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Museum and Mausoleum

The Museum at the Robert Koch Institute

New opening

On Friday, 1 December 2017, the enlarged and newly designed Museum at the Robert Koch Institute will be opened.

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm
Friday 10am to 3pm
Saturday / Sunday / Public Holidays closed
From 23 December 2017 to 3 January 2018 closed

Admission and guided tours

Admission free
Free guided tours for groups from eight persons onwards possible subject to registration
Registration: e-mail

Museum of the Robert Koch Institute, Source: Carina Jancke, RKIMuseum of the Robert Koch Institute Source: Carina Jancke, RKI

Address

Robert Koch-Institut
Hauptsitz
Nordufer 20
13353 Berlin-Wedding
Directions: http://www.rki.de/EN/Content/Institute/Locations/Roadmap/Roadmap_Nordufer.html

Contact

e-mail

The Museum has disabled access.
No parking facilities; public transportation is recommended.

A brief history of the Museum

The first exhibition at the Robert Koch Institute had been designed for the entombment of Robert Koch on 4 December 1910 in the anteroom of the Mausoleum. After the completion of the annex, a larger museum was installed on the ground floor of the latter in 1913. As a result of the conversion and enlargement after the end of the Second World War another museum was created in the newly added front building of the main building, which was inaugurated on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Robert Koch (1960) at the current site. After more than 50 years the museum was enlarged in 2017 and the exhibition was re-designed. The current exhibition shows selected exhibits from the estate of Robert Koch. The exhibition presents on 180 m² themes based on the current working environment of the Institute. It tells the exciting story of the transformation of the scientific view of the world of health and disease and the role played by the ideas and discoveries of Robert Koch and his scholars, which are partly still applied in today’s research.

Date: 29.11.2017