Altes Museum

Altes Museum information

Berlin , Germany
Am Lustgarten
+49 30 266 424 242
Getting there
Bus: 100, 200, TXL
Sbahn: Friedrichstrasse, Hackescher Markt
More information
adult/concession €10/5
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue, Wed & Fri-Sun, to 8pm Thu
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A curtain of fluted columns gives way to the Pantheon-inspired rotunda of the grand neoclassical Old Museum, which harbours a prized antiquities collection. In the downstairs galleries, sculptures, vases, tomb reliefs and jewellery shed light on various facets of life in ancient Greece, while upstairs the focus is on the Etruscans and Romans. Top draws include the Praying Boy bronze sculpture, Roman silver vessels, an 'erotic cabinet' (over 18s only!) and portraits of Caesar and Cleopatra.

Considered the most mature work by architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the Altes Museum was the first repository to open on Museumsinsel in 1830.