The dramatic fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 signalled the end of the Cold War, triggering the reunification of Germany, the subsequent dissolution of the USSR and the reshaping of Europe.
Explore the story of one of the most iconic and defining moments of the 20th century.
'We had to bring the Wall'
In 1980s Berlin, street art painted on the Berlin Wall was a form of artistic resistance and political commentary.
French artist Thierry Noir lived in a squat near the Berlin Wall and began painting on it in 1984. To mark the 30th anniversary of its fall, he has created a new work with his friend and fellow street artist STIK.
Voices of the Wall
The Berlin Wall played a role in millions of lives - find out more about how five people who were there remember it.
Jock McFadyen and the Berlin Wall
Two artworks depicting the Berlin Wall are on permanent display at IWM North - discover the story behind how they were created.
Discover Jock McFadyen's artwork
Berlin Wall 30: What Was The Berlin Wall?
Patrolled by guards and dogs, illuminated by floodlights and fortified by barbed wire and watchtowers, the Wall divided Berlin for 28 years.