old fashioned approach to learning
Jun 2021 • Friends
Very old fashioned museum and way too expensive. The upper 5 levels contain information that has not been updated for almost 20 years. Very disappointing. There were also very old keyboards and computers from the early 2000 that visitors should apparently use to learn more. Very interesting part about renewable energies downstairs. Probably the worst museum I have seen so far
Written 25 July 2021
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KyFlynn
Munich, Germany1,666 contributions
Great museum!
Jul 2020
The museum is huge and offers a lot. It's definitely worth a visit, but plan quite some hours for this one, as there really is a lot to see and explore.
Written 3 June 2021
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ghanbg
Nuremberg, Germany494 contributions
Museum for science geeks
May 2021
Sprawling, nerdy, bit old-fashioned - a huge science museum, currently many sections closed due to renovations. These are needed, many of the exhibits have literally collected dust and look very 80's/retro ;-)

Our kids' favorites included the underground mining history section (very cool), the ships, and the demo of high voltage electricity. There is some incredibly dull stuff too, go there if you want to find some benches to sit on where no one is lingering around.

Combine with a nice walk along the Isar river before or after. One of the top museums in Munich
Written 15 May 2021
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SussexD
Uckfield, UK87 contributions
Great traditional museum with plenty for all
Sep 2020 • Family
This was a great afternoon in a traditional setting but with plenty of interesting activities for all ages. There are lockers near the entrance. Spacious and unhurried. Plenty of fantastic history, mechanics and things you can try. A well constructed multi-level mining walk. I’d recommend for children, particularly over 10
Written 10 March 2021
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Terry H
Worcester, United Kingdom543 contributions
Great visit
Sep 2020 • Solo
I spent a fascinating afternoon in this museum.
Wide range of technological and scientific artefacts
Excellent cafe
Lots to do and see for everyone
Written 25 September 2020
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monik27369
Stuttgart, Germany11 contributions
really good
Aug 2020
Great experience but it is sooooo big! I loved the old boats and so many other things, really a must when you visit München
Written 17 September 2020
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