Visitor information

Dear visitors,

In order to limit the number of personal contacts and to help contain the spread of COVID-19, the exhibitions in the MAINS will be closed until further notice. We will inform you on our website and social media channels as soon as we know when we reopen for you.

Please note that information on opening hours on the website will not be adjusted individually, due to the temporary nature of the closure.

We hope to welcome you back to the MAINS soon.

  • Opening hours / Admission

    Closed until further notice.

    • Since October 1, 2020 the following opening hours apply:
      • Thursday, Friday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • There are guided tours of the MAINS every Sunday at 3 p.m. Registration is not required.
    • Admission and guided tours are free of charge.
  • Hygiene and protective measures

    • Visiting the MAINS is only possible with a mask that covers mouth and nose. This applies to all visitors 7 years of age or older. If you do not have a mask with you, you can get one on site for a donation.
    • According to the current German COVID regulations (§ 6 Abs. 1 CoronaVO), we are required to collect the following data to track possible infection routes: First and last name, address, date and period of presence as well as telephone number. Your data will be deleted four weeks after your visit.
    • Please disinfect your hands when you enter the MAINS. Disinfection stations are available at the entrance and in the restrooms.
    • Floor markings will guide you through the exhibitions.
    • Please maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other visitors and staff.
    • The protection and hygiene concept can be viewed upon request.


  • 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

    Unfortunately, guided tours for school classes and groups are not possible at the moment.

  • 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.