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Current Information

Dear visitors,

currently, the MK&G redesigns its reception area. Important: The entrance will be temporarily relocated to Julius-Kobler-Weg on the opposite side of the building, facing the city centre and rail tracks. All exhibitions and collection areas as well as the Freiraum, the shop, the library, the restaurant and the Kid's World will remain open during the reconstruction phase. The new foyer will open in spring 2023.

Construction work will take place on the 1st floor in 2023, which will require the partial closure of the East Asia Collection presentation from time to time. Please feel free to contact us if you are planning a visit, and we will be able to give you specific information about which rooms will be affected.

Due to conservation work, the Blohmzimmer ("Porcelain in the Baroque") on the ground floor is temporarily not accessible.

For further information, please refer to our visitor regulations.

We look forward to your visit!

Your team at MK&G

Opening Hours


10 am – 6 pm

10 am – 9 pm

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.


Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 1st May, Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, Whit Monday, 3rd October (German Reunification Day) and other public holidays

New Year's Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day
12 am – 6 pm


Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve


14 euros

8 euros

free entrance

free entrance

Entry to the open space "Freiraum", the shop, the library and the restaurant "Destille" is free.

Online Tickets

Book your tickets with an entry time slot via our online ticket shop. Visitors with free admission simply book a 0-euro ticket and have the proof ready at the entrance. Visitors of our Freiraum please book the Freiraum ticket. Tickets can also be purchased regularly and without registration on site.

Ticket shop


Annual Ticket for university and college students, trainees and for those still in school aged 18 – 30 years: 20 euros (valid for 365 days from date of purchase).

Concessionary entrance fee OF 8 euros (with valid proof of eligibility)

thursdays after 5 pm for everyone
groups (up to 10 persons)
school and university students, apprentices/trainees (from 18 years)
severely handicapped persons
persons registered as jobless and receiving welfare benefits (SGB II, SGB XII and AsylbLG)
holders of an art-card, Hamburg-Card, NDR Kultur Card or members of the TheaterGemeinde

Free entrance (with valid proof of eligibility)

first Thursday of the month from 5 pm for everyone
children and young adults under the age of 18
kindergarten, nersery school and school classes of mainstream schools within a class trip including two supervisors
duly accredited journalists with a valid press card
necessary accompanying persons for severely handicapped visitors,
refugees or people seeking protection of any origin (with the status of asylum seeker / refugee as well as status of war-related, temporary granting of residence according to § 24 of the Residence Act)
holders of the pass of the Kunstmeile Hamburg
members of the Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft (Freundeskreis des MK&G)
members of the Stiftung für die Hamburger Kunstsammlungen
members of the Patriotische Gesellschaft
holders of a Hamburger Ferienpass
holders of a Hamburg City Pass
members of the Deutsche Museumsbund, the A.I.C.A., the ICOM, the BBK (Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler), Deutscher Verband für Kunstgeschichte e.V., the IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art), the Bundesverband Museumspädagogik e.V. and the Bundesverband freiberuflicher Ethnolog_innen e.V.

Kunstmeile Hamburg

1 pass – 5 museums: Kunstmeile Hamburg
3-day-pass: 25 euros, concessionary fee: 19 euros
12-months-pass 36: euros, concessionary fee: 22 euros

Annual Ticket MK&G

Combined with a membership in our association of friends, the Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft:
80 euros, reduced from 30 euros
Become a member

Getting Here

The MK&G is located next to the main railway station ("Hauptbahnhof").

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
20099 Hamburg

Route to MK&G

Das Gebäude des MK&G betrachtet von den Gleisen des Hauptbahnhofs.

We recommend travelling by local public transport.
The nearest stops are the main railway station with all U- and S-Bahn lines and bus stops.

For connections in and around Hamburg visit Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (hvv).

For timtables and booking your train journey please visit Deutschen Bahn.

For visitors from the local area, we recommend arriving by bicycle. Bicycle stands are located directly in front of the entrance.

For those arriving by car, the nearest paid parking garage is "Hühnerposten".

