Permanent exhibition closed from January 1, 2023 to May 1, 2023

 

We regret that the permanent exhibition at the Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind will be closed for essential renovations, from January 1, 2023 to May 1, 2023.

During this time, we cannot admit visitors or provide tours of the permanent exhibition. As an alternative during the period, we will offer outdoor tours from Mondays to Fridays, with an introduction to the history of Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind. Further information is available here.

Notice for Group Visitors

Due to the current situation, all groups of more than 8 visitors can only attend the Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind as part of a free pre-booked event.

This can be a pre-booked guided tour or seminar, or alternatively an introduction to the permanent exhibition (approx. 20 min.) with a subsequent independent tour of the exhibition.

Appointments for these introductory events (max. 24 participants) must be requested via info(at)museum-blindenwerkstatt.de. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Visits and Tours

 

Dear visitors,

To protect our visitors and staff, please note the following information for your visit:

  • - Visits to the Museum Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind are possible without prior registration.


  • - If you have had contact to anyone infected with COVID-19 or have an infection of the upper airways yourself, we must ask you to refrain from visiting the museum.


  • - Before entering the exhibitions, please proceed to Reception on the first floor.


  • - Visitors must wear an FFP2 mask covering their mouth and nose.


  • - Please keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters.
  • - Please observe the general distancing and hygiene rules for avoiding corona (SARS-CoV-2) infections.
  • - Only a limited number of visitors are allowed access to our exhibitions and reception areas at one time.
  • - You can view all exhibition rooms.
  • - For hygiene reasons, please only operate the media stations in the exhibition using a stylus pen (available at reception). Please return the stylus pen at the end of your visit. Thank you!
  • - Until further notice, the Museum Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind closes at 6 p.m.


We
thank you for your understanding and look forward to your visit.

Tours


Guided tours around the exhibition are free and can be arranged in German, English, French, Italian and Hebrew, for groups of 8 persons minimum.
Tours last approximately 60 minutes and are recommended from age 10 and up.
The tours can be extended by a tour of the Spandauer Vorstadt area, where there are a number of historical traces directly linked to the history of the Workshop for the Blind.

This option cannot be booked between January 1, 2023 and May 1, 2023, since the permanent exhibition will be undergoing essential renovations during this time. As an alternative, we are offering an introduction with an outdoor tour during this period.

 

Introduction and Outdoor Tour (January 1, 2023 to May 1, 2023)

Introduction to the topic “Otto Weidt and Help for Persecuted Jews, 1941 to 1945” and outdoor tour

Length: 120 minutes maximum

Maximum participants: 30 (for school groups: up to 35)

Following an introduction to the history of Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind in the museum’s seminar rooms, using photos and documents, we then offer a guided tour of the surrounding area. The Spandauer Vorstadt neighborhood still bears traces directly related to the history of the workshop for the blind.

This option can only be booked for January 1, 2023 to May 1, 2023, Mondays to Fridays.

 

To book our educational events, please use our booking calendar.

Please register 6 to 8 weeks before your desired date.

We are happy to advise you on our educational program via info(at)museum-blindenwerkstatt.de or by telephone: 030 / 28 59 94 07

Educational events are subject to the current access and hygiene regulations. We will provide important current information for booked events in good time for your visit.

Audio guides are available in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Hebrew. The exhibition texts are in German, English and Braille (German).