Accessible Museum

The Berlinische Galerie takes the right to equal participation in cultural life seriously and is actively promoting the process towards becoming an accessible, inclusive museum.

Photo: Visitor sitting on a seat with a white cane touching a tactile model in the exhibition room.
© Foto: Daniel Müller

Disabled access and services

Wheelchairs and step-free mobility

The Berlinische Galerie is accessible to visitors with restricted mobility. Wheelchair users can move around the museum building, all the exhibition and event spaces and Café Dix. The entrance to the museum is step-free. There is a power-assisted door about 15 metres beyond the main entrance in the glass front on the right. The ticket counter cannot be lowered but it does permit communication from a seated position. Temporary exhibitions take place on the ground floor. There is a lift to the exhibition spaces on the upper level. This lift is suitable for wheelchair users. There is a toilet with disabled access next to the cloakroom in the museum foyer. It has a push-button switch for opening the door. Most of the exhibits and explanatory texts can be seen and read from a seated position. The standard height of the display cases is 78 cm and they are wheelchair accessible. In the museum café there are tables that can be lowered.


Wheelchairs and folding stools can be borrowed free of charge from the cloakroom. Guide dogs are allowed into the museum. All the German panel texts are available as a large-print brochure that you will find at the entrance to the exhibition.

Inclusive audio guide and touch models

The Berlinische Galerie offers an inclusive audio guide in both an app and an online version with descriptions of 17 works in the permanent collection. The app has an automated function that triggers all the audio texts so that visually impaired and blind people can navigate independently around the exhibition. All the audio texts can be displayed in a written version. Seven major works can be explored by touch. The touch models are made of various materials such as felt, fabric and wood to convey a sculptural, tactile impression of the original.

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A tactile floor guidance system indicates the way to the ticket counter, cloakroom, lift, toilets and to the permanent collection on the upper level. Toilet signs in Braille are on the wall at the same height as the door handles. Guide dogs for the blind are allowed into the museum.

Offers in German Sign Language

The Berlinische Galerie frequently holds discussions about art and guided tours in/with German Sign Language. The speeches at exhibition openings are interpreted into German Sign Language.

Offers in Easy German

Information in Plain German and Easy German about the museum and the services we offer can be found here.

Certification of access standards

The Berlinische Galerie was evaluated in 2019 by “Reisen für Alle”, a certification project for inclusive tourism, and was awarded a label confirming that standards of disabled access had been met. This certification is valid until 2025.

Reduced tickets for visitors with dis­abilities

Free entrance for recognised helpers of people with disabilities

Inclusive education programme

The Berlinische Galerie offers regular education formats tailored to the various needs of visitors with disabilities. Upcoming events and detailed information can be found in our calendar.

Photo: People with and without wheelchairs are gathered in a circle during a guided tour.
© Daniel Müller
Photo: Visitor with white cane and smartphone in his hand. It shows an audio guide with an image of an artwork.

A guide for everyone

Inclusive audio guide to the permanent exhibition with detailed work descriptions and pointers for orientation


Andreas Krüger

Accessibility and Inclusion Officer
Phone +49 030-789 02-832