About us

The Stadtmuseum Berlin brings together the past, present and future, with a focus on people and their stories.

Drei Museen auf einen Schlag: Im Nikolaiviertel befinden sich das Museum Ephraim-Palais, das Museum Knoblauchhaus und das Museum Nikolaikirche in unmittelbarer Nähe zueinander.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Fiona Hirschmann

We work with and for the community of our diverse city to design approaches to understanding Berlin and its history as it unfolds. Our collections, exhibitions and programmes, available in both analogue and digital formats, bring the stories of the past and present to life. By allowing for new insights and encouraging diverse narratives, we seek to contribute to an open and forward-looking Berlin that speaks with many voices.

One of Germany’s largest museums of cultural history, we tell the story of Berlin from its prehistory and early history to the present day.

Spread across six exhibition sites and a central depot, our unique collection comprises several million objects. With the opening of the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace, we have added the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition to our list of locations. This site for discovery, communication and participation focuses on Berlin’s connections with the lager world.

Einblick in die restauratorische Arbeit am Museum gibt es an den Museumssonntagen.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Michael Setzpfandt
The Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, Landesmuseum für Kultur und Geschichte Berlin, is a foundation under public law based in Berlin. It is also supported in its work by the commitment and donations of a variety of individuals and institutions.

The Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin is a non-profit organisation dedicated to collecting, conserving, maintaining and researching works of art and other cultural assets related to Berlin’s culture and history, and making them accessible to the public in permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, as well as for purposes of scholarship and general education.

Inclusive language at the Stadtmuseum Berlin

To live up to its public mission and role in serving the community, the Stadtmuseum Berlin is committed to using inclusive language, both visually and verbally.