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museums Accessible for people with impaired mobility Naturkundemuseum Potsdam

Breite Straße 13
14467 Potsdam
Phone

0331-2896707

www.​naturkundemuseum-potsdam.​de
naturkundemuseum@​rathaus.​potsdam.​de
Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time mentally handicapped
In the Potsdam Museum of Natural History you can get to know Brandenburg's animal world on more than 650 square metres. On four floors, the museum shows excerpts from its extensive zoological collections. A total of over 410,000 objects are stored in the magazines "behind the scenes", so to speak. The museum's exhibitions provide insights into the biodiversity of insects, fish, birds and mammals. In addition to a brown bear in the foyer, Wolf, Elch & Co. can be seen up close on the individual floors. The cellar of the museum houses a large aquarium with a 50-year tradition. Almost 40 native fish species live there permanently, including pike, sturgeon and catfish. The exhibition "In the Trail of Man - Biological Invasions" conveys knowledge about the worldwide phenomenon of introducing new species of fungi, animals and plants into foreign habitats. While the regional biological diversity is shown in the parks and gardens of the state capital Potsdam in the exhibition "Animal Life in the UNESCO World Heritage".

The Museum of Natural History Potsdam is located in the former "Ständehaus der Zauche" directly in the historic city centre of Potsdam. It belongs to an ensemble of architectural gems in the Breite Straße and was built in 1770 according to plans by Georg Christian Unger. The building was heavily destroyed in World War II and rebuilt between 1977 and 1981. Since 2005 the historic building has a baroque front garden again. It is a prime example of the cultural use of a listed building.

The Museum of Natural History Potsdam is one of four participating museums of theMuseum combi-ticket.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00h - 17:00h
Wednesday 09:00h - 17:00h
Thursday 09:00h - 17:00h
Friday 09:00h - 17:00h
Saturday 09:00h - 17:00h
Sunday/Holiday 09:00h - 17:00h
Jeder 1. Montag im Monat von 9:00 - 17:00 Uhr geöffnet.

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • 1 designated disabled parking space available
  • Indoor access: via elevator
  • Guest toilet accessible via elevator for guests with reduced mobility. door width: 93cm, movement area in front of the WC: >150cm x >150cm, right: 88cm x >150cm, left: 105cm x >150cm, handles available
  • Meeting and event rooms on the ground floor accessible via 2 steps, door width: 90cm
Special features:
  • The main entrance of the Natural History Museum can only be reached via a staircase, but a bell is fitted at the foot of the staircase.
  • Access for guests with reduced mobility via a side entrance: a lift (door width only 83 cm) leads from the courtyard into the building.
  • Within the museum all exhibition levels can be reached by lift

    car parking spaces

    • Number of designated disabled parking spaces near entrance 1
    • Commentary in Lindenstraße near the museum's side entrance there is a designated disabled parking lot.

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • via elevator or other technical device
    • Entrance door passage width 135 cm
    • passage width of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 83 cm
    • Width of the narrowest of all other corridors and passages to be used 151 cm
    • Comment:
      • The main entrance of the Natural History Museum can only be reached via a staircase, but a bell is fitted at the foot of the staircase.
      • Access for guests with reduced mobility is via a side entrance: a lift (door only 83 cm wide) leads from the courtyard into the building. This is operated by the staff, a bell is also available here.
      • Inside the museum there is another elevator, with which all exhibition levels can be reached steplessly. A ramp with a length of 6 m and a gradient of 6 % leads from the elevator to the aquarium in the basement.
      • The ticket office, lounge and museum shop are only accessible via 2 steps of 17 cm and 16 cm on the ground floor, but this area is not relevant for visiting the exhibition.

    Reception

    • Comment The cash desk can only be reached via 2 steps, but it can be accessed from the side without steps and the staff is happy to accommodate guests with limited mobility.

    elevator

    • stepless access
    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passageways to be used 83 cm
    • Lift door width 90 cm
    • Length of elevator car: 140 cm
    • Elevator car width 108 cm
    • lowest height of controls 96 cm
    • Top height of controls 117 cm
    • Length of the movement area in front of the elevator >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the elevator >150 cm
    • comment
      • The values shown above refer to the elevator, which makes the various levels of the exhibition continuously accessible inside the building.
      • There is also a lift to the side entrance in the courtyard of the Natural History Museum. The door width of the lift is only 83cm, the platform measures 83cm x 169cm, the loading capacity is max. 260kg, the access is infinitely variable.

    guest toilet

    • Width of the narrowest of all doors, corridors and passageways to be used 83 cm
    • Door does not open into the sanitary room
    • Length of the movement area in front of the washbasin >150 cm
    • Depth of the washbasin underride (at a height of 67 cm) 15 cm
    • Upper edge of washbasin (armrest surface) from floor 81 cm
    • mirror above the washbasin, visible while sitting or standing
    • Length of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Width of the movement area in front of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the right of the toilet bowl 88 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the right of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Length of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl 105 cm
    • Width of the movement area to the left of the toilet bowl >150 cm
    • Hand grips next to the WC on the right and left side available
    • Height (top edge) of handles 85 cm
    • The handholds protrude over the front edge of the toilet bowl 15 cm
    • Distance between handholds 70 cm
    • Both handles can be folded up and locked in the folded up position
    • Seat height of toilet bowl (upper edge of toilet seat) 48 cm
    • Emergency call available
    • Comment: The guest toilet is on the ground floor, a baby changing table is also available.

    Access to conference and event rooms

    • Number of level(s) 2
    • Total height of steps 32 cm
    • Entrance door passage width 90 cm
    • Comment: The conference room is located on the ground floor between the ticket office and the elevator.

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourism Academy Brandenburg
    • Date of data collection 10.08.2018
    • The data presented here are verified data

    t Information for Guests with Learning Disabilities/ "Mental Disability

    Short description

    • There is something for the senses: touch, hearing, seeing.
    • You may touch some of the exhibited animals
    • Please register it if you would like to have a guided tour
    • Please come with an accompanying person / with supervisors

      That's good to know:

      • Everything will be explained and shown to you in peace. You can ask questions.
      • Further information:
        • Many guests with learning difficulties or intellectual disabilities have already been here. They liked it a lot.
        • Guided tours are made exactly for the wishes of the guests. Please register in advance.

      Who collected this information? When?

      • Experts have checked: Is the information above correct?
      • When did the information come from? 03.12.2009
      • When did the information come from? 10.08.2018