Discover the museum


Opening times

Tuesday-Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday–Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday closed

The Bayerisches Nationalmuseum on the Prinzregentenstrasse in Munich is one of the largest museums in Germany. It displays exceptional art from late antiquity up to art nouveau as well as a unique take on European cultural history in Bavaria. Apart from the considerable permanent collections the museum also displays regular studio exhibitions as well as special exhibitions with prestigious loaned works.

Due to current events, the security measures in our museum have been strengthened.

  • Coats and jackets must be left in at the cloakroom in the foyer or in the lockers in the gate area.
  • All Bags must be left at the cloakroom in the foyer or in the lockers in the gate area.
  • Bags that must be carried for health reasons, for example, will be checked by the supervisory staff for their contents.

We regret the inconvenience caused and ask for your understanding in the interest of protecting the artworks and buildings.
Thank you very much!

  • Maundy Thursday, 6 April 2023: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Good Friday, 7 April 2023: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday, 9 April 2023: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Easter Monday, 10 April 2023: closed
  • May Day, 1 Mai 2023: closed
  • Ascension Day, 18 May 2023: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Whit Sunday, 28 May 2023: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Whit Monday, 29 May, 2023: closed
  • Corpus Christi, 8 June 2023: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Assumption Day, 15 August 2023: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tag der Deutschen Einheit, 3 October 2023: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10. Oktober 2023: closed
  • All Saints, 1 November 2023: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve, 24 December 2023: closed
  • Christmas Day, 25 December 2023: closed
  • Boxing Day, 26 December 2023: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • New Year's Eve, 31 Dezember 2023: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Open on thursday and friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Nativity Scene Collection is open from the October until February.

For visits between March and October ensure that this collection is open, please enquire in advance on +49 89 21124-216 or

Due to renovation work on the main floor, the middle ages collection (halls 1–7) and on the upper floor the art of the 19th century and collection of Jugendstil (halls 52–57) are currently closed.

Highlights of the Middle Ages Collection will be exhibited in other sections of the museum for the duration of this period.


Category Standard incl. special exhibition
Adults 7.00 Euro 12.00 Euro
Children and young people (under 19 years) free free
Concessions 6.00 Euro 8.00 Euro
Sunday 1.00 Euro 12.00 Euro
Sunday concessions 1.00 Euro 8.00 Euro
The multimedia guide is included in the regular entrance price. On Sundays and with free admission the multimedia guide costs two Euros.

Please note that card payment is currently not possible.

Standardticket including Museum, the Bollert Collection, studio exhibitions.

The following are entitled to reduced-entrance price for the permanent and special exhibitions upon proof of eligibility
(ID, or other types of documentation detailed below; official photo ID should be provided upon request):

  • Seniors over 65 years old
  • Students
  • Visitor groups of 15 participants or more
  • Students and those taking courses at the Goethe Institute
  • Severely disabled persons (free admission for the accompanying person entered on the ID card).
  • Members of the Association of German Art Historians e.V., the Professional Association of Visual Artists as well as the Association of Visual Artists in ver.di Bavaria
  • Helpers in the Voluntary Social Year and participants in the Voluntary Ecological Year
  • Volunteers performing military service and volunteers under the Federal Volunteer Service Act
  • District and city local historians
  • Holders of the Munich Card

The following groups are entitled to free entry for the permanent and special exhibitions upon showing proof of eligibility (proof of ID, or other documentation detailed below; official photo ID should be provided upon request).

  • Children and youths under the age of 19.
  • Members of the Friends of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum e.V.
  • Members - Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
  • Holders of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum annual pass
  • Members of the Bavarian Regional Association for the Preservation of Local History
  • Members of the Historical Society of Upper Bavaria
  • Employees of the Museumspädagogisches Zentrum (MPZ)
  • Holders of the Munich City Pass
  • Members of the association "Friends of the MPZ e.V." at events of the association
  • Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • Holders of the Bavarian Volunteer Card
  • Students in the fields of art, art history, art studies and art education. A valid student card from the university or college is considered proof.
  • University teachers in the context of courses with their students in the fields of art, art history and art sciences, as well as for when preparing for the museum visit
  • Teachers, youth group leaders, guides and supervisors for museum visits and the children, youths, and student groups they are looking after, as well as for when preparing for the museum visit. A current letter from the school or institution is considered proof.
  • Students over 18 years old (excluding night school, night high school, college and tele-college, as well as language students). A valid student ID counts as proof.
  • Registered accompanying person of severely disabled visitors
  • Journalists with a current press ID
  • Travel and tour guides with a professional card (maximum one person with 25 paying participants), as well as drivers of the travel companies with direct participation in the museum visit
  • Bearers of the Bavarian Order of Merit, the Bavarian Rescue Medal with Ribbon, the Bavarian Order of Maximilian for Science and Art
  • Elected officials and diplomats (senior officials of diplomatic missions to the Federal Republic of Germany and their guests upon presentation of diplomatic passports, leaders of accredited consular missions in Bavaria and their guests, members of parliament, the Bavarian State Parliament and the Federal Council, cabinet members of the federal government and the Bavarian state government)

Current informations

Due to current events, we have stepped up our security measures at the museum. As a result, the following changes will apply to our visitors until further notice:

  • Coats and jackets must be handed in at the cloakroom in the foyer or deposited in the lockers located at the entrance.
  • Items such as bags, regardless of size, must be deposited at the cloakroom in the foyer or the lockers located at the entrance. Free carry bags for bringing along personal items such as wallets and glasses are available at the ticket counter.
  • Bags that have been inspected by the staff may be carried in the museum without restriction.

