In the scope of the Museum Island Master Plan, a modern entrance concept was developed that is geared towards the needs of the visitors. Regardless of whether visitors are on their own or part of a group, they will be able to experience the Museum Island just as they wish. This includes barrier-free accessibility to all the buildings. Another specification in designing the entrance concept was to guide the streams of visitors in such a way that no damage is suffered by the historical substance of the museum ensemble.
The new entrance building, the James-Simon-Galerie, will be the central starting point for all visitors. This is where they will get all the information they need and where guided group tours will start from. From the upper level of the James-Simon-Galerie there will be a direct passage to the Ancient Architectures Tour in the Pergamonmuseum.
Via the basement, visitors will be able to reach the Archaeological Promenade which will connect four of the five museums on the island to each other. Besides this central point of access, all the museum buildings will keep their historical entrances. This will allow visitors to go straight to any of the museums they are particularly interested in.