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Museum of Photography

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Address: Jebensstr. 2, 10623 Berlin, Germany
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Great overview of Helmut Newton's work

With a few hours to spare, I spent a lovely while at the museum. There were only a few people in the museum when I was there. I guess having an interest in or experience with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
Karin H
Antwerp, Belgium
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had time to kill before heading to a gig and so opted to try out this photography museum which was located fairly near to our hotel. It's a large building with a huge entrance staircase but was lacking something ambience wise that I couldn't quite put my finger on. Obviously the exhibitions that are on here are different throughout... More 

Thank LynsFrostee
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best museum I visited on that weekend in Berlin (along with CO Berlin). I loved the lobby with the red carpettes stairs and giant photos. The private collection on Helmut Newton was also great.

Thank JulieCh33
Aarhus, Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Visited between Christmas and new year 2016. Usually - as a keen amateur-photographer - I like Photomuseums very much. But this was an exception. You can hardly describe this as a museum. The "museum" was originally established by celebrity and semi-pornographic photographer Henry Newton. And as a museum it's mainly a homage to - Henry Newton - and his wife... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great stuff. Really cool for even those who normally aren't too museum savvy. Also easy to get to! I would definitely recommend for a ~2 hr activity.

Thank Christina S
Celbridge, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Slightly confusing layout and not a huge amount of written information on Helmut Newton exhibition. A little pricey but kept us out of the rain. Coffee shop was closed. Bookshop is worth a look (without having to pay in) but again a little pricey.

Thank kildarefamily2016
Telluride, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Thought that this was vastly overrated to be called Museum of Photography when really it is pretty much all Mr Newton. Was not really all that impressed, mostly just photos of people who were "somebody" back in their day. Did not know most of them. Unimpressed by the Alice Springs collection, mostly just posers in LA in 1984. the bright... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

With a few hours to spare, I spent a lovely while at the museum. There were only a few people in the museum when I was there. I guess having an interest in or experience with photography is a help as it is a quite classical photography museum.

Thank Karin H
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I did know beforehand that the museum was founded by Helmut Newton with a large gift of works and artefacts, but the name implies photography by others might also be exhibited... The Newton exhibits focused more on his life with a recreated study, letters, magazine clippings and clothes, and I wished there was actually more photographic prints rather than magazines... More 

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Arad County, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I have visited the Alice Springs: The MEP Show and the Helmut Newton: Yellow Press and the Mart Engelen: Portraits. Maybe as a fashion enthusiast I expected more, but it was an average show to me. I am a huge Helmut Newton fan and it was great to see some of his famous works, but I expected so much more... More 

Thank Alexandra P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's a nice museum based on famous fashion photographer Helmut Newton. Location is easy to find and the building itself is very interesting. The staff there is not very kind. I didn't put my jacket and backpack in the cloakroom and one female security guard came furiously to me that it's urgent to put it there...Dont forget your 1EUR coin... More 

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