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Museum / cinema | Phone (0049/331) 27181-12

The film museum is located in Potsdam's historical city centre, next to the City Palace and in immediate vicinity to the main station.
Stadtplan Mai 2012
How to find us
Location of the museum: Breite Straße 1A
(on the corner of Friedrich-Ebert-Straße)
By car: A 115, exit Potsdam-Zentrum, follow city freeway
until exit Potsdam Hauptbahnhof
Parking for cars: behind the building
By train: Potsdam Hauptbahnhof (main station) / tram stop: Alter Markt


Opening hours: Tuesday till Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The box office closes 30 minutes before the museum's closure.
The museum, the cinema and the collections are equipped with facilities for people with physical disabilities.
Online booking
Phone (0049/331) 27181-12

Permanent exhibition: The Dream Factory - 100 Years of Film in Babelsberg
4.50 / reduced 3.50 Euros
group (10 persons or more): 4 / reduced 3 Euros per person
Family ticket (5 persons maximum): 15 Euros
Family ticket for all exhibitions: 20 Euros
Guided tours available upon reservation
Additional fee: 1 Euro per person (standard fee of 20 Euros for groups up to 20 people)
Groups of students: 3 Euros per person
Groups up to 20 people: 4 / reduced 3 Euros per person + 20 Euros additional fee
Groups of more than 20 people: 4 / reduced 3 Euros per person + 1 Euro additional fee per person

Travelling exhibition
3 / reduced 2,50 Euros
group (10 persons or more): 2,50 / reduced 2 Euros per person
Family ticket (5 persons maximum): 10 Euros
Free admission for children under 9

Both exhibitions
5,50 / reduced 5 Euros Free admission for children under 9
Families: 20 Euros (2 adults + up to 3 children)

Foyer exhibition and historical film technology in the museum
Free admission


The cinema presents German and international film history, films accompanying travelling exhibitions, current German and international productions - also beyond mainstream cinema - children's matinees and silent movies accompanied on the Welte Cinema Organ.
Tuesday - Wednesday, 6 and 8 p.m.
Thursday - Sunday, 6, 8 and 10 p.m.
6 / reduced 5 Euros

Children's matinees
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m., 2.50 Euros

Silent films accompanied on the Welte Cinema Organ / special events with guests
10 / reduced 8 Euros

Special screenings, films on request, and presentation of the Welte Cinema Organ
For pupils, students and other groups, on appointment
Booking: Phone (0049/331) 27181-17

Reduced admission fees for: (elementary school / secondary school / college) students, persons receiving unemployment aid or supplementary benefits, persons doing military or alternative / community service, persons with physical disabilities.
Collections / archive | Phone (0049/331) 56704-0 The archive with its enormous resources can be found on the outskirts of Potsdam, direction BUGA-Park, on the opposite side of Fachhochschule Potsdam - just a ten-minute walk away from Krongut Bornstedt and Sanssouci.