Long Night of Museums

34th Long Night of Museums

80 Museums – one ticket

The Long Night of Museums in Berlin

Saturday Evening, May 17, 2014, 6pm – 2am

The Long Night of Museums, created in 1997 and imitated worldwide, is rejuvenating itself. Through a marketing campaign in which the icons of art history, culture and natural history are introduced through personal contact ads containing playful and cheeky sayings, a wide public will be reached. The Long Night of Museums will present itself henceforth as EINE FÜR ALLE which in 2014 will take place for the first time in May. With 80 museums, from the classical temples of culture located on Museums Island to the Trabi Museum, from the private me Collectors Room to the Stasi Museum on Normannenstraße, this nocturnal event has something for everyone: the art fans, who can watch and learn how paintings are created, those interested in history, who can meet with contemporary witnesses, the curious discoverers, who can roam about artists’ workshops, factories and bunkers, and the pleasure seekers, who want to be entertained with music and singing. Of course there will be activities for children and young people, who can look through giant telescopes or emboss their own coins.

As Guest in the Berlin Museums
All Museums are preparing a warm welcome for their guests. In many museums, the guests will be personally greeted, in others they will be explicitly asked for their opinion and in still other museums, guests will be invited to birthday celebrations, tea ceremonies or Hawala celebrations. The State Museums of Berlin will offer customized tours for different types of visitors: the urgent and hasty visitor will receive a first impression of a few chosen works; the experts will be surprised by details that they had previously overlooked; the inquisitive guests will be captivated by curious and incredible stories.

Tours by Bus or Foot
With the help of an overview map and the assistance of friendly guides, every visitor can, between 6pm and 2am, explore the participating museums through either riding the shuttle buses to specific museums around the city, or by travelling on foot through a chosen district of Berlin. Between the Lustgarten, Nikolaiviertel and Auguststraße, there is a variety of large and small museums to explore, as well as around the Checkpoint Charlie. For those who need a break, there will be many places offered to relax, drink something and observe the hustle and bustle – in the museum gardens, on terraces and forecourts, or in the Lustgarten, where a long dining table invites you to settle down and get into conversation with other guests.

A Ticket for the Entire Weekend
A ticket for 80 museums: The Long Night of Museums is the best opportunity to finally visit the exhibitions that you have been dying to see. The ticket functions on the 17th of May as entrance to all of the museums participating in The Long Night of Museums, for the use of the shuttle buses and for public transportation (in the network area ABC, from 3pm until 3am). In 2014 the ticket also offers more: it allows free entrance to the participating museums on Sunday as well. For the first time, almost all of the museums in Berlin are participating in International Museums Day that will be celebrated worldwide on May 18th. Tickets are available starting on May 1, 2014 at www.museumsportal-berlin.de, in participating museums, in U-bahn tickets shops and in the S-Bahn Berlin GmbH ticket machines as well as at the BVG and all known advance sale and ticket counters (Price: 18€/ reduced 12€, children up to 12 years old free entrance).

Detailed program and all routes: from mid-April at www.lange-nacht-der-museen.de 

The Long Night of Museums is a mutually organized event from the Berlin Museums and Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH

With the friendly support of Lindner, S-Bahn Berlin, BVG, Call a Bike, Dinamix, DELIUS Verlag and Hekticket. Media partners: Berliner Zeitung, rbb Fernsehen, radioeins and tip Berlin

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Participating Institutions for the Long Night of Museums

Abguss-Sammlung Antiker Plastik | Altes Museum | Anne Frank Zentrum | Anti-Kriegs-Museum | asisi Panometer Berlin | Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung | Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité | Berliner Rathaus | Berliner U-Bahn-Museum | Berliner Unterwelten e.V. - Geschichtsspeicher Fichtebunker | Berlinische Galerie | Bernhard-Heiliger-Stiftung | Bertelsmann Unter den Linden 1 | BlackBox Kalter Krieg | Bode-Museum  | Brücke Museum | Centrum Judaicum – Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin | Computerspielemuseum | Dalí - Die Ausstellung am Potsdamer Platz | DDR Museum | Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas | Deutsche Bank KunstHalle | Deutsches Blinden-Museum | Deutsches Currywurst Museum Berlin | Deutsches Historisches Museum | Dokumentationszentrum Topographie des Terrors | Ephraim Palais  | FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum | Gaslicht-Kultur e.V. | Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen | Gemäldegalerie (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) | Georg Kolbe Museum | Hanf Museum Berlin | Humboldt-Box | Jüdisches Museum Berlin | Jugend Museum | Keramik-Museum Berlin | Knoblauchhaus | Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM) | Kunstbibliothek | Kupferstichkabinett | Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee | MACHmit! Museum für Kinder | Mauermuseum – Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie | me Collectors Room/Stiftung Olbricht | Mendelssohn-Remise | Mori-Ogai-Gedenkstätte | Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf | Museum der Staatlichen Münze Berlin | Museum der Unerhörten Dinge | Museum für Kommunikation Berlin | Museum für Naturkunde | Museum in der Kulturbrauerei | Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge | Museum Pankow | Neue Nationalgalerie | Neues Museum | Nikolaikirche | Pergamonmuseum | Planetarium am Insulaner und Wilhelm-Foerster-Sternwarte | Polizeihistorische Sammlung | Ramones Museum Berlin | Rixdorfer Schmiede | Schloss Charlottenburg | Schwules Museum | Science Center Berlin | Stasi. Die Ausstellung zur DDR-Staatssicherheit | Stasi-museum Berlin | St. Marienkirche | St. Matthäus-Kirche  | The Kennedys | Tieranatomisches Theater | Trabi Museum Berlin | Vivantes – Ausstellung »totgeschwiegen« | Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge | Zille Museum | Zoo-Aquarium Berlin


Participating Institutions for International Museum Day

Alliierten Museum | Berliner Walsmuseum mit Waldschule Grunewald | Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst | Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin-Schöneweide | Energie-Museum Berlin | Erinnerungsstätte Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde | Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz | Industriesalon Schöneweide | Museen Dahlem | Schloss Köpenick | Stadtgeschichtliches Museum in Spandau | Tauchermuseum Grünau | Vivantes



Media partners:

Berliner Zeitung | radio eins | rbb Fernsehen | tip Berlin | Hekticket.de | DELIUS

With support from:

S Bahn Berlin | BVG | DINAMIX