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 - 18:00
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Hackescher Markt • 6 min walk
  • Friedrichstraße • 9 min walk
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tosl
Jersey City, NJ571 contributions
Apr 2022
Most pleasant and impressive of the 5 (at least until the Pergamon is re-opened fully). The Egyptian display is, of course, very extensive, but it is the early man display on the top floor that most impressed me. Probably the best display on the Paleolithic that I have seen.
Written 22 April 2022
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MirandaVanDerBurg
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands34 contributions
Mar 2022
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 30 March 2022
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Goodison70
Wirral117 contributions
Feb 2022
Yes, seeing the Nefertiti bust is the highlight but the place has so much more and it's very easy to get around and follow the tour via headphones. Easy to combine with the Pergammon Museum, next door, so don't miss out.
Written 17 February 2022
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peter D
Ghent, Belgium294 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Excellent collection of fine arts ..egypt .. greek .. roman .. prehistotic .. persian

Super visit in many sales

Seen a suberb nefertete
Written 31 December 2021
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Snodes
London, UK75 contributions
Oct 2021 • 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 21 October 2021
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK8,282 contributions
Aug 2021
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 2 September 2021
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Bidule05
France778 contributions
Sep 2020
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 18 May 2021
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valivinturis
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania53 contributions
Oct 2019
Great museum with many egyptian relics and of course the famous Nefertiti bust. Part of the museum island.
Written 30 September 2020
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Mia R
Tromso, Norway9 contributions
Aug 2020
The worst museum experience I have ever had. Because of corona, there were no tours. I didn't think this would be a problem, because they have audioguides in English. Unfortunately there are very few objects and rooms that offer audioguide explanation. I saw a few other people listening to "numbers" i did not have acsess to, giving me the impression that the german audioguide gave a better experience. Also, there is not much text either throughout the museum. So, there are just a bunch of objects with no explanation.
Written 14 August 2020
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loftusal
London, UK41 contributions
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 9 March 2020
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Neues Museum is open:
  • Mon - Mon 00:00 - 23:59
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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