Guided group tours (also for groups of school children)

The expert guides of the Museum Service Cologne escort you and your friends or colleagues by the museums. Whether you want just a general overview or a collection of outstanding exhibitions. We are at your disposal. Our offers are applicable not only private groups, but also tour operators, event agencies and companies. We promise eventful hours in the museum and lace for you on request an individual package.

 

Guided tours

Guided tours can be booked for groups and are available in a variety of languages.

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum - Kulturen der Welt

Encounter with other cultures

They were typical representatives of their time – the explorer Wilhelm Joest and the diplomat Max von Oppenheim. Passionate collectors, they encountered unfamiliar, ‚alien‘ worlds, travelled to far-flung territories and newly conquered colonies and found their own individual approach to non-European cultures. Their lives and their collections, which have shaped the current face of the museum, provide access to the era of colonial expansion more than 100 years ago.

Duration: 60 mins
Max. group size: 25
Target groups: upper secondary education level, students, adults 
Charge:
Tuesday to Friday: 75 € plus admission for adults | 50 € plus admission for students | 40 € for school classes
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 10 € each

The tour can be booked for several groups at a time.

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum - Kulturen der Welt

People in their Worlds. Overview of Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Cultures of the World

"People in their Worlds" – this exciting theme-based presentation with its innovative exhibition concept takes up themes that are important to people the world over, but that they respond to in completely different ways, depending on the regional and cultural factors that shaped their lives. This comparative approach to different cultures emphasises their equal status and quality, provides thought-provoking impulses and encourages discussion. Including our own culture in this comparative approach contributes to the relativisation of our own thinking.     

Duration: 60 mins
Max. group size: 25
Target groups: lower secondary education level, students, adults 
Charge:
Tuesday to Friday: 75 € plus admission for adults | 50 € plus admission for students | 40 € for school classes
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 10 € each

The tour can be booked for several groups at a time.

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum - Kulturen der Welt

Living together

The living space as a stage. Four different dwellings grouped around a European salon demonstrate how people in other cultures live together. The reception room of a merchant from Kayseri evokes the hospitality of the Ottoman Empire. A Tuareg tent conveys intimations of the tough everyday life in the Sahara. The Tipi of the North American Plains Indians is a multi-generation dwelling, while the men’s house of the Asmat in New Guinea is taboo for women. A thing of the past? Find out and watch the topical video interviews at the museum.

Duration: 60 mins
Max. group size: 25
Target groups: lower secondary education level, students, adults 
Charge:
Tuesday to Friday: 75 € plus admission for adults | 50 € plus admission for students | 40 € for school classes
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 10 € each

The tour can be booked for several groups at a time.

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum - Kulturen der Welt

Death and the Afterlife

A large bull that serves as a sarcophagus, a richly decorated boat for the final journey, an altar of the dead in screaming colours – there are innumerable ways of dealing with death. Ancestral figures from Africa, Oceania and Indonesia ensure that the deceased are permanently present and can still exert their influence. In return, the descendants look after their ancestors. In ancient Peru precious burial gifts ensured a comfortable afterlife. In Mexico, commemorating the dead is a joyful feast. The guided tour highlights the multi-faceted dialogue between this world and the hereafter.  

Duration: 60 mins
Max. group size: 25
Target groups: upper secondary education level, students, adults 
Charge:
Tuesday to Friday: 75 € plus admission for adults | 50 € plus admission for students | 40 € for school classes
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 10 € each

The tour can be booked for several groups at a time.