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Schwules Museum

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Address: Luetzowstr. 73, 10785 Berlin, Germany
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+49 30 69599050
14:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Mon 14:00 - 18:00
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This museum chronicles the history of gay culture, both in Germany and...

This museum chronicles the history of gay culture, both in Germany and internationally.

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You would think that Berlin, the epicentre of Gay Europa, could do better than a series of rooms featuring photos and random articles about people nobody has ever heard of, with... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Robert S
Dublin, Ireland
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went quite far out of our way to visit this museum and when we arrived (mid afternoon, within opening hours) it was locked up with no one around. Disappointed.

Thank Cupcakegirl22
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying that this is not a museum. This is an art gallery. We were expecting to see a museum about the history of LGBT in Berlin, since Berlin has a very interesting story during the WWII and afterwards with the division of the city, but no. The "museum" has basically some art paintings, two rooms are... More 

Thank Billy V
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Gender and sexuality history is a passion and great interest of mine which is why the range of content at this museum also known as the Gay Museum fell a bit short. Half the museum was on specific people - namely Wagner and Rock Hudson. The other half covered many other people but only about 25% of the museum had... More 

Thank Mira N
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Highly disappointing. Luckily didn't have to really pay with our passes already. Spent 15 minutes, virtually of no value to the LGBT community. Better off just seeing the homosexual memorial near the Brandenburg Gate. Don't waste your time! Trust me

Thank Erik S
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I'm GLBT and my work involves GLBT issues, so I was very interested in this museum and actually made two trips quite far out of my way (the first time the museum was shut - on a Saturday afternoon - as it only opens for brief periods). I was excited to see it, but the reality is disappointing. There is... More 

Thank Linda L
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

You would think that Berlin, the epicentre of Gay Europa, could do better than a series of rooms featuring photos and random articles about people nobody has ever heard of, with no explanation or narrative as to who they are. Very disappointing experience, but they sell some neat stuff in the gift shop.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Whilst looking so forward to Berlins very own gay musuem, we were sadly dissapointed. Upon arrival we were charged Euro 7.50 each, as you enter you come across a huge room undergoing renovations?? We were told to just move onto the next rooms. As we proceeded to only 3 rooms, one started to wonder what is so interesting. They totally... More 

Thank CapeTownBoys
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

This place is a deception. It has very little to do with a museum. It is more an art gallery. The old museum (Mehringdamm) was far better. The atmosphere was nice, it showed social involvement and explained the gay life in an historic perspective. This new museum lacks all of this.

Thank Advisorial
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 22 January 2016

The Schwules Museum... writing something about it in a fair way is not easy... It is a small 4-rooms museum with different temporary exhibitions linked with the LGBTIQ world. Disappointing is the fact, that there is nothing about homosexuality history or something like that you may expect to find. Interesting are the exhibitions they hold, but as they are temporary... More 

Thank TheEuropean79
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I like this museum a lot. it is something very different. It is very small thou. With the price I actually hope the museum is bigger. It only have 3 rooms of exhibition and it's 7.5 euros. I got a student discount for 3 euros per entry. If you are interested in checking out some non mainstream museum, you should... More 

Thank Marilyn H

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