The relocation of the Allied Museum, which is currently located in the Clayallee in Zehlendorf, to Hangar 7 will create a further visitor magnet in the direct vicinity of the West Head Building with the air control tower. The German government decided to move the museum a while ago.
True to the idea of freedom, the new museum will highlight the historical achievements of the Western powers in liberating Germany from national socialism and in developing West Berlin and West Germany into a democracy, and place them in the context of the history of the Cold War. Contemporary stagings are intended to bring topics such as democracy, freedom and peacekeeping via international alliance systems to the attention of young people in particular. Impressive large-scale objects are intended to arouse the interest of future visitors: including an Airlift transport plane, the Checkpoint Charlie barrack that has become an icon, or the remains of the legendary Berlin spy tunnel of the CIA and its British counterpart MI5 from the 1950s.
On 7,000 m², the new Allied Museum will impress with its range of content, target group-oriented educational programs and attractive gastronomy. The Children's Museum, Learning Center and Media Library invite visitors to explore and discover more. They enable new approaches to the history of the Cold War.
Before the project can proceed, the space program and its financing are currently being reviewed by the federal government. The architectural competition is to begin as soon as the costs have been approved by the Bundestag. The usage agreement was negotiated with the Allied Museum at the end of 2018 and signed unilaterally by Tempelhof Projekt GmbH. The Allied Museum and Tempelhof Projekt GmbH are campaigning intensively with political representatives of the federal and state governments for implementation of the project, because there is no better place to provide a new home for the Allied Museum than at the historic site of the Tempelhof airport.