The Golem Workshop

Workshop on the GOLEM Exhibition

This workshop allows children in preschool and above to create their own golems after visiting the exhibition. Afterschool groups are also warmly welcome!

Imagine you could bring inanimate material to life. The creature you have created will do anything you tell it to do. What should it do?

By appointment

Old Building, ground level, Auditorium

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Discover all the different golems in the exhibition and experiment with other creatures in the workshop. After all, from Frankenstein to the Hulk to Minecraft, the golem lives on. And with it, all the fantasies that could plunge the world into chaos... or rescue it.

In our workshop, we’ll present you with various sides of the golem. Afterwards, we’ll invite you to discuss the golem and design and build a golem of your own. We have an assortment of recycled materials for you.

Clay sculpture of a golem

Souvenir shop in Prague, 2016; photo: Katharina Schmidt-Narischkin

With the kind support of

Logo: Society of the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin e.V.

Old Building, ground level, Auditorium

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When

    23. September – 29. January 2017, by appointment

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Where
    Old Building, ground level, Auditorium

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

  • Entry fee

    40 euros (including admission fee; one chaperon free of charge)

  • Information and Reservation

    Education Department
    phone: +49 (0)30 259 93 305
    fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 412

  • Please note

    We can facilitate two workshop groups in parallel.

  • Also suitable for extracurricular groups during the autumn vacation, for example.

  • School class

    1 to 6

  • Educational method


  • Number of participants

    max. 15

Events Accompanying the Exhibition (11) GOLEM Show all


Golem talks, workshops, readings, and film premiere: events for adults, kids, and families held during our Golem exhibition in 2016–17.

Long Museum Night

27 August 2016
The Golem is Coming! The Jewish legend figure has inspired artists and authors

Golem – The Legend of Man

13 September 2016
ARTE Film Première and Discussion

The Clay Giant's Alive!

Held on 8 and 9 October. A musical reading (in German) with the author Anke Kuhl, plus a visit to the golem workshop, for children aged 5 and older

The Golem is Coming

20 and 27 October: A vacation day all about golems for children aged 8 to 12 (in German)

Greetings from Golem

13 November at 11 am: Exhibition tour and screen-printing workshop for adults and children 6 and older (in German)

Joshua Cohen:
You want a golem?

17 November 2016
Golem talks: Joshua Cohen reads from his highly-praised Book of Numbers.

Cathy Gelbin: The Golem Returns

1 December 2016
Golem talks: The slide presentation examines the special role of the golem for the formation of a modern Jewish culture and identity.

Guided Tour for School Students

Program for school groups, ages 6 to 19

Tour for Adults

A one-hour group program

Workshop for preschool and afterschool groups

A program for school groups and after-school groups, ages 7 and older, who want to built their own golem

Public guided tour for adults

Every Sunday (23 September–29 January 2017), 2 pm

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