Questions & Answers

The entire exhibition building will be refurbished and renewed from the ground up. The first phase of construction began on October 18, 2015: Half of the exhibition spaces are being cleared out. The construction work will start in the autumn of 2016. During this first phase, to be completed in 2020, the Deutsches Museum will remain open to the public with 25,000 square metres of fascinating science and technology – more than you could ever see in a day. In 2020, the section of the building closed for the first phase of construction will re-open with many new exhibitions. Then the modernisation of the second section of the building will begin. The entire Deutsches Museum will be re-opened in 2025, in time for the museum's 100th birthday.

More than half of the exhibition space will be open during both phases. This means that, even while under construction, the Deutsches Museum will still rank among the world's biggest museums of science and technology. During the first phase, 35 exhibitions will remain open, while 17 will be temporarily closed. For an overview of the exhibitions, see above.

Printing, Photo and Film, the Model Railway, Modern Aeronautics, the Museum Tower, Musical Instruments I, Optics, Space Flight, Robotics, Welding, Telecommunications, Tunnels, Hydrological Engineering, Materials Testing. The previously closed exhibitions Agriculture and Food Science, Particle Physics, Bridges and Chemistry will remain closed. In 2019 this first phase of construction will re-open with entirely new and redesigned exhibitions.

During the modernisation work, at least half of the exhibition space, including many highlights of the collections, will be accessible at all times. To see all of the exhibits in the 25,000 square metres of open areas, you would have to walk 9 kilometres. So it's worth coming often. You can see something new every time.

We will be showing you many entirely new exhibitions, and are updating others. Our teams of curators, exhibition designers, media planners, architects and craftsmen are currently finalising the details for the following areas, which will open in 2019: Particle Physics, Bridges and Hydrological Engineering, Chemistry, The German Future Award, Electronics Experimentation Workshop, Model Aircraft Technology, Air Traffic Control, Photo and Film, Health, Historical Aviation (1918–1945), Kids' Kingdom, Powered Machines II (motors and turbines), Agriculture and Nutrition, Mathematical Cabinet, Model Railway, Modern Aviation, Music, Optics, Space Flight, Robotics, Writing – Images – Code, Tunnels, TUMLab.

Under Insights you can get an advance look at selected exhibition concepts. Share the excitement as we look ahead to the most modern Deutsches Museum ever!

Selected aircraft will be moved to the Flugwerft Schleissheim and put on display there. Popular attractions such as the flight simulator and the electron microscope will still be on hand for visitors to experience, and will only be moved to new locations in the exhibition building. For Kids' Kingdom, which is located in the section being renovated, we provide a new location next to the mine-entrance since 5th of June 2016. During the modernisation project we will also be offering extra tours, demonstrations and special events to make your museum visit even more enjoyable.

The special exhibitions and the New Technology Centre will be open during the entire modernisation period. In addition, all areas of the branch museums – the Verkehrszentrum transport museum, the Flugwerft Schleissheim aviation museum and the Deutsches Museum Bonn – will be open to the public.

Would you like to get involved in the modernisation of the Deutsches Museum? Then become a member! You'll have an annual pass for the main museum and all three branch museums along with many other attractive benefits. You can also make a direct donation to the modernisation projects that mean the most to you.

Come and visit us and keep in touch: Through our blog and social network channels we'll provide constant updates on the latest developments in our modernisation activities.

Your visit

Plan your visit to the Deutsches Museum.

Hours

Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Please note that Kids' Kingdom closes at 4:45 pm.
The museum is closed on eight days per year.

Exhibitions

Altamira cave
Amateur Radio
Astronomy
Centre for New Technologies
Ceramics
Chronometry
Computers
Electric Power
Energy Technology
Environment
Geodesy
Glass-blowing
Glass Technology
Historic Aviation
History of the Deutsches Museum
Kids’ Kingdom
Machine Tools
Mathematical Cabinet
Metals
Microelectronics
Mine
Musical Instruments 2nd floor
Nanotechnology and Biotechnology
Paper Technology
Pharmaceutics
Physics
Planetarium
Power Machinery
Special exhibition Anthropocene
Shipping / Marine navigation
Technical Toys
Weights and Measures

Agriculture / Food technology
Atomic physics
Bridge building / Hydraulic engineering
Chemistry
Printing technology
Photography and film
Materials testing / Welding
Model railway
Modern aviation
Museum Tower
Musical Instruments I
Optics
Space flight
Robotics
Telecommunications
Tunnelling

Directions and address

 

We recommend taking public transportation to the museum. 

S-Bahn
Isartor station

Tram 
Line 17, Deutsches Museum
Line 18, Fraunhoferstrasse
Line 16, Isartor 

Bus
Line 132, Boschbrücke
Line 52, Corneliusstrasse 

U-Bahn
Line 1 + 2, Fraunhoferstrasse 

Some parking is available in nearby parking garages. However, driving directly to the museum is not recommended.