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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

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 about your visit, please refer to our FAQs.

We look forward to your visit!

Opening Hours

MONDAY
closed

TUE – SUN
10 am – 6 pm

THURSDAY
10 am – 9 pm

THURSDAY ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
10 am – 6 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)
10 am – 6 pm

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

UNDER 18 YEARS
free entrance

1ST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 5 PM
free entrance
(except on German Reunification Day 2024)

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

Find information for groups here.

Free entrance for friends become a member.

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 as well as registered student and trainee groups
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 MK&G Friends (Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft)
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-ticket: Regular 35 euros, concessionary fee 25 euros, with HH-Card 28 euros
12-months-ticket: Regular 42 euros, concessionary fee 27 euros, with HH-Card 33,50 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 via Museumsdienst Hamburg.

Group admission for adults (10 or more people): 8 euros plus 20 euros registration fee.

Free admission for registered day-care centre, pre-school, school, student and trainee groups including two accompanying persons. For visits to special exhibitions plus 10 euros registration fee. In addition, we offer free services for people with special needs.

Museumsdienst Hamburg

MON – FRI, 9 am – 12 am & 2 pm – 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 then easier to move through the house. We can only offer a few places to leave the stroller 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. Food and drinks are offered in our restaurant "Destille" on the 1st floor.

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

FAQs

No large bags (larger than 30 x 25 x 15 cm) may be brought into the galleries. Carrying clothing over one’s arm as well as small rucksacks in the galleries is allowed. Canes are only permitted if they have a rubber base. Umbrellas are not permitted. The MK&G is to be entered in clothing appropriate for public contact, including footwear. Only the police or authorised security services are allowed to carry weapons in the museum.

A cloakroom and lockers are provided for your use for clothing, bags, backpacks or umbrellas. The cloakroom service is free of charge and is available to our guests for the duration of their stay. Please note that we cannot accept liability for the cloakroom or the contents of the lockers.In case of loss of a cloakroom key, a handling fee of € 40 is payable. Bags no larger than 30 x 25 x 15 cm can be taken into the galleries.

Eating and drinking are only allowed in the foyer and in the „Freiraum“. It is permitted to carry drinks for small children. Food and drinks are offered in our restaurant "Destille" on the 1st floor. Smoking or the consumption of drugs or alcohol are not permitted. Entry will not be granted to anyone in an intoxicated state or under the influence of alcohol.

Only paper and pencils are allowed as working materials. Animals are not permitted in the building, with the exception of service animals.

Please be considerate of our other guests, avoid noise, and put your mobile phones on mute. Emergency exits and passageways are to be kept clear. Emergency exits may only be used in the event of an emergency. 

We would like to indicate that there is no room for any discriminating statements or actions at the museum. Hostility and exclusion will not be tolerated, nor will personal harassment or insults. We firmly oppose any form of discrimination based on racial attribution,  ethnic, cultural or social origin, religion or ideology, ability, age, gender or sexual identity and orientation. 

Please note that children under the age of 8 may only enter the museum under the supervision of an adult. Teachers and chaperones of school classes and other groups of children and adolescents are obligated to be present during the visit and to supervise the group until the end of the visit. We ask chaperones and supervisors to make sure that the safety of our exhibits is not jeopardized and that other visitors are respected. Further information on visiting with children.

Just ask our staff if you would like to borrow a wheelchair or folding chairs.

Taking and publishing photographs and video or audio recordings is permitted when used for private purposes only. Please be aware of any exceptions, especially in special exhibitions. You will find corresponding notices in the exhibition spaces. Photoflash, tripods and other equipment like selfisticks (larger than 30 x 25 x 15 cm) may not be used. Exceptions require express permission. Please note that under certain conditions publication in any media (this also includes social media channels) may be an invasion of personal privacy and that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary rights. Film, photo and audio recordings of employees are only permitted with their express consent. Taking photographs or making video or audio recordings for commercial purposes requires prior written permission from the museum. Please contact eventmanagement@mkg-hamburg.de. Please contact presse@mkg-hamburg.de for recordings with journalistic purposes.

Our supervisory staff are here to ensure your safety and that of the exhibits. The instructions of the supervisory staff must be followed. Anyone who does not comply with these visitor regulations and the instructions of the supervisory may be banned from the building by a representative of the museum.

If you have any complaints or suggestions, please contact the information desk or send an email directly to: service@mkg-hamburg.de 

Contact

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

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

GROUP BOOKINGS AND GUIDED TOURS
Museumsdienst Hamburg
MON – FRI, 9 am – 12 am & 2 pm – 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

MK&G ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS
Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft e. V.
office@justusbrinckmann.org
T.  +49 (0) 40245291