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Information for international visitors

All our exhibitions are bilingual and include German and English texts. We also work with international artists and designers and we offer events in English.

You can book individual guided tours in different languages via the "Museumsdienst Hamburg".

If you have any further questions about your visit, please do not hesitate to contact us.

CURRENT INFORMATION

Two rooms of the East Asia Collection presentation on the 2nd floor are currently being remodelled in preparation for the new presentation “Inspiration China”.

Due to renovation work in the depots, the Blohm Room ("Porcelain in the Baroque") is currently serving as temporary storage for the collection of historical chairs. The shelves contain seating furniture from various epochs, from the second half of the 16th century to the middle of the 20th century.

For further information, please refer to our visitor regulations.

We look forward to your visit!

Opening Hours

MONDAY
closed

TUE – SUN
10 am – 6 pm

THURSDAY
10 am – 9 pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

OPEN

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

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

CLOSED

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve

Tickets

REGULAR
14 euros

REDUCED
8 euros

1ST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 5 PM
free entrance

UNDER 18 YEARS
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.

Ticket shop

Student-Card

Annual Ticket for university and college students, trainees and for those still in school: 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

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, Deutscher Verband für Kunstgeschichte e.V., Museumsverband Schleswig Holstein und Hamburg 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
Steintorplatz
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 timetables and booking your train journey please visit Deutsche 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 timetables visit Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (hvv).

Freiraum

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, read or speak with others.

TUE – SUN
10 am – 6 pm

THURSDAY
10 am – 9 pm

Read more

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

Library

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

TUE, WED, THU
12 – 4 pm

Read more

 

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.

Rules

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

Restaurant

Destille

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.

TUE–SUN
11 am – 5 pm (Buffet until 4.15 pm)

THURSDAY
11 am – 8 pm (Buffet until 7 pm)

Contact

+49 (0)40 280 33 54
destille-hamburg@gmx.de

Book shop

Walther König

The Walther König book shop 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 book shop is accessible free of charge.

TUE – SUN
10 am – 6 pm

THU
10 am – 9 pm

Contact

T. +49 (0)40 2487 5883
F. +49 (0)40 2487 5867
hamburgmkg@buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de

Online shop

Eine Buchhandlung mit vielen hohen Regalen gefüllt mit Büchern und Magazinen.

Groups

The MK&G offers individually guided group tours of the museum's collections and special exhibitions - also in foreign languages and for special needs. 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
info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

Registration and booking

Spielende Kinder in einem bunten Raum.

Visit with Children

HOW MUCH IS A VISIT WITH CHILDREN?
The entrance for children and young adults under the age of 18 is free of charge.

IS IT NECESSARY TO ANNOUNCE MY VISIT IN ADVANCE?
No, we only ask larger groups (10 people and more) to announce their visit beforehand. When visiting the exhibition Sesamstraße, we kindly ask you to book your tickets in advance via tickets.mkg-hamburg.de due to high demand, especially on weekends and during holidays.

WHAT ARE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A VISIT WITH A GROUP OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS?
Group visits (from 10 to a maximum of 28 people) are to be announced and booked beforehand with the Museumsdienst Hamburg, even if you are not planning to book a guided tour. There will be a booking fee of 10 € per group and no entrance fee for groups coming from kindergarden, nursery school and school classes within a class trip including two supervisors, as well as groups of school and university students and apprentices/trainees.  For further information on group visits please see museumsdienst-hamburg.de/faq/.

ARE CHILDREN PERMITTED TO VISIT THE MUSEUM WITHOUT SUPERVISION?
Children over the age of 8 are permitted to enter the museum without the supervision of adults. Please note, that visiting the Kinderreich is only possible under the supervision of an adult. Teachers and chaperones of studentclasses are obligated to be present during the visit of the museum at to supervise the group till leaving the museum.

CAN I BRING A STROLLER?
Yes, but we kindly advise you to plan your visit without a stroller. It is easier to move through the house without one. Unfortunately we can‘t offer any places to leave the stoller in the museum.

MAY I ENTER THE MUSUM WITH A BABY CARRIER OR WRAP?
Yes, you may.

ARE STUFFED ANIMALS PERMITTED?
Yes, they are.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO EAT AT THE MUSEUM?
Yes, but not inside the exhibitions. It is possible to bring food and non alcoholic beverages with you to consume in the foyer or the Freiraum.

WHERE CAN I CHANGE MY CHILD?
Changing tables are available at every restroom.

WHAT PROGRAMME DO WE OFFER FOR CHILDREN?
The Hubertus Wald Kinderreich is one of our main attractions for children. Please not that it is only open at weekends and school-holidays. Also we recommend a visit oft the exhibition Sesamstaße with lots oft hings for children to explore. Try our Tour für Kleine mit Großen: Ein Rätsel-Rundgang durchs Erdgeschoss (a scavanger hunt through the exhibitions on the ground floor in german). You can find the free booklets at the cash register. At the Freiraum you can find an area with games to play.

We are looking forward to your visit! For further questions and information please don‘t hesitate to contact us: service@mkg-hamburg.de / +49 40 428 134-880

 
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Accessibility

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

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Room Rentals

Guest at MK&G

The MK&G rents out the Hall of Mirrors and the Vestibule for 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.

All information (in German)

 

Contact

eventmanagement@mkg-hamburg.de

Contact

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Steintorplatz
20099 Hamburg
T. +49 (0)40 428134-880
Phone-Service: TUE – FRI, 10 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 4 pm
service@mkg-hamburg.de

TICKET SERVICE
T. +49 (0)40 428134-880
Phone-Service: TUE – FRI, 10 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 4 pm
tickets@mkg-hamburg.de

GROUP BOOKINGS AND GUIDED TOURS
Museumsdienst Hamburg
MON – FRI, 9 am – 6 pm
T. +49 (0)40 4281310
info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

PRESS
T. +49 (0)40 428134-800
presse@mkg-hamburg.de

ROOM RENTALS
eventmanagement@mkg-hamburg.de