Visitor information

Dear Visitors,

Please note that due to the expiration of the Corona State Ordinance of Baden-Württemberg visitors of the MAINS are no longer required to provide any form of COVID-19 vaccination certificate or negative test. For health purposes, we nevertheless require that all visitors wear a medical or FFP2 mask during their stay at the MAINS.

MAINS closed September 1 - 30, 2022

  • Opening hours / Admission

    • Thursday, Friday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Closed September 1 to 30, 2022 and December 19, 2022 to January 4, 2023
    • The guided tours take place every Sunday at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. (in small groups). Registration is not required.
    • Admission and guided tours are free of charge.
  • Hygiene and protective measures

    • Visiting the MAINS is only permitted while wearing a medical face mask or FFP2 mask. This applies to all visitors 6 years of age or older.
    • Please disinfect your hands when you enter the MAINS. Disinfection stations are available at the entrance and in the restrooms.
  • Your Visit

    The MAINS is located at Kurfürstenanlage 52, 69115 Heidelberg, close to Heidelberg's central train station. During opening hours, our staff will be happy to provide explanations and help with any questions you may have about the exhibitions.

    The consumption of food and beverages is not permitted in our exhibition space.

  • Groups / School Classes

    Visiting the exhibition with a free guided tour through the MAINS outside of standard opening hours is possible by appointment. The maximum group size is limited to 35 individuals.

    Please propose at least two potential appointments, the number of individuals, as well as the level of school class. If you would prefer to focus on specific themes of the exhibition, just let us know. Send inquiries to:

  • Accessibility

    The MAINS is located on the ground floor and all areas including the exhibition stations are accessible with both walkers and wheelchairs. The use of certain stations (e.g. touch screens) depends on individual restrictions.

    The building has wheelchair accessible restrooms. Please contact the staff on site for access.

  • Directions / Parking

    Due to limited parking, we recommend travelling by public transport. The MAINS is about a five-minute walk either from Heidelberg’s central train station or the "Stadtwerke" bus/streetcar stop.

    Parking garages can be found nearby (link to Google Maps). Parking fees will apply.

  • News from the MAINS

    We would gladly keep you informed about our exhibitions and events. If you are interested, please contact us via email or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

  • House and visitor regulations

    The house and visitor regulations are intended to ensure a pleasant visit to the MAINS. By entering the MAINS, you acknowledge our regulations and any additional instructions issued to maintain operational safety. For a full list of regulations, please see the link below.