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The Bavarian State Archaeological Collection is located in the heart of the popular "Lehel" district, right next to the English Garden and just 300 metres from the famous Eisbach River Wave. The central location and excellent public transport connections make the museum particularly attractive for tourists and Munich residents alike. In keeping with the motto "Back to the past", the museum invites visitors on a fascinating journey of a special kind through time.


Reopening of the museum and permanent galleries from 17 April 2024!

Regular opening hours:

Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat 10am-5pm

Thu/Sun 10am-7pm

The museum is closed on Mondays.

Opening hours on public holidays:

Shrove Tuesday, Good Friday, 1st May, Christmas Eve, 25th December, New Year's Eve

New Year's Day, 6th January, Easter Monday, 9th May, 20th May, 30th May, 15th August, 3rd October, 1st November, 26th December

Please note: The museum café and bar have separate opening hours.

Admission fees
Adults €7.00 (€1.00 on Sundays)
Concessions €5.00 (€1.00 on Sundays)
Annual pass €45.00
Children, young people (under-18s): free

Different fees may apply for special exhibitions.

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Reduced admission fee for the permanent galleries and for special exhibitions (on presentation of the relevant authorisation and, on request, an official photo ID):

  • Senior citizens over 65 years of age
  • University students
  • Visitor groups of 15 or more participants
  • Students and course participants of the Goethe-Institut
  • Disabled persons (the accompanying person listed on the Disability ID card is admitted free of charge)
  • Members of the Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker e.V., the Berufsverband Bildender Künstler and the Vereinigung Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler in ver.di Bayern
  • Volunteers in their Voluntary Social Year and participants of the Voluntary Ecological Year
  • Voluntary military service personnel and volunteers under the Federal Voluntary Service Act
  • District and city curators of cultural heritage (Kreis- und Stadtheimatpflegerinnen und -pfleger)

Free admission for the permanent galleries and for special exhibitions (on presentation of the relevant authorisation and, on request, an official photo ID):

  • Children and young people up to the age of 18 years
  • Members of the Friends of the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection (formerly "Friends of Bavarian Prehistory and Early History")
  • Holders of the Bavarian National Museum’s annual ticket for visits to Bavarian state museums and collections, their branch museums in Bavaria, the state exhibitions of the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte and the Botanical Gardens
  • Students of archaeology. A valid student ID from the university or college is sufficient as proof.
  • Members of the Historical Society of Upper Bavaria 
  • Employees of the Museum Education Center (MPZ)
  • Members of the German Association for Art History e.V.
  • Members of the association "Freunde des MPZ e.V." for events organised by the association
  • Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • Holders of the Bavarian Volunteer Card
  • Students of the Bavarian Museum Academy
  • University staff in the context of teaching events with the students they supervise in the fields of archaeology, art, art history and fine art at universities, academies of fine arts and other higher education institutions, insofar as they serve to prepare for the museum visit
  • Teachers, youth group leaders, guides and supervisors on museum visits with the groups of children, young people and schoolchildren they supervise and in preparation for the museum visit. A current letter from the school or institution is sufficient as proof.
  • Pupils over the age of 18 years from general education schools, vocational schools, special schools and schools for the sick (with the exception of evening secondary schools, evening grammar schools, colleges and telecourses as well as language students). A valid student ID card is sufficient as proof.
  • Registered accompanying persons of disabled visitors
  • Journalists with a valid press card
  • Tour and other guides with a professional ID card (maximum of one person per 25 paying participants) and drivers of commercial travel companies when directly participating in the museum visit
  • Holders of the Bavarian Order of Merit, the Bavarian Rescue Medal with ribbon, the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art and the Christophorus Medal (on presentation of the Order's identity card)
  • Elected officials and diplomats (senior officials of diplomatic missions to the Federal Republic of Germany and their guests on presentation of their diplomatic passports, heads of consular missions accredited in Bavaria and their guests, members of the German parliament (Bundestag), the Bavarian State Parliament and the Federal Council (Bundesrat), members of the Cabinet of the Federal Government and the Bavarian State Government)

Tariff regulations of the state museums and collections.

We kindly ask you to deposit bulky outer garments and bags in the lockers provided behind the shop area. Unfortunately, we do not have any storage facilities for large suitcases. Thank you for your understanding!

U4 and U5 (stop Lehel) - from there approx. 5 minutes on foot or one stop on tram 16 towards St. Emmeram (to stop Nationalmuseum/Haus der Kunst)

Tram 16 (stop Nationalmuseum/Haus der Kunst)

Bus 100 museum line (stop Nationalmuseum/Haus der Kunst)

It is best to plan your journey using a route planner.
There is limited public parking available in front of the museum. Two parking spaces for disabled visitors are located directly outside the entrance of the museum (on parking, please display your disabled parking permit in the car).

For planning:
Munich public transport network
German railway

Small but fine - that's how you could describe our museum shop. Located in the admissions desk area and therefore directly in the foyer, it invites you to browse and discover. In addition to the museum's own publications, a colourful world of literature, children's toys, stationery and jewellery awaits. There are archaeological and non-archaeological items, gift ideas and humorous items. A bit like a museum for your home.

You can also order our publications from the comfort of your own home.

As a meeting place for everyone, the museum complies with current accessibility standards and is barrier-free. Car parking spaces are available directly in front of the museum entrance. Our front of house staff will be happy to assist you. Special offers and barrier-free access are available for the visually and the hearing impaired. A stair lift takes you up the last few steps to our roof terrace bar.

In close proximity to the Eisbach River Wave and the English Garden, SOLÂ invites you to linger, enjoy and chat before or after your visit to the museum. In summer, the roof terrace offers a relaxing evening with a view of the greenery.

Contact and reservations can be made directly via SOLÂ's website.

Please note: The opening hours are independent of the museum's opening hours and can be found on the cafe | bar's website.