The Bauhaus Archive is a museum and research center dedicated to the history and legacy of the Bauhaus, the most influential school of art, design and architecture in the 20th century. The museum displays a collection of works by Bauhaus teachers and students, as well as documents, photographs and publications related to the school’s activities and ideas.
The Bauhaus Archive museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and public holidays. The admission fee is 8 euros for adults and 5 euros for students and seniors. Children under 18 are free. You can also buy a combined ticket with the Berlinische Galerie for 12 euros.
To get to the Bauhaus Archive museum, you can take the U-Bahn line U2 to Ernst-Reuter-Platz or the S-Bahn line S5 to Tiergarten. The museum is about a 10-minute walk from either station. You can also take the bus lines 100, 106 or 187 to Lützowplatz or the bus line 200 to Bauhaus-Archiv.
The Bauhaus Archive museum offers guided tours in English and German on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively. The tours last about an hour and cost 3 euros per person. You can also book a private tour for groups of up to 25 people for 70 euros.
Some tips for visiting the Bauhaus Archive museum are:
- Plan to spend at least an hour and a half to explore the exhibits and the library.
- Check the museum’s website for current exhibitions and events.
- Bring a photo ID if you want to use the lockers or borrow an audio guide.
- Respect the museum’s rules and do not touch, photograph or film the artworks.
- Enjoy the architecture of the building, which was designed by Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus.
Some highlights of the Bauhaus Archive museum are:
- The permanent exhibition, which showcases the development and achievements of the Bauhaus in various fields such as painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, furniture, textiles, ceramics and metalwork.
- The temporary exhibitions, which feature contemporary artists and designers inspired by or related to the Bauhaus.
- The library, which contains over 26,000 books and journals on the Bauhaus and modern art and design.
- The shop, which sells books, posters, postcards and souvenirs related to the Bauhaus.