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Schwules Museum

Closes in 14 min: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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This museum chronicles the history of gay culture, both in Germany and internationally.
Closes in 14 min
Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Luetzowstr. 73, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Charlottenburg
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+49 30 69599050
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Very interesting collections of items, archives and art displays relating to aspects of LGBTQ History and providing a commentary on past and current experiences of the community. Currently there is excellent work being done around Lesbian history as part of women's year. Great cafe and...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Disappointing and unengaging look at a narrow selection of topics. A lot of the paintings seemed incredibly loosely related to LGBT culture and history. Lack of information in English- which is understandable as obviously it's in Berlin, however, as the museum is marketed in English...More

Thank Isobel B
Reviewed 19 May 2018

A little off the beaten track, but the surrounding area seemed lovely. Very unassuming front, but filled with historical and creative exhibits. Nice environment and great gift shop with various works from local and larger LGBTQ+ artists. Cafe to rear for a sit-down & drink....More

Thank Savanna R
Reviewed 2 May 2018

I can not remeber what I have seen after several months. A small museum with some not important pictures, galleries and papers. I was surpriced that a Gay city like Berlin could not collect gay Things for this museum. Close to gay area in Berlin.

Thank hzh30
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Have been there a couple of times. You love or you hate it. It is quite far off in a rather dull area. It's not a museum in the true sense of the word. The exhibitions vary very much in tone and topic. Most of...More

1  Thank Ad P
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Illustrating LGBT history. Insightful and informative. Take you time to go from room to room as it is worth it.

Thank iain d
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Quite close to the gay scene around Nollendorfplatz, the Schwules museum tells the history of the movement in Germany, for instance the famous Magnus Hirschfeld. However, there are no numbers so it is very confusing. One does not know where to start reading. It is...More

Thank fitzbenedict
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

More of monument to ‘kitch’ than the concept of the fight to normalise or gain equality: the Schwules Museum is provably Berlin’s way of saying: “What is all the fuss about... you should have been here in the 1890s.” If you are a Rock Hudson...More

1  Thank Jassim A
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Located in a slightly out of the way, charmless spot, this small, modern museum is nice to walk around. The installations however, most of which were in both German & English, were patchy in their content. I found the individual stories of gays & lesbians...More

Thank rqf55
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

No longer a member of that museum pass scheme, but was only €4 for student entry Museum staff v friendly but not sure it was really worth it as not more than 20 mins looking round Not many exhibitors, mostly LGBT art Overall nice to...More

Thank Dan J
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