Welcome to the Museum of Communication Berlin
Past, present and future of communication
Broaden your horizons, discover amazing facts and have fun exploring interactive exhibits! Visit one of Berlin’s most attractive museums and become friends with our friendly robots ROBerta und ROBert. Discover the multiple facets of human communication. Send messages by pneumatic post and learn how to greet people from around the world. View and admire the Blue Mauritius, the world’s most famous stamp. Explore everyday stories and special aspects of communication in our showcase and temporary exhibitions. Trace the revolutionary history of human communication – and play a part in shaping its future. Welcome to the Museum of Communication Berlin!
The Museum of Communication Berlin is the world’s oldest postal museum. In 1872, Heinrich von Stephan, Germany’s postmaster general back then, was the prime mover in setting up a museum to collect, document and display means of transport from around the world and across the ages. The imposing Wilhelmine-era museum building was completed in 1898 and has been a museum ever since. Badly damaged in the second world war and later converted, renovated and reconstructed in an extensive refurbishment programme, the building re-opened in 2000 as the Museum of Communication Berlin. Today, it forges a link between the past, present and future of communication.
Let’s communicate! In the atrium, at the heart of the building, two charming robots are waiting to greet you. Before you know it, you’ll be welcomed, invited to play or provided with information for your visit. Of course the robots can interact with each other, but they prefer to communicate with you!
The communication gallery around the atrium contains an array of interactive terminals that offer a fun way to explore the basics of communication. Exchange the latest news by smoke, light or acoustic signals, and try out the digital displays.
Exhibitions – From Hand Axe to Smartphone
From the hand axe to the smartphone: In our exhibitions, we make the milestones of communication experienceable and refer to current debates – always from a different angle and always in dialogue with you, our community. They are an invitation to discover new points of view, become active and participate in the discourse.
Tuesday 9 am – 8 pm
Wednesday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays, and 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January
Reduced admission €4
for students, trainees, Berlinpass holders, disabled persons and groups of 15 or more people.
Free admission for under 18s, refugees, supervised school classes from general and vocational schools, Museum Pass Berlin holders, members of the Deutscher Museumsbund, members of the ICOM, trainees, presscard holders, and groups of 15 people and over on Fridays from 9 am to 12 noon. On the first Sunday of every month, admission is free. For more info, please visit the Museums Sunday website.
Our audio-visual app is designed to make your tour of our exhibition even more enjoyable. From Stone Age hand axe to the pneumatic post and today’s virtual messaging – with this audio guide, the Museum of Communication Berlin brings the topic of communication vibrantly alive!
The app offers three tours: 1. Milestones in the History of Communication, 2. Museum Highlights and 3. Architecture. On your audio tour, discover such remarkable objects as a mail coach literally up in the air and the legendary Enigma rotor-based cipher machine – and learn about the magnificent Wilhelmine-era museum building which houses our museum.
The app has all the information you need for your visit – from opening times to how to get here plus floor plans to make it easy to find your way around. The links to our website take you directly to our other services and programme of events. And if you enjoyed your visit to the Museum of Communication Berlin, let your friends and followers know directly through social media channels.
You can also access the audio tours from the comfort of your own home.
Download the app for iOS/Apple or Android/Google
How to reach us / Contact
To minimize the risk of infection, you can obtain a touch pen at the cash desk. With it, you can operate our media stations/touchscreens without touching them. After your visit, you can keep or return the touch pen.
Guided tours and workshops for adults, groups and school children
In the museum, we offer a variety of bookable and spontaneously visitable workshops. Check out our website for information on individually customizable offers, such as Family Sunday or our wide range of bookable workshops for kindergartens and schools.
You can find current events in our calendar.
The museum building is fully accessible by wheelchair. A ramp leads to the main entrance. There is a wheelchair elevator on the first floor. All levels can be reached by elevator. There are handicapped accessible toilets.
Our guarded cloakroom is currently not available. Lockers for coats, etc. are located in the lower level of the museum.
Now in the Museum
Education and Outreach
Be it fake news or when cultures clash, we provide orientation in the communication jungle and help when it comes to media skills. We also want our programmes to be fun. After all, they all focus on experiencing communication and the joy of being together.
Booking & advice
Children, youths & families
+49 (0)30 202 94 205
We would be pleased to assist you.
Service hotline: +49 (0)30 202 94 0
Tuesday to Friday 1 pm – 4 pm
School classes from 7th grade, vocational schools and adults
+49 (0)30 202 94 204