Museum Schnütgen

Museum Schnütgen houses a precious collection of medieval works of art in one of the oldest churches in Cologne. Many of them, such as the radiant bust by Parler, the expressive crucifix of St George or the unique so-called Heribert comb, a delicate ivory carving alone merit a visit to Cologne.

The spectrum of the presentation ranges from wood and stone sculptures to examples of precious goldsmiths’ work and glass painting and rare ivories and textiles.A distinctive feature of the museum is its large display area, which itself is over 800 years old: The tranquillity of the Romanesque church of St Cäcilien and the especial proximity of the exhibits invite the visitor to experience the works of art in all their spiritual emanation and beauty.

The exhibition series "Museum Schnütgen in Focus" regularly places consummate works from all parts of the collection in new contexts. It is thus worth returning again and again, as the collection will always offer something new to discover.

 
 
 

public guided tours (in German only)

So. 26.01.
11:00 Uhr

Eine Stunde Mittelalter – mal ganz anders: Skulptur im Blick der Kamera

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Treffpunkt: Infotheke | Preis: € 2,00 | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Skulptur im Blick der Kamera. “, 09.11.2019 - 16.02.2020

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So. 26.01.
14:30 Uhr

Wege durch die Sammlung: Wichtige Funktionen der Engelwesen

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Ehrenamtlicher Arbeitskreis des Museum Schnütgen | Mit: Christel Kuckertz | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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Mi. 29.01.
14:30 Uhr

Wege durch die Sammlung: Köln im Zeitalter der romanischen Kirchen

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Ehrenamtlicher Arbeitskreis des Museum Schnütgen | Mit: Paul Georg Wachten | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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acitivities (in German only)

Do. 13.02.
15:00 Uhr

Vortrag | Museum Schnütgen

Eine Stunde Stadtgeschichte

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museum Schnütgen | Mit: Peter Nispel | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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Fr. 14.02.
16:00 Uhr

Gespräch | Museum Schnütgen

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Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Treffpunkt: Infotheke | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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

Führung

Guided tour: Overview of the Museum Schnütgen

Experience the rich variety of medieval art. Wood sculpture, gold work and ivory plaques await visitors in the Romanesque church of St. Cäcilien. Newly created areas present stone sculpture, stained glass and textile art. In this well-lit, light-toned exhibition, the objects from past centuries present themselves to the visitor in a matter-of-fact way and the Middle Ages become the present day.  

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.

Führung

Guided tour: Celestial light – translucent walls

The exquisite collection of stained glass at the Museum Schnütgen invites visitors to explore light and its effects. The visual enjoyment that these luminous works from the 12th to the 16th century offer is immediate and direct and a rare opportunity to discover stained glass at such close range. You will realise that the allegedly „dark“ Middle Ages were really quite bright and colourful.

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.

 
 

current Exhibition

Sculpture through the lens of the camera. Alfred Tritschler’s photos of the Schnütgen collection

November 9, 2019 to February 16, 2020

This exhibition follows the view of the photographer Alfred Tritschler (1905–1970) on the collection. In 1948 Tritschler photographed more than 100 of the museum’s artworks. He staged the sculptures with his Leica camera in vivid “portraits” and found an individual artistic expression for these motifs. A selection of some 90 original prints, together with around 30 sculptures, will be shown for the first time.

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Arnt, der Bilderschneider. Meister der beseelten Skulpturen

April 2, 2020 to July 5, 2020

DE Wer war der Meister Arnt von Kalkar und Zwolle? Die erste monographische Ausstellung zu dem Begründer einer reichen Bildschnitzerschule am Niederrhein nimmt die Besucher*innen mit in die Zeit des ausgehenden Mittelalters. Gezeigt werden etwa 50 Werke des zwischen circa 1460 und 1492 tätigen Künstlers. Das spätgotische Œuvre Meister Arnts besticht durch außerordentliche Lebendigkeit, Themenreichtum und Erzählfreude.

 

Address

Cäcilienstraße 29-33
50676 Köln
T +49 221 221 23620
F +49 221 221 28489
museum.schnuetgen­@stadt-koeln.de

Opening hours

Tue to Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thu 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Every 1st Thu of each month: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
closed on Mondays

Admission

Tickets are valid for one day.

Permanent collection
Adults: 6 €
Concession: 3,50 €

Some exhibitions may carry a separate charge.

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.

Audioguides

Audio guides: a charge of ¤ 2 applies for the permanent exhibition.

Refreshments

Bistro KOLBS

Tue to Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thu 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
1st Thu of each month 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

www.kolbs-im-kulturquartier.de 

Public transport

Public transport
bus, tram, underground: "Neumarkt" (5 min walk)
Car park
Cäcilienstraße
Coach pick-up and drop-off point
in front of the museum; coach park along the Rhine river