Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Berlin, 10963
Admission: Free
Has Temporary Exhibitions

Opening Times

Monday: 1000 - 1900
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1000 - 1900
Thursday: 1000 - 1900
Friday: 1000 - 1900
Saturday: 1000 - 1900
Sunday: 1000 - 1900
Closed on 24 and 31 December.
Opening times and days may vary please check their program and schedule.
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The architects Martin Gropius and Heino Schmieden originally built this house in the Renaissance style as an arts and crafts museum. It was ceremoniously opened in 1881. The Museum of Prehistory and Early History and the East Asian Art Collection moved into the building after the First World War, while the arts and crafts collection was transferred to the City Palace.

The building was severely damaged in 1945 during the last weeks of World War II. It wasn’t until 1966 that it was classified as a historical monument. Reconstruction began in 1978 under the direction of the architects Winnetou Kampmann and Ute Weström. The house was named after Martin Gropius, a great uncle of Walter Gropius, who had strongly urged that the museum should be rebuilt.

The house was further restored in 1999/2000. Air-conditioning was installed and the north entrance was redesigned as the main entrance. The architectural office of Hilmer & Sattler & Albrecht was in charge of the reconstruction.

Since its meticulous restoration the Martin-Gropius-Bau has become one of the most famous and most beautiful exhibition halls in Germany. Many international exhibitions have since found a fitting venue there.

© Martin-Gropius-Bau

Past exhibitions at Martin-Gropius-Bau - now closed:
Dance of the Ancestors 18th Mar 2015 - 14th Jun 2015
Liu Xia – A photographer from China 21st Feb 2015 - 19th Apr 2015
Pasolini Roma 11th Sep 2014 - 5th Jan 2015
The Vikings 10th Sep 2014 - 4th Jan 2015
VKhUTEMAS – A Russian Laboratory of Modernity 5th Dec 2014 - 6th Apr 2015