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 can be lowered. 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.
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.
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.