Opening hours during the holidays:
Sunday, December 24 2023: closed
Monday, December 25 2023: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 26 2023: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 31 2023: closed
Monday, January 1 2024: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, January 6 2024: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Booking for your visit to the Children’s Museum:
Booking is recommended at weekends and during holidays, at least two days in advance.
Free admission on Wednesdays!
Tuesday & Wednesday: 1 p.m.—5 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 1 p.m.—6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
For registered groups, school classes and kindergartens we offer the opportunity to visit the museum outside normal opening times.
Special opening hours
Holidays 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Closed on Shrove Monday and Tuesday, Good Friday, December 24th and 31st
If you are part of a registered group, our educational staff will welcome you at the group entrance. For morning and evening visits outside opening hours, we would ask you to make sure the whole group arrives together, because the group entrance has to be shut again.
In the foyer a wheelchair and walking frame are available if required.
During museum opening hours, the foyer is where you can have a look at the shop, purchase season tickets and vouchers and pay the admission fee.
The toilets, cloakroom and lockers are located in the basement, which can be accessed via the stair or lift.
On weekdays, you are not obliged to book a time slot. However, if you have a longer journey, feel free to book a time slot for your visit by writing us your preferred date and time via firstname.lastname@example.org.
On weekends, bank holidays and during school holidays, we recommend to book a time slot.
Saturday, Sunday, bank holiday:
10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m., 12.30 p.m.– 2.45 p.m, 3 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Weekdays during school holidays:
Tuesday, Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 2.45 p.m., 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, Friday: 1 p.m. – 3.15 p.m., 3.30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Please be aware that we will have to cancel your reservation if you do not arrive by 15 minutes past your time slot in favour of other guest.
Please move only in your visiting unit, e.g. with your family members. Please follow the directions of the cashier or educational team.
If you have any questions concerning your visit, please feel free to ask.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the museum!
Regular € 5,— 1 adult with the maximum of 3 children
Family € 9,— 2 adults with the maximum of 6 children
Please note: Children and teens up to the age of 18 are free of charge. However only a maximum of three children per adult is allowed to get access to the museum.
Reduced € 4,— Students, schoolchildren over 18 years of age, senior citizens over 65 years of age, people with disabilities (free admission for the designated accompanying person), welfare recipients, Professional Association of Visual Artists (Berufverband Bildender Künstler), holders of the Ehrenamtskarte, holders of the artcard
Verfication is required at the cash desk.
Free — Deutscher Verband für Kunstgeschichte e.V., ICOM, Deutscher Museumsbund, Bundesverband Museumspädagogik e.V., Ulm Card, Press, teachers of the AK Schule und Museum Ulm/Neu-Ulm with international teacher’s ID
Verfication is required at the cash desk.
Free admission on Wednesdays!
For your visit we offer you our media guide free of charge at the cash desk (including tours in German and English).
T. +49 731 7050-2555 (museum’s counter)
T. +49 731 7050-2520 (administration)
The Edwin Scharff Museum is located in Neu-Ulm’s city centre and close to the Neu-Ulm railway station and Ulm city centre.
5-8 minutes from Neu-Ulm station (barrier-free / elevators available)
12 minutes from Münsterplatz Ulm
20 minutes from Ulm main station (barrier-free/lifts available)
Line 5 to Petrusplatz
Line 7 to Schützenstraße
Follow the signs: Museen am Petrusplatz
underground car park Petrusplatz, access via Hermann-Köhl-Straße
PARK & RIDE
P+R car park at Neu-Ulm railway station (150 parking spaces)
We want our museum to be a welcoming place, so we try to make access to the museum and exhibitions accessible for everyone.
Barrier-free access to the museum is possible via the main entrance. All rooms and floors inside the museum are accessible by lift. There is a tactile floor map by the cash desk to give you an overview of the layout of the building.
There is no guidance system for visitors with limited vision. We therefore recommend visiting the museum with an accompanying person.
There are accessible parking spaces in the underground car park on Petrusplatz and free parking is possible at the St. Johann Baptist church /Johannesplatz in Neu-Ulm.
Wheelchair and walking frame
We keep a walking frame, a wheelchair and portable seating ready for our visitors.
Please note: In the café you will also find a charging facility for an electric wheelchair.
Accessible restroom with baby changing tray, cloakrooms and lockers
Accessible facilities available in the restroom in the basement, as well as cloakrooms and lockers.
Assistance and guide dogs
We welcome assistance and guide dogs with a valid ID card.
“Tourism for all – Accessibility certified”
„Reisen für Alle/Tourism for all“ is a valid certification for accessibility in tourism in Germany. For visitors of the museum, all necessary information have been collected by a trained surveyor and evaluated with clear quality criteria.
The information are available in the following reports:
- Short report Edwin Scharff Museum
- Information for visitors with walking difficulties
- Information for visitors with walking difficulties and wheelchair users
- Information for visually impaired and blind visitors
- Information for visitors with hearing impairments and deaf visitors
- Information for visitors with cognitive impairments
- Comfort for all generations
- Information for allergy sufferers and people with food intolerances
Museum Café at Petrusplatz —
A socially inclusive café of Lebenshilfe
We are delighted about our partnership with Lebenshilfe Donau-Iller who operate the café and offers regional products and a small selection of appetising food and beverages. The café also attracts people in the summer with its sunny corner in the museum’s courtyard.
You are welcome to pre-order or make a reservation at the café by calling
+49 0731 88070881. Each dish is also available to take away.
Good to know: In the café you will also find a charging facility for an electric wheelchair.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m.—5 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday: 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
Museumscafé am Petrusplatz
T. +49 0731 88070881
If you are looking for a souvenir or an attractive little present, then have a look at our museum shop where you will find a selection of items for young and old. Treat yourself or someone close to you with something from our extensive product range which includes gift vouchers, postcards, season tickets, catalogues and literature on the special exhibitions as well as some beautiful pieces of craftwork.
The museum is also open on Sundays and many public holidays, we are the ideal place to find those last-minute gifts.
By the way: The shop is run by members of the Friends of the Museum association and all profits go exclusively to the benefit of the museum.
We look forward to your visit!
Information on Covid-19
It is very important to us that our visitors feel comfortable and safe with us!
We therefore ask you kindly to continue to wear mouth-nose covering in the form of a FFP2 or medical mask and to consider hygiene measures such as distance regulations and hand disinfection even after the legal pandemic measures have ended.
Thank you for this!