Foto: © Constantin Meyer Photographie

Opening Times

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am–6pm

Bank holidays: 10am–6pm (Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Ascension Day, Corpus Christi, Whit Monday, October 3rd (Anniversary of German Reunification), All Saints Day, Boxing Day)

First Thursday of each month - Late Night Thursday / KölnTag: 10am–10pm, enjoy tours, talks, films...

Closed on Mondays (except holidays) and during the Carnival season (Thu 28 Feb, Sun 03 Mar and Mon 04 Mar 2019) and on December 24th, Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec) and New Year's Day (1 Jan)

Closed for refurbishment: We would like to celebrate the reopening of the design department on 10.08.2019 with you: We cordially invite you to a design weekend for the whole family on 10th/11th August. The historical collections will are closed for several years due to refurbishment and new exhibition concept.


Special exhibition "34 x Design" (until 14 Apr 2019):
Free admission

Special exhibition "All the world's a stage?" (30 Mar–30 Jun 2019):
Free admission

Special exhibition "2 of 14. Two Cologne-born Artists at the Bauhaus" (12 Apr–11 Aug 2019):
Adults: € 6,-, concessions: € 4,-

Special exhibition "Erik Kessels. Archive Land" (3 May–2 Jun 2019):
Adults: € 3,-, concessions: € 1,50

Special exhibition "manu factum 2019" (31 Aug–13 Oct 2019):
Adults: € 4,-, concessions: € 2,-

Special exhibition "Norman Seeff. The Look of Sound" (13 Sep 2019–8 Mar 2020):
Adults: € 5,-, concessions: € 3,-

Special exhibition "Kölner Design Preis – Toby E. Rodes Award" (25 Oct–17 Nov 2019):
Free admission

First Thursday of each month – Late Night Thursday / KölnTag:
Free admission for Cologne citizens, 5pm-10pm concessions for all visitors. (The collections are closed due to refurbishment.)

Reduced Admission

Trainees, apprentices, students, voluntary service workers and welfare recipients on presentation of valid proof. Non Cologne-based visitors on Late Thursday (1st Thursday of each month) from 5 pm on. Wheelchair users and the seriously disabled pay the normal fee, but one accompanying person will be admitted for free on the presentation of a disability pass marked with the letter B.

Free Admission

Free admission to the permanent collections is granted to:
Children and youngsters up to age 18,
all art history and art technology/conservation students (with valid student ID).

Free admission to the permanent collections and special exhibitons is granted to:
Children and youngsters up to age 18 living in Cologne,
all school attendees (including two supervisors per school class),
everyone living in Cologne on their birthday and on KölnTagen,
owners of a KölnPass as well as
members of the Overstolzengesellschaft and the Freunde der Art Cologne.

The permanent collections are closed due to refurbishment.

MuseumsCard and Annual Ticket

MuseumsCard Single: € 18
MuseumsCard Family: € 30 (two adults and two children)
Combined ticket for all Museums of the City of Cologne, valid on two consecutive days, incl. free ticket for public transport in Cologne on the first day.
More Information and Online Sales:   www.museenkoeln.de

Annual Ticket including Special Exhibitions: € 90 / concs. € 68
Annual Ticket without Special Exhibitions: € 45 / concs. € 34
Annual tickets are valid in all the museums of the City of Cologne.
More Information and Online Sales:   www.museenkoeln.de

Paying for admission is now also possible with an EC card!