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Schwules Museum*, 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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  • Located in a slightly out of the way, charmless spot, this small, modern museum is nice to walk around. The installations however, most of which were in both German & English, were patchy in their con...  more »
  • No longer a member of that museum pass scheme, but was only €4 for student entry Museum staff v friendly but not sure it was really worth it as not more than 20 mins looking round Not many exhibitors,...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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