Neues Museum
Neues Museum
4.5
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
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.
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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  • DJinNashville
    Nashville, Tennessee225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vast collection of Egyptian, prehistoric, and classical antiquities
    Neues Museum is located on Museum Island, and its exhibits showcase a vast collection of Egyptian, prehistoric, and classical antiquities. The highlight of the museum is undoubtedly the iconic bust of Nefertiti, which is must-see. Overall, lots to see, and you will end up walking a lot during this visit. Of note, we entered through the James Simon Gallery and stopped for coffee at Cu 29. Friendly staff and unexpected, yet very cool and entertaining robot server!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • David B
    El Barco de Avila, Spain619 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nefertiti!
    It is worth visiting this museum to see the wonderful bust of Queen Nefertiti and the fascinating Berlin Golden Hat - but there is much more housed in a building which still shows the evidence of WW2 bombing. You need to book a time slot, but this is quite a large museum and there are not many crowds. Access is via the James Simon Gallery.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 June 2023
  • JJJC_Family
    810 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truncated visit & sorry it was
    We only saw the top floor of this museum and ate at a restaurant there, due to health issues. The top was the least spectacular and though it was very good, as we ran through part of the Egyptian section while we were leaving it was clear that we made a mistake not starting there. Based on what we did see, it may confirm what the very nice ticket seller told us, that after the Pergamon, this was the place to see. Next time...
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Miss_Lou14
    Sydney, Australia156 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nefertiti bust
    What an amazing Museum. It was wonderful to see many Ancient Egyptian artefacts and especially the bust of Nefertiti… I cannot believe how beautiful it is. A definite must for anyone travelling to Berlin
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Caroline LP
    London, United Kingdom204 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic Egyptian experience
    We had a great time visiting this gallery and saw the amazing presentation of Egyptian artefacts including the Nefertiti Bust. The building was impressive and had some great architectural features - see photos. We’d definitely recommend a visit here.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 August 2023
  • nidriks
    Dorset, United Kingdom44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot to see
    I spent at least a couple of hours in this museum and did find it fascinating, although be warned there is a huge amount to read. The story of Alexander the Great's conquest through Asia was really well presented with excellent maps, including a huge map in the centre of the exhibit. Moving on, the exhibit on ancient Egypt is huge and would be amazing for a huge Egyptian fan. It's not my favourite period of history but I will say that seeing all these few thousand year old artifacts does remind one of our place in history. I found the section on prehistory and the middle ages to be my favourite. I am pretty sure this was the museum with a really nice video of how mankind lived throughout the periods of the stone ages through to the iron age. It was excellently done. The only problem I have with these large museums is the amount of reading and leaving bags in lockers means no access to water unless you visit often pricy cafes. You have to book for museums on Berlin's museum island too so might be tough to do some over two days. It is a fascinating place to visit though. I'm glad I got into one of Berlin's big museums.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Ellenlyn
    Larksville, Pennsylvania6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Egyptian and more
    This was a terrific experience. We wanted to see the ancient Egyptian art and artifacts. We only had time for one of the museum island greats so we picked this one. We started at the lower level and worked our way up. The thoughtful layout brought us to the second floor and we must admit that Seeing the Queen Nefertiti bust was the highlight. But there is another level above that that is equally as interesting. We spent so much more time there than I expected. Nicely done, for sure. We got our tickets on line and went first thing (10 am) on a Sunday morning. It was pretty crowded by the time we left.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 October 2023
  • joyc150
    100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    See lots of Egyptian treasures all in one place.
    The selection of Egyptian treasures are amazing, very well laid out and labelled. The highlight is Nefertiti’s bust, it’s exquisite. There are lifts to all floors, an awful lot to see and take in, perhaps you need more than one visit. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The only negative is the staff on the reception are brusque and unfriendly so it is a bad first impression.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
  • @david_b_lewis
    29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    newer building, more collections of old cultures
    Armed with timed-entry tickets, we headed back to the Neues Museum, which turned out to be the Altes Museum, Part II. The collections were a similarly mixed bag of explorer’s donations and musty displays, but of other ancient civilizations, all in a striking building that was sometimes modern (particularly the portions rebuilt after WWII) and sometimes had the walls painted to match the displays (e.g. with faded murals). The Egypt collection was very fine, including some very lovely delicate sculptures. (Assertion: Egypt is the most successful human civilization ever. Discuss!) The famous holdings include the head of Nefertiti, which was as mobbed as the Mona Lisa. I started to take a picture of the crowd, but was barked at by a guard; they had no problems with photography elsewhere, so I imagine that the issue is one of copyright i.e. the museum sells images of the sculpture.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Peter B
    Cincinnati, Ohio338 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent quality Egyptian antiquities
    The Neues Museum house a much smaller collection than in the Louvre or British Museum, but the quality of the pieces is exceptional. The only downside is that photos of the Nefertiti bust are not permitted from within the gallery. It is somewhat understandable, but irritating.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 October 2023
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Marianne
Aarhus, Denmark21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
A Really good museum, they have excellent permanent exhibitions and some very good special ones. Take your time and take one of the folding chairs, that ´s offered, so you can sit and absorbe the pictures.
Written 12 April 2024
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Bernard S
London, UK107 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The museum has an impressive collection but our visit was spoiled by completely over the top custodians. In one area all photograaphy is banned. I understand why flash photography would not be allowed, but all photography was banned. In another area we were admonished for resting against a wall because the concrete is hard to clean. To be clear this was a piece of modern concrete in the construction, not part of the collection. In another area I was told off for using my mobile. And so on. Such a shame.
Written 11 April 2024
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Lauro A
Curitiba, PR34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Neues Museum has thousands of evaluations. I will limit myself to confirm that it is a must visit place for all people interested in understanding the history of the world from ancient times to today. This was not my first time and, for sure, will not be the last.
Written 6 April 2024
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helenandpaul13
Worcester, UK1,660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Visited this place for a second time while in the area. The artefacts are wonderful and the best object on display is the ceramic bust of Nefertiti, which is situated on the top floor. Sadly, although you was examine it close up you cannot photograph it from close and you must stand outside the room. The museum is situated on Museum Island which is just off the main road. There are steps to climb for those with difficulties although I think there are lifts too. Objects are placed over 3 floors with the famous bust on the top. They are all displayed within their own Eras. Staff are there to assist too. Although there are about 4 museums to examine, you can't do them all in one day, so if viewers like museums, just take your time and visit them over a few days. The place is beautiful though and well worth a visit for the day.
Written 11 March 2024
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CyclOrBit
Ghent, Belgium36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
It's a huge and rich museum. The amounts of artefacts will for sure be enough for even the most eager history lover.

