Please note that card payment is currently not possible at the GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde.
Schriftzug "Grassi Museum" auf einem großen Tor
© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig

Building Opening Hours Barrier-free access


Admission to the permanent exhibition at the GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig is free of charge. Fees may apply for special exhibitions and events.


How was your visit?

Have you already visited one or more museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden? Or have you never visited us before? In both cases we are interested in your opinion! In order to make your time in our museums as pleasant as possible we have created a survey. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. We look forward to your participation!

To the survey

Notes on your visit

For security reasons, overcoats and bags of any kind must be handed in at our cloakrooms or in our lockers. Bags or items that are permitted to be carried for special reasons, at the discretion of the security staff, will be checked for their contents. This also applies for wheelchairs and Strollers. Thank you for your understanding!

Due to the large number of visitors, it is unfortunately currently not possible to bring stollers into the exhibitions of the Japanese Palais and the Palais Café. Thank you for your understanding!

Depending on the building, free cloakrooms and/or lockers are available for you to drop off your bags, coats and jackets. Please have 1 or 2 € coins ready for the use of the lockers. Thank you for your understanding!

You can find an overview of the current ticket prices here (PDF)

Reduced prices or entry free of charge apply to the following list of visitors

For the Historic Green Vault time slot tickets are necessary. Tickets for all other exhibitions can be purchased at the online shop, at the museum ticket offices and at the visitor service during the opening hours. 

To the ticket shop

In the following buildings you will receive free WLAN: 

  • Albertinum
  • GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
  • Japanisches Palais
  • Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau
  • Residenzschloss (Royal Palace)
    • kleiner Schlosshof (small Courtyard)
    • Kupferstich-Kabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings)
  • Zwinger
    • Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery)
    • Porzellansammlung (Porcelain Colllection)
    • Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Entrance)

In order to connect to our WLAN please select the network name "MUSEUM_SKD" in your smartphone.

Dear Visitors,
we are delighted to welcome you at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. In order to do justice to all of our visitors and their interests and to guarantee the safety of the artworks, certain rules are imperative. The rules of the house are binding for all visitors. By entering the museum building, the visitors acknowledge the validity of these rules. 

To the visitor regulations

Taking photographs and Filming without flash, tripod or selfie-stick – for exclusively private, non-commercial purposes – is permitted in the permanent exhibitions (except in the Historic Green Vault (Historisches Grünes Gewölbe)), provided the safety and security of the works of art are not endangered, a minimum distance of 50 centimetres is complied with, and other visitors
are treated with consideration.

This permit shall not apply to third party rights. The SKD explicitly point out that the reproduction or dissemination of content that is protected under copyright or rights of privacy is subject to authorisation. Individual works which are subject to a general prohibition on photography or filming owing to the instructions of the owner or copyright holder are labelled accordingly. In special exhibitions, photography and filming may be prohibited; please do not hesitate to ask the museum attendants about this. For all purposes that go beyond the scope of this general permit, written authorisation is necessary; this also applies to later changes of use.

Information on parking facilities in the vicinity of our museums in the Dresden city area can be found here

If you are travelling by coach, please click here for more information.

Digital visit to the museum

You cannot visit the museum because you'd have too long of a journey to get here or you would like to make sure there is no risk of infection during the pandemic? As of now you visit us digitally with one of our ELIPS telepresence roboters.

Please note: for the moment booking an elips tour is possible only on thursdays.

Further info

Book a Tour


The museum shop in the GRASSI has a wide range of products from traditional crafts from all over the world on offer.

Ansicht des GRASSI-Shops
© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden


The café in the GRASSI has a rich selection of different dishes and weekly changing offers.

Café, links ein Wandgemälde mit Früchten
© GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Foto: Karola Bauer

GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig

GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig Johannisplatz 5-11
04103 Leipzig

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GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
GRASSI Museum Leipzig
Johannisplatz 5-11
04103 Leipzig
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