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Schwules Museum*, Berlin

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#91 of 121 in Museums in Berlin
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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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  • When we got there i thought we going to see and learn about the Gay history in Germany including the holocaust and how Berlin became a "gay capitol" and all i saw in the museum was a provocative galle...  more »
  • This museum of mostly German gay/lesbian history is important. It preserves the prejudice, discrimination, and struggle of yet another group of people vilified simply for being human. The work is beau...  more »
  • Unfortunately, the gay Museum has us * something disappointed. We hoped to get in particular also take a look into the gay scene of yesteryear and today in Berlin. The exhibitions are but primarily focused on abstract art with an emphasis on homophilic eroticism and love. It seems therefore more than an informative exhibition a place of unknown Künster_innen. Many works with historic background have been placed without great explanation on the history; also the NAZI exhibition takes a lot of knowledge. Also schiehn the operation at the checkout with thereof to be quite overwhelmed... pity.
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  • Sehr gut neu Austellungsplatz. Very good new place for the museum. The museum is now a real museum. Previously in old place it was quite modest.
  • Interesting collection of artefacts and memorabilia about LGBTQI icons, literature, various media, etc. Warmly welcoming proprietor.
  • I enjoyed my visit. They have a great illustrative collection showing the history of gays in Germany but also a little bit internationally as well. It worths visiting if you have time and you are around.
  • Very interesting exposition. Especially this special about lesbian BDSM.
  • 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.

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