• Opening Hours
    Opening Hours

    Daily 11 am – 7 pm

  • Admission & Tickets
    Admission & Tickets

    Regular € 12
    Reduced € 8

    Flexticket
    adults € 16
    children (under 18) € 12

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Concessions
Reduced € 8
6 – 18 year olds, trainees, those engaged in national or community service, students (up to the age of 27), ArtCard and Berlinpass holders

Schools € 5 per person
Family pass € 33 (2 adults, 3 children)

Free admission
ICOM, IAA, members of the press, Berlinpass BuT
Public Transport
U-Bahn
U6 Oranienburger Tor, U8 Rosenthaler Platz

S-Bahn
S1, S2, S25, S26 Oranienburger Straße

Tram
M1, M5 Oranienburger Straße, M8 Rosenthaler Platz

Bus
142 Tucholskystraße, M41 Abgeordnetenhaus
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  • Barrier-Free Access

    The Samurai Museum is completely accessible to visitors with impaired mobility, with the exception of one Installation. The second floor can be reached with a lift. Please consult the personnel at the register about how to get there. Our staff is working at making the museum as accessible as possible to all our visitors.

  • Entry

    Please stick to your assigned time slot. Your personal admission time is indicated on your ticket. We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your time slot begins. You will not be able to enter if you miss your slot or to re-enter.

  • Bags

    It is only possible to bring bags and backpacks if their format is no bigger than A4. A limited number of lockers are available for larger items.

FAQs

What was the first piece in the collection?
A katana which was bought 1981 in Berlin at the flea and art market “Strasse des 17. Juni“. Many years later the piece turned out to be a work of great craftsmanship. This purchase was the beginning of the collector’s passion, expanding further in the late 90s.
Are there known issues regarding the provenance of objects in the collection?
No. All exhibited objects were scrupulously checked against the existing sources known to us. We welcome clues and suggestions: info@samuraimuseum.de
What are your education offers?
Furthering the knowledge about the collection is very dear to us. The QR Code on your ticket gives you access to a webapp on which you can discover exclusive content before and during your visit. A wide range of separately bookable guided tours are in development.
Cooperation & collaboration
As networking is very important to us, we always welcome new collaboration proposals.
Why are there so many media stations in the museum?
Our state-of-the-art exhibition displays allow for a diverse media offer that’s easy to understand. Through it visitors gain lasting insights into the multifaceted world of the samurai, from their inception to the present. Together with Ars Electronica Solutions we developed an innovative exhibition concept, aimed to captivate both families and experts in the field.
Can the museum spaces be rented for private events?
Yes. Selected cultural and special events, that align with our profile can be held during closing hours. Please send us requests in advance, we will be happy to inform you about our pricing, conditions and requirements.
How big is the Peter Janssen Collection?
The Peter Janssen Collection is one of the largest private collection of samurai artefacts worldwide and contains more than 4000 objects. It is unique for the extraordinary quality of single object and its bandwidth, reaching from armours to tea utensils and Nō masks. The museum is one-of-a-kind in Europe.
How many objects are on view?
The exhibits will be continuously changed and is in constant development. On average there are round 1000 objects on view.
Why are there swastikas on some exhibits?
The swastika (Jap. manji) serves as a symbol for the sun and good fortune in many different cultures and was introduced in Japan with Buddhism through mainland Asia around the 6th century.