Museum of Applied Arts

The MAKK (Museum of Applied Arts) is the only museum of its kind in North-Rhine Westphalia. Since 1989 its extensive collection has been presented at the museum’s venue in the heart of the city with views of the cathedral spires. The collection's exhibits span 800 years of European craftsmanship and 5,000 years of jewellery. A time journey through the centuries gives an insight into the rich artistic variety of styles in different eras.

The extensive collection is the result of generous art patronage and sponsorship. The most recent highlight of the collection was opened in 2008: the Design Department with its focus on North American and European design of the 20th and 21st centuries was considerably enlarged as a result of the acquisition of the R.G. Winkler Collection.

The Design section is closed due to refurbishment actually. Please find further informations here.

 
 

public guided tours (in German only)

Sa. 02.03.
15:00 Uhr

Witz und Ironie im Design

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis Museum für Angewandte Kunst | Mit: Dr. Lore Mütze-Lelleik | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos

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So. 03.03.
11:00 Uhr

Welttag des Hörens: Musikdesign - eine Zeitreise

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Reihe: Kunst + Frühstück | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos

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So. 03.03.
15:00 Uhr

Witz und Ironie im Design

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis Museum für Angewandte Kunst | Mit: Dr. Lore Mütze-Lelleik | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos

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acitivities (in German only)

So. 03.03.
11:00 Uhr

Mitmachen | MAKK – Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

Rallye durch das Design

Für: Kinder ab 6 Jahren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Reihe: Kunst + Frühstück | Technik: Rallye | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos

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Mi. 06.03.
18:00 Uhr

Online | MAKK – Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

online-Vortrag: 3D-Druck im Design

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Anja Reincke | Reihe: MAKKfuture | Technik: online-Vortrag | Treffpunkt: BBB | Teilnahme: kostenlos

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Perfect Match

Selected Kunstkammer objects from the Olbricht Collection and the MAKK

21 March to 22 September 2024

The focus of the Perfect Match exhibition is on the early and heyday of the Kunstkammern in the 16th and 17th centuries and their central task of uniting and mastering the comprehensive areas of nature and art as the most important collection categories of the Kunstkammern. Selected objects from the Museum of Applied Arts Cologne (MAKK) and Thomas Olbricht's private collection are being brought together for the first time.

Kölner Design Preis 2024

DE Der Kölner Design Preis gehört zu den begehrtesten Auszeichnungen für junge Absolvent*innen der Designstudiengänge Kölner Hochschulen. Prämiert werden die innovativsten und herausragenden Abschlussarbeiten – das Design der Zukunft.

 

Address

An der Rechtschule
50667 Köln
T +49 221 221 23860
F +49 221 221 23885
makk@stadt-koeln.de

Opening hours

Tue to Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Every 1st Thu of each month: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Admission

Tickets are valid for one day.

Permanent collections (incl. design department): 
Adults: 6 €, concession: 4 € 

Free admission for children up to 6 years, for Cologne residents up to 18 years, students (incl. 2 teachers per group), holders of the KölnPass, Cologne residents on their birthday

Free admission to the permanent collection on the 1st Thu of each month (except public holidays): for Cologne residents

Accessibility

The entrance area is accessible via a ramp. Toilets for disabled visitors. Lift to basement with toilets, 1st and 2nd floor.

Shop

Holtmann's im Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Tue to Fri 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat, Sun, public holidays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1st Thu of each month late opening
1st Sun of each month 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

T +49 221 277 988-60
F +49 221 277 988-58
www.holtmanns.com 

Refreshments

Holtmann's im Museum für Angewandte Kunst

Tue to Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1st Thu of each month late opening

T +49 221 28064444

www.holtmanns.com 

Public transport

Public transport 
rail service, local trains (S-Ban): "Hauptbahnhof" (c. 10 min walk)
Bus, tram, underground: "Dom/Hauptbahnhof" (c. 10 min walk)
Car parks 
Am Dom / DuMont-Carré