Collection

We preserve GDR history

Collecting and preserving GDR cultural assets is one of the core tasks of our museum. We now have more than 300,000 different objects in our collection, and the number is growing almost daily. 

We have a spacious depot for the professional storage of the various everyday objects, and our museum researchers have been working for years on the cataloguing of the extensive collection. You can find some of the museum objects already catalogued in our object database.

Image requests

If you are interested in using an image from our object database, you can use our image request form

Loans

You are welcome to borrow our objects for exhibitions and educational projects. The prerequisite for this is that the conservation requirements are met.

Object donations

Do you still own objects from the former GDR and think they urgently belong in a museum? In our object list you will find a list of the things we still need. 

Exhibition

The permanent exhibition tells the history of the DDR using numerous original artefacts and other objects.

Object Database

Browse our online database with its thousands of photographs of objects from the DDR.

Motorbike Exhibition

The motorbike-exhibition of the DDR Museum is exhibiting more than 130 GDR motorbikes on 800 square metres.