Museum Ephraim-Palais

Exhibitions on Berlin’s history and culture
In the Ephraim-Palais Museum, the Stadtmuseum Berlin presents the permanent exhibition on the history of the city “BerlinZEIT”.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Oliver Ziebe
The Museum Ephraim-Palais shows exhibitions and presentations on three floors and in the salon.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Sandra Weller

In the Ephraim-Palais Museum, the Stadtmuseum Berlin presents its newly revised permanent exhibition “BerlinZEIT – The city makes history!”

Museum Ephraim-Palais
Poststraße 16
10178 Berlin

Opening Hours
Tue – Sun | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (also on public holidays))
Mon closed

Special Closing Hours
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7 euros (single ticket) | 15 euros (combi-ticket*) | free admission (under 18 years or with reduction)

*Valid on two consecutive days for the Museum Ephraim-Palais, the Museum Nikolaikirche and the Museum Knoblauchhaus.

The building, whose history dates back over 250 years, was completely restored in 1987 for Berlin’s 750th anniversary. The Stadtmuseum Berlin uses this unique location for exhibitions and exclusive presentations of objects from Berlin’s history. The Museum Ephraim-Palais is also home to the Ephraim Veitel Stiftung, a foundation promoting Jewish life in Germany. During opening hours, the museum shop offers a variety of literature and souvenirs related to the exhibitions.


Das Brandenburger Tor mit der Quadriga steht als eines der bekanntesten Berliner Baudenkmäler auf dem kommenden Plakatmotiv zur Ausstellung stellvertretend für die Stadt.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin


The city makes history!
A discovery tour through eight hundred years of diversity, disruption and change, with many original artefacts from Berlin’s past.

This is how small Berlin used to be … Along original artefacts, digital media stations and large-scale models, the tour takes you through 800 years of history in one hour.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Christian Kielmann
During the renovation of the Märkisches Museum, the exhibition on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Museum Ephraim-Palais takes visitors on a compact and easy-to-understand journey from the founding of the city to the present day. Displaying many original objects from the city’s history, Berlin is told as a place of diversity and openness, but also of ruptures and radical change. A “must see” for anyone interested in Berlin!

Wandmalerei in der Saarbrücker Straße, 2020
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto eingesendet von: Hans Keim

Berlin im Blick

Photographers show their city

More than 70 photographs from our photo call “Berlin jetzt!” (“Berlin now!”) show the city from very different, personal perspectives.

„Zug der Liebe“ (Caravan of Love), Jannowitzbrücke, Berlin 2015
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto submitted by: Sven Görlich
The special presentation “Berlin im Blick” (Berlin in focus) on the 3rd floor of the Museum shows more than 70 outstanding photographs taken by around 50 Berliners. They show the city’s architecture, natural environment, residents and visitors, as well as its energy, pace, rhythm and changes. In a seven part atmospheric snapshot of Berlin, these works provide insight into what moves the city and its people.
Savoir-vivre im Nikolaiviertel: Das Museum Nikolaikirche ist umgeben von Cafés, Restaurants und liebevoll geführten Geschenkläden.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Foto: Fiona Hirschmann

Discover the Nikolaiviertel!

Welcome to the oldest part of the city of Berlin! Three museums invite you to discover here: the Museum Nikolaikirche, the Museum Knoblauchhaus and the Museum Ephraim-Palais. Learn about Berlin’s history in our historic and partly original buildings and take part in our diverse program.

Info & Service

Opening Hours

Tue – Sun | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (also on public holidays)
Mon closed


Poststraße 16
10178 Berlin


+49 30 24 002-162
Mo – Fri | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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The Ephraim-Palais is accessible without steps. All exhibition areas are accessible via an elevator. There are barrier-free toilets in the building.



15 euros
Valid for our three museums in the Nikolaiviertel (Museum Nikolaikirche, Museum Ephraim-Palais, Museum Knoblauchhaus) on two consecutive days (please note opening hours)

Single Ticket
7 euros
Day ticket for the Museum Ephraim-Palais

Free admission
With proof of reduction

For children & young people under 18, students, trainees, FSJ/FÖJ/BFD volunteers, Berlin-Ticket-S holders, severely disabled persons (with mark B) & accompanying person, refugees (with valid work or residence permit /eAT and Ukrainian passport or valid residence permit from Ukraine), recipients of residence permit /eAT and Ukrainian passport or valid residence permit from Ukraine), recipients of transfer benefits (citizen’s allowance, ALG I), holders of the Berlin-Brandenburg volunteer card, holders of the Super Holiday Pass / Berlin Family Pass, ICOM members, members of the German Museums Association, members of the Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Stadtmuseums Berlin e. V., KulturPass holders, media representatives with a valid press card
Museum Sunday
Free admission for everyone on the first Sunday of every month!