Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité

The Berlin Museum of Medical History is an institution of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and is located in the former museum building of the Pathological Institute on the traditional grounds of the Charité (Campus Mitte).

The museum’s permanent exhibition “On the Trace of Life” provides a path through medical history over the past 300 years. The presentation follows the ever-changing historical view of and into the body, finally arriving at the “recipient” of medicine, the patient, and the possibilities inherent in today’s medicine. The heart of the museum is still the specimen hall, the core of which goes back to the collecting activities of Rudolf Virchow. Today, there are around 750 pathologic-anatomical wet and dry preparations on display in this area.

In its temporary exhibitions, the museum focuses on different aspects of current medicine and medical history. 

Summary of Services

Tours

We offer a variety of guided tours in German or English for an additional fee: an historical introductory tour (10 or more participants), a tour through the permanent exhibition (max. 25 participants), as well as through a temporary exhibition, if there is one on display (max. 25 participants). There are public tours every Saturday at 3:00 pm for individual visitors.

We kindly request that appointments for groups and tours be made in advance: museumsfuehrungen@charite.de, Tel. +49 30 450-536122.

Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday and Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Mondays closed  

Admission

Adults  7,00 €
Reduced admission 3,50 €
Family ticket 
(5 persons, till 2 adults)
16,00 €
Groups of at least 10 4,00 € per person
Groups, reduced 1,50 €

Age limit

The permanent exhibition of the Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité shows numerous pathological-anatomical specimens. These objects make a very strong impression, therefore young people under 16 years of age are permitted to the museum only when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. School classes are permitted to the museum starting with 10thgrade.