We regret the inconvenience this may cause and, for the sake of the protection of the works of art and the building, ask for your consideration and understanding.

Thank you very much!

Guided Tours

Thursday | 6 p.m.
Sunday | 11 a.m.

Themed tours (in German) are available on Sundays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Participation in the Sunday and Thursday tours are included in the admission price.

Further Informations

Individual tours

Upon request, groups of up to 20 visitors can book guided tours choosing from a range of topics in both German and English.
Please book at least eight days in advance.

Guided tours can be booked by phone under +49 89 21124-216 or by email.

Further Informations

Multimedia Guide

Numerous multimedia tours lead you through the museum and our special exhibitions with exciting stories and fascinating information. Experience the Bayerische Nationalmuseum to suit your personal interests, age, previous knowledge or mood.
The multimedia guide is included in the entrance price. A contribution of two euros is charged only on Sundays and when entrance is free. Guides are available at the museum ticket desk and are disinfected after each use. Feel free to use your own headphone.

Photographing and filming in the museum

Taking photographs in the Bayerische Nationalmuseum and in the special exhibitions is allowed in principle. Artworks that cannot be photographed are especially marked. The use of flashes, additional lighting, tripods and selfie-sticks is not allowed.


Parking options:
There are two free disabled parking spaces available in the museum’s own car park to the right of the main entrance.

Entrance to the museum:

From the car park in the inner courtyard to the right of the main entrance you can access the main stairway with a ramp. Visitors can contact the porter via a bell with intercom at the main entrance or via a bell on the ramp.

Access to the collections:

A large portion of the exhibition space is accessible to wheelchair users and can be reached with your own wheelchair. The ground floor (east and west wings) as well as some collection rooms on the main floor (east wing) are not accessible with your own wheelchair. A lift is available that provides access to all floors. The main and ground floor are connected via a stair lift.

Visitors with limited mobility or those who use a walking frame can only access the entire collection if they can manage at least five stairway steps.

Seating options:
Light, portable folding chairs are available for use.


Disabled toilets can be found on the lower floor opposite the museum shop. The toilets are accessible via the elevators.


The cloakroom is on the ground floor in the entrance area (deposit one or two euros).

Guard dogs:

Guard dogs and seizure response dogs are permitted in the museum, if they bear adequate identification.

To the external german website "Kultur barrierefrei München"

House Rules

The following house rules apply in our Museum. We kindly ask you to observe them.
Thank you very much!

House Rules (PDF)

Arrival by public transport

Arrival by public transport

U4 and U5 (Lehel stop)
It is around a five minute walk from there or one stop with tram no. 16 (towards St. Emmeram, National Museum/Haus der Kunst stop)


Tram 16 (National Museum/Haus der Kunst stop)


Bus 100 Museenline (National Museum/Haus der Kunst stop)

Münchner Verkehrsverbund MVV Deutsche Bahn DB


Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
Prinzregentenstraße 3
80538 München


Telefon: +49 89 21124-01

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Museum shop

Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

The museum shop on the lower floor offers a diverse and personalised selection. Apart from the exhibition and collection catalogues of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum you can also find first-class publications on art and art history here. Apart from notepads and books, the lavish range of fine stationery also includes cards and wrapping paper with motifs from the museum’s collections. Decorative replicas of small sculptures and reliefs are also available. High-quality plated silver for the festive table completes the selection. The Christmas range, from the advent calendar to Christmas tree decorations, are almost legendary.

It is also possible to visit the museum shop without an admission ticket for the museum. Please contact the supervisory staff for this.

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday10:00 am–4:45 pm

Please be aware of potentially changing opening times and health guidelines.

Owner: Christian Baur
Phone: +49 89 21124-370

external website (german)
01 Restaurant Innen

MUSEUM café and restaurant

Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

The elegantly furnished rooms under opulent vaulted ceilings of the MUSEUM café and restaurant invite you to have an enjoyable break during your museum visit. An excellent lunch menu is on offer, apart from coffee, tea and home-made cakes.

In summerlike weather the undoubtedly most beautiful gastronomic terrace in Munich invites you to end the day perfectly against a perfect backdrop, and with a view of the Narziss fountain and its secluded colonnade.

The MUSEUM café and restaurant is recommended as the “hip address at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum” by the Guide Michelin 2020. The Gault-Millau awards it 14 points.

For changes at short notice, please refer to the website RESTAURANT MUSEUM.

Opening times

Tuesday10:00 am–3:00 pm
Wednesday to Saturday10:00 am–5:00 pm and

6:00 pm–12:00 pm

Sunday10:00 am–6:00 pm


Café und Restaurant MUSEUM
Prinzregentenstraße 3
80538 München
Telefon 089 45224430

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