Museum Island

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

Museum Island
4.5
Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
Home to three famous museums - the Pergamon, the Altes and the Bode.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Hackescher Markt • 6 min walk
  • Oranienburger Straße • 8 min walk
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland23,629 contributions
Apr 2022
This stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in Berlin’s historic Mitte. You can find five historic museums here: Altes Museum, Neues Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Bode Museum, and Pergamon Museum.

A new exhibition building, the James Simon Gallery, was opened in 2019. At the moment, there are construction works going on around Pergamon Museum.

Also, Berlin Cathedral can be found next to the museums.

You can easily spend the whole day on this island. Beware that you have to make a time-slot reservation for each museum.
Written 8 May 2022
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Delia
Schonefeld, Germany1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
Terrible customer service, not welcoming, they let me buy a ticket for the Pergamon museum at 17:15 without telling me that the museum was gonna close at 18:00. They made me leave the museum in a very rude way.
Written 4 May 2022
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Dina Cubanera
London, UK73 contributions
Apr 2022
Probably the nicest spot in Berlin.
Although there are hordes of tourists everywhere arround.
You should visit the area surrounding the island.
Written 24 April 2022
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tosl
Jersey City, NJ571 contributions
Apr 2022
This is not about the individual museums that I reviewed separately, but about the whole experience on Museum Island. Be patient because you will need it visiting here at least at the present time.

First, you need to buy a ticket AND a reservation. You also need a reservation FOR EACH exhibit, like Gaughan, if you want to visit. If you are solo or a couple ok, good luck trying to keep several family members straight.

The online tickets are sent to you in random order, and in German, so you have to try to organize them on your phone.

They will not accept a screenshot so it must be PDF. You also will be asked to show these tickets even inside the museums as you are viewing exhibits.

My advice; is just pick one museum as a small group and print out everything beforehand. Note, this is the only place in Germany that I had to deal with this.
Written 22 April 2022
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Clamcham
Paignton, UK31 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
They let you buy tickets online, only to find you also need a time slot ticket. This time slot ticket is almost impossible to find online even with a German speaker on hand.

Pretty much feels like a scam.
Written 22 April 2022
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MJH1
Bedfordshire, UK4,574 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Some fantastic buildings however all of the museums are shut on a Monday!
Not to worry we’ll go on Tuesday before we go home we thought
turned up next day only to be told the two museums we wanted to go into were only accessible on a timeslot basis and they were now fully booked until Thursday!
No explanation of this anywhere
So I’m sure the museums are great not that we will get to look inside this trip
Written 12 April 2022
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Goodison70
Wirral117 contributions
Feb 2022
To have one of these museums in your city is one thing but to have 3...all outstanding: Pergamon, Neues, Das Panorama - all wonderful and I recently had a weekend here just to see these again - for the second time. Go to Das Panorama whilst you can - an utterly moving experience that cannot be compared to anything else.
Written 15 February 2022
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Geena
10 contributions
Nov 2021
Just the most gorgeous place to wander around, so many beautiful buildings along the riverside and a great selection of museums to choose from - definitely something for everyone. All reasonably priced to enter and offer student discount which is a bonus. The cathedral is particularly impressive to look at.
Written 29 November 2021
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Rookie8155
Toronto, Canada99 contributions
Nov 2021
We got a chance to visit this place last weekend. There are five museums on this island. We were able to get ticket for one museum (Altes Museum).
Written 25 November 2021
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Nina J
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
Feeling not welcome in the museums. Umpleasant and ognoramt guards. Went to see Pergamon and Neues Museum after byimg tickets online, just to find that you need to book time slots to actually enter. The time slot could not be booked online and it was only possible to enter Neues Museum. The exhibition really lacked presenting the objects in context. All in all a poor experience
Written 5 November 2021
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Museum Island is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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