In front of the Museum, at "Steintorplatz", there are some paid parking opportunities but only suitable for short-term parking. A free handicapped parking space is available for visitors with mobility restrictions.

From Hamburg Airport, take the S-Bahn line S1 to the main railway station ("Hauptbahnhof"). The journey takes approximately 25 minutes.

For connections and timtables visit Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (hvv).


The meeting place, project space and lounge for visitors, neighbours, travellers and museum staff is accessible free of charge during MK&G opening hours, offers a place where people can linger, work or speak with others.

10 am – 6 pm

10 am – 9 pm

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Blick in den Freiraum mit vielen Möbeln aus Holz und Bücherregalen.
Blick von außen durch ein Fenster in die Bibliothek.


The Bucerius Library is a specialised library for art studies in the MK&G that is open to the public.

12 – 4 pm

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Kids World

At the Hubertus Wald Kids World, stretching over 250 square metres, kids from 5 to 12 can try their hand at being designers, architects or artists. They can shape things, invent and build things, take photographs and make cartoon films, dress up or play with shadows. Grown-ups interested in design can also discover unusual and innovative things in our hands-on area, watched over by helpful attendants.

Open on weekends, during the Hamburg school holidays and on public holidays from 10 am 6 pm. Visits to the Kids’ World for groups are possible TUEFRI (except during school holidays). Please register with the Museum Service Hamburg.

Spielende Kinder in einem bunten Raum.
Blick in ein Rstaurant mit einer Person am Tresen.



Visitors can enjoy snacks and refreshments in the "Destille". We offer a large buffet with hot and cold meals and homemade cake, freshly prepared salads and beverages of all kinds.

11 am – 5.30 pm (Buffet until 4.15 pm)

11 am – 8 pm (Buffet until 6 pm)

11 am – 5.30 pm (Buffet until 4.30 pm)

11 am – 6 pm (Buffet until 5.30 pm)


+49 (0)40 280 33 54

Book Shop

Walther König

The Walther König bookshop offers a wide range of publications on art, art theory, architecture, photography and design. In keeping with the collection of the MK&G, the range on the topics of decorative arts, design, graphic design, fashion and non-European art is particularly distinctive. In addition, all publications and posters of the MK&G are available. A selection of children's books and design and gift articles as well as art postcards and posters complete the range. Orders can be placed by telephone or e-mail. The bookshop is accessible free of charge.

12 – 6 pm


T. +49 (0)40 2487 5883
F. +49 (0)40 2487 5867

Online shop

Eine Buchhandlung mit vielen hohen Regalen gefüllt mit Büchern und Magazinen.
Blick in das Foyer: Eine Gruppe von Menschen betrachtet einen bunten Kronleuchter im Eingangsbereich.


The MK&G offers individually guided group tours of the museum's collections and special exhibitions - also in foreign languages. An overview of the offers and further information regarding booking can be found in the online catalogue of the Museumsdienst Hamburg.

Please note that group visits from ten persons, even without a guided tour, must always be booked in advance.

Museumsdienst Hamburg

MON – FRI, 9 am – 6 pm
T. +49 (0)40 4281310

Registration and booking


Participation and barrier-free access are important to us. You can find information on offers and on planning a barrier-free visit here. We look forward to welcoming you!

More information

Blick auf den Haupteinang des Museums.
Eine grafische Darstellung bzw. Querschnitt des Erdgeschosses.

Floor Plans


Room rentals

Guest at MK&G

The MK&G rents out the Hall of Mirrors and the Vestibule for private and public events. The historic rooms offer a special ambience for readings, concerts, dinners, parties, banquets or balls. On request, we can arrange guided tours to accompany your event. In addition, the MK&G is available as a location for photo and film shoots. Please contact us if you are interested.

Infosteet Hall of Mirrors (in German)Infosheet Vestibule (in German)


Blick in das Vestibül und den begrünten Innenhof des Museums.


Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
20099 Hamburg
T. +49 (0)40 428134-880

T. +49 (0)40 428134-880

Museumsdienst Hamburg
MON – FRI, 9 am – 18 pm
T. +49 (0)40 4281310

T. +49 (0)40 428134-800