The Computerspielemuseum was founded in Berlin in 1997 as the world's first museum for interactive digital entertainment culture. With us, you will experience computer games as a significant force in our culture shaped by digital technology. We reflect games as part of one of the most ancient and most complex of all cultural techniques, i.e. playing. Step right in to follow our tour to show our playing habits in the 21st century as homo ludens turns into homo ludens digitis.
Our interactive permanent exhibition Computer Games. The Evolution of a Mediumfeatures one of the most interesting cultural artifacts and commodities of the 21st century. You can experience their historical development spanning across more than 60 years in our show that presents over 300 objects – rare originals, playable classics, interactive game objects and artistic installations. At the same time, the exhibition will inform you on the theme of digitalisation with regard to the games’ cultural and technological progress. It also addresses issues such as the protection of minors and gambling addiction, plus it helps to reduce inhibition thresholds with regard to access to interactive media and fortifies media competence across all age groups.
ENTRANCE TO THE MUSEUM
The museum is on the street level. However, for entering the exhibition through the main entrance in the heritage-protected building, you have to climb a single step. A mobile access ramp is available for people in wheelchairs. Please ring the bell on the left-hand column in front of the entrance. Our service team will be happy to assist you.
The entire exhibition area is fully accessible for people in wheelchairs.
A fully accessible toilet is available on the ground floor.
While visiting our museum, you can ask for free portable seating possibilities. Please contact our staff at the ticket counter.
Assistance dogs are permitted on the premises, if the relevant documents are produced. No other animals are allowed in the museum.
HOW TO REACH
U5: Station Weberwiese
U1: Station Warschauer Straße, where you change for Tram M10 until you reach Frankfurter Tor, where you can catch the U5 to Weberwiese.
S-BAHN AND REGIONAL TRAINS
S3, S5, S7, S9, S75: station Ostbahnhof
Regional trains: IRE, RE1, RE2, RE7
From Ostbahnhof you can choose to walk to the museum in roughly 12 minutes along Straße der Pariser Kommune or take bus no. 347 from Franz-Mehring-Platz to U-Bahnhof Weberwiese.
9 EUR (evening ticket from 6 pm: 7 EUR)
6 EUR (evening ticket from 6 pm: 5 EUR)
Children and youth from ages 6 to 17; pupils; students; apprentices, volunteers, retired persons, unemployed, severely handicapped – appropriate identification must be shown at the ticket counter
6 EUR per person (evening ticket from 6 pm: 5 EUR per person)
Minimum number: 6 people. You will have to book your group visit at least 48 hours in advance to be eligible for reduced admission. Please contact our service team under firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +49 30 6098 8577.
19 EUR (evening ticket from 6 pm: 16 EUR)
Maximum 5 people including not more than 2 adults
Children under 6 years, carers for disabled persons, teachers attending school classes (not more than 2 teachers per class) and accredited journalists and other media professionals