open 11—18 today

Education opportunities

Get up close


Would you like to find out more about Ernst Barlach, our collection or the current exhibition? Our congenial tours deepen your experience of art and extend your horizon.

Temporary Closure due to Covid–19

Due to circumstances revolving around the COVID-19 virus, our museum will be closed to visitors until further notice. This means that all events and guided tours are cancelled.

 Thanks for your understanding and remain healthy!


Public tours

We offer free public tours every Sunday at 12 a.m. (in German, plus admission, unfortunately not on the opening day of an exhibition and no groups). The tours last about one hour.


Tours with the curator

Take an opportunity to gain intensive insight and join our free tours with the curator (plus admission). You can find the current dates under Exhibitions or in Calendar of events.


Individual tours

Enjoy a one-hour private tour of the collection or exhibition on your desired date (within regular opening hours). We are happy to provide tours in English, French, Spanish or German Sign Language.

Charges: 70 euros (75 euros for tours in foreign languages) plus admission

Appointments by arrangement under +49 (0)40.82 24 21 16 oder +49 (0)40.82 60 85. Mail contact or .


Tours for school classes

Our Barlach collection and special exhibitions offer many points of contact to central themes in the history of art, culture and politics. We are happy to plan museum visits, in consultation, for school pupils of all ages.

Appointments by arrangement under +49 (0)40.82 24 21 16 oder +49 (0)40.82 60 85. Mail contact or  .