A year full of openings
From 17 December 2020, we will open the Humboldt Forum in several phases. Our multifaceted programme will unfold over the course of a whole year – from exhibitions and projections to guided tours and lectures to artistic interventions, dance and film screenings.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, visitors have to book a time slot for their visit.
Tickets for these time slots can be booked on our website from early December 2020, covering the opening period through January 2021.
17 December 2020 – 3 January 2021
Open daily. Closed on 24 December and 31 December.
4 January 2021 – 26 March 2021
Open Thursday through Sunday.
27 March 2021 – 31 August 2021
Open every day except Tuesday.
Exact opening hours will be published in early December.
Join us in December
From 17 December 2020, you can explore this latest addition to the centre of Berlin – from the outside and inside. The Schlüter Courtyard and the Passage will be open and accessible around the clock. You can experience video projections on the facade of the Schlüter Courtyard and sound installations in the portals. In the Palace Cellar you can explore the history of the site, and in the Passage you can learn more about our namesakes, Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt.
New year, new programme
Three exhibitions will ring in the new year. From 3 January 2021, the exhibition Have a Seat! invites children and families to take a seat, explore modes of sitting from all over the world and ask who is allowed a seat at the table in today’s society.
From 7 January 2021, the Humboldt Lab of the Humboldt Universität presents After Nature, which spotlights the correlations between environmental and social changes. Opening on 16 January 2021, the exhibition BERLIN GLOBAL, a co-production between Kulturprojekte Berlin and the Stadtmuseum Berlin, illustrates the city’s role in an interconnected world.
In addition, a hybrid series of discussions will critically examine ethnological collection practices, the latest academic research and pressing social issues.
What happens next?
First, the basement, the ground floor and the first floor will open. In further stages over the course of next year, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin will open their ethnological and Asian art collections on the second and third floors. These will finally be topped off by an observation deck and rooftop terrace with a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city.