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From clearing out and renovating the building to the plans, concepts, and building up the new exhibitions, here's the behind-the-scenes look at the project of the century.


Since October 2015, the exhibitions on Museum Island have been updated and redesigned. The exhibition building is also being brought up to the latest technical standards. This is being done in two phases so that the museum remains open. Exciting exhibitions - from mines to marine navigation - continue to await your visit on 20,000 square meters. As soon as the first part is finished the first new exhibitions will reopen and the construction site will "move" to the other side of the building. In 2028, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Deutsches Museum, the building is to shine completely in new splendor.



Glimpses of the new exhibition.

Der Interims-Eingang wird aufgebaut.

Here it goes in (soon)!

The entrance is built.

The big planes and helicopters are back!

The Sikorsky helicopter, "Aunt Ju" & Co. are back in the aviation hall.

"Aunt Ju's" last journey

The legendary Junkers Ju52 has returned to Deutsches Museum.

Blick in die Ausstellung (grafischer Entwurf).


Fun to the power of three!

Bit by bit

From top to bottom: The new exhibitions are growing bit by bit.

Kupferne Braukessel

First returnees

Large exhibits for "Agriculture and Food" move in.

Der Kernkörper als Experimentierbereich.

Atomic Physics

Small particles with huge power.

Die App zeigt Infos zum Lilienthalgleiter.

Your digital companion

The Deutsches Museum App.

Spulen in einer Vitrine.

Electrifying lookout

Objects from the new Electronic exhibition.

Sascha Arnold, Steffen Werner und Alexander Haas sind die Betreiber der "Frau im Mond".

Woman in the moon

New catering on top of the renovated aerospace-hall.

Skizze des Mikroskopischen Theaters

Classical Optics

Phenomena of the visible world.

Blick in die Ausstellung

Model railway

Big enthusiasm on small tracks.

Historische Kameras in der Vitrine.

Photography and Film

Technology behind images.

Die hölzernen Hände des Flötenspielers.

The flute player

The next exhibit for the future Robotics Section is now being built in our workshops.

Der große Musiksaal ist leer, auch die Orgeln sind abgebaut.

Everything's out!

The museum has completely cleared out the exhibition areas being modernised in the first phase, from now until 2021.