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Entrance to Berlin's U-Bahn museum
Museum entrance
Signal control panel in the Berlin U-Bahn museum
Main exhibit

The U-Bahn Museum a small museum dedicated to Berlin's U-Bahn network. It is located within Olympia-Stadion's station building. It's a volunteer-run museum, which means opening times are limited; currently it is regularly open only on the second Saturday of each month, with occasional special openings on other dates.

Exhibits

The museum's main feature is a huge manual signal control panel dating from 1931, which was used to control the nearby U-Bahn depot until 1983. It also contains around 300 other items from Berlin's century of U-Bahn history, ranging from track and signalling equipment through to BVG uniforms and old maps. There's no particular order to the collection, but it's a pleasant place to poke around if you're interested in public transport and / or Berlin's history, particularly as many of the exhibits reflect Berlin's post-war division.

Opening times

Usually between 10.30am and 4pm on the second Saturday of each month. See the website (German only) for details of other dates on which the museum is open. Entrance is €2 (€1 children).

Note that the museum is only accessible by a fairly narrow flight of stairs and is not wheelchair-friendly.

Opening hours: 2nd Sat in month, 10.30am - 4pm

Nearby places : Olympia-Stadion (Station) (0.0 km), Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) (0.8 km), Olympiastadion (Station) (0.9 km), Ruhleben (Station) (1.1 km), Heerstraße (Station) (1.2 km), Armenian Embassy (1.7 km), Pichelsberg (Station) (1.7 km), Turkmenistan Embassy (1.7 km), Messe Berlin (Exhibition Centre) (2.1 km)