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Schwules Museum*, Berlin
(2/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
The Gay Museum is dedicated to the diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans*identified styles of life in history, culture and art. The museum collects, stores and presents documents and witness accounts from the many decades of queer life.
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  • You would think that Berlin, the epicentre of Gay Europa, could do better than a series of rooms featuring photos and random articles about people nobody has ever heard of, with no explanation or narr...  more »
  • Schwules Museum or Museum of homosexuality is located in via Lützowstraße 73, accessible via the U-Bahn U Nollendorfplatz or stop U Kurfürstenstr cammindando a little walk, no brainer between find. Small museum, which contains a small exhibition of photographs by lgbt artists, some photographs of German homosexual characters, some 30 to 70 years used clothes, documents in German, a small exhibition of paintings of German artist emerging for the rest as already written in many reviews of the Museum, no historical notion on Lgbt community, no reference to the struggles-social achievements, events etc. not even a mention of public figures and private individuals who contributed, fought for gay rights. Another thing I find unacceptable the total absence of the part concerning the persecution of the Nazi period due to the fact that we are located in Berlin in a Museum of homosexuality. Why don't you call it Shows Lgbt artists more than Museum of homosexuality? One of the nice things of the Museum's walkway where for game you can choose from 30 years ' period clothes to wear then slide out and be resumed. With the Museum Card free admission. If you have an hour free.
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  • An interssanter visit, which traces the history of the gay and gay movement. Partially skuril, part cheerful, part contemplative. At eindruckend for a private collection.
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  • excellent exhibition ! am I a dandy is well constructed informative and humorous . I saw it in October and had a great time . the only thing that spoilt an otherwise pleasant visit was the extremely rude waiter in the café- a man in his 50s with heavily tattooed arms - who pointedly turned his back on me when I asked for service - I waited for his attention but he continued to ignore me ( he was not serving anyone else ) I asked again for service he turned his head and demanded "what do you want " His look was contemptuous and I promptly left- disgraceful !
  • When this museum was at it's previous location on Mehringdamm it was a real discovery when I visited in 2010. I remember spending hours looking around with an excellent English guidebook free for use as you look around. It was full of the political, social and other history of gay Berlin throughout the years. After asking today in 2016 now it's in it's new location - all the previous (excellent) material is in archive and not out on display. They now have temporary exhibits which were frankly a pretty poor experience. So until they actually display the useful materials and limit the (frankly poor) temporary exhibits to a small room, what was a 5 star museum is now a one star from me.
  • Very cool museum/gallery and worth a visit if you find time.
  • An excellent archive, museum and special exhibition space, telling you everything you ever wanted to know about gay life in Germany and beyond. Their current exhibition - Homosexualy_ies (it works better as a wordplay in the German) is in conjunction with the Deutsches Historisches Museum, and outlines various movements in the history of queer lifestyle. Not for the faint-hearted or closed-minded!
  • Quite disappointing. When advertising with "homosexualities" (note the plural), with a great poster, one would expect an exhibition focussed on identity (gender + sexuality). Reality's different. One could better name it a sexhibition. The museum is mostly porn of one form or another. There are some better parts, but those get snowed under by the many erect penises, and interrelation between parts is mostly lacking. To portray queer history and culture as sex only is rather sad.