The main problem is that it's not well organized.

THE GOOD
Extremely large
Several expositions
Free audio guide

THE BAD
It's not well organized
There are no signs about where to start and how to have the tour
Most of the staff doesn't speak English
The audio guide is missing a lot of material and it's not easy to use
Often you don't know in which room you are
Some descriptions are written only in German
Most dates are written with the German system

BOTTOM LINE
Visit it if you really want to, but don't expect a well structured tour. Be ready to study the map and the floors to know where to start from.
Actually, best to start from the top floor and go down.
Written 24 January 2024
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SonnyFamily123
Kent, UK457 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Well worth a visit if in Berlin..lots of amazing displays from Berlin history through to Egyptian…whilst there we were also able to see the Uzbekistan display..a great way to wile away a few hours…even the museum building itself is very impressive
Written 31 December 2023
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OneLovesTravel
London, UK251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Well worth visiting this museum, my tired teenagers had already had enough before we entered the building but even they said it was great!

We only focused on the main highlights and we’re super impressed, I particularly loved the painted bust of Nefertiti. The golden hat was incredible too. The architecture of the museum is very impressive too.

Yes as done previous reviews say, some staff members could learn to smile but it’s probably not in their job description, as it is probably not being friendly and speaking kindly to visitors…I just smile and ignore them!
Written 28 December 2023
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stjean11
Dorset, UK766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Nearly walked out before we even purchased tickets.
All we asked was if there was a discount with the Berlin welcome card.
A Male member of staff selling the tickets shouted at us so loud that the noise echoed around the whole reception area.
YOU Don't GET FREE ENTRY WITH 5 Day welcome ticket. He was so loud and went on and on about needing a 3 day ticket. As an elderly retired couple we found his attitude very intimidating.
All the other reception staff just stared at us.
We purchased tickets but did not feel comfortable for the rest of the visit.
Such a shame because it is a very interesting museum.

Written 18 December 2023
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Magda Kasapoglou
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Nice museum but rude staff "Ms Siebert" she barely can work , we asked where we should leave our coats and she was so aggressive.
Written 9 December 2023
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hjb00123
London20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Museum is nicely laid out. Went at 10am with a 19 euro all museum ticket but no timed entry, as we were early this didn’t matter and we went in quite quickly. Sadly the staff spoiled our visit, they are brusque, unfriendly and unwelcoming. If you get hot halfway round and take your jacket off you will be shouted at - you have to either return to the entrance to find the cloakroom or put it back on. If you are carrying a camera anywhere Nefertiti, be prepared for a hard time. You will be barked at and watched like a hawk, even if you have already told them that you are aware of the no photo policy. Completely ruined the experience.
Written 5 November 2023
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