Museum of the City of Cologne

Owing to the refurbishment of the permanent exhibition and the rearrangement of the special exhibition area, the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum is closed to visitors from 21 November to 15 December 2017.

On 16 December 2017, the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum will re-open with the exhibitions 'Trotzdem Alaaf! Kölner Rosenmontag 1991 + 2017' and 'Karin Richert: IM RECHTEN LICHT".


public guided tours (in German only)

So. 28.10.
14:00 Uhr

Speedführung des studentischen Infoteams durch „KÖLN 68!“

Für: Alle | Von: Kölnisches Stadtmuseum | Rahmenprogramm zu: „KÖLN 68! Protest. Pop. Provokation“, 20.10.2018 - 24.02.2019

Di. 30.10.
18:00 Uhr

Kuratorenführung „KÖLN 68!“ mit Stefan Lewejohann

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Kölnisches Stadtmuseum | Mit: Stefan Lewjohann | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „KÖLN 68! Protest. Pop. Provokation“, 20.10.2018 - 24.02.2019

Sa. 03.11.
14:30 Uhr

Arbeitskreisführung durch „KÖLN 68!“

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis des Kölnischen Stadtmuseums | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt


acitivities (in German only)

Sa. 03.11.
19:00 - 02:00 Uhr

Event | Kölnisches Stadtmuseum

Museumsnacht Köln

Für: Alle | Von: StadtRevue Verlag | Preis: € 19,00

So. 04.11.
14:00 Uhr

Exkursion | Kölnisches Stadtmuseum

Das Kölnische Stadtmuseum unterwegs – Stadtexkursionen mit unserem Arbeitskreis

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis des Kölnischen Stadtmuseums | Mit: Adolf Weiß | Treffpunkt: Ulrepforte, Fort Paul | Teilnahme: kostenlos


current Exhibition

Cologne 68! Protest. Pop. Provocation

October 20, 2018 to February 24, 2019

The events of the late 1960s, today encapsulated in the symbolic abbreviation ‘68’, mark an important turning point in the history of West Germany. The mood among the young generation, above all in the world of academia, was tense. Cologne also saw demonstrations by university and college students for more co-determination and democratisation. This exhibition focuses on the complex events and developments in Cologne around the year 1968.



Zeughausstraße 1-3
50667 Köln
T 0221 - 221-22398 (außerhalb der Öffnungszeiten 0221 - 221 25789)
F 0221 - 221 24154

Opening hours

Tue 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wed to Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Every 1st Thu of each month: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
closed on Mondays

The Museum is closed until 19 October 2018!



Tickets are valid for one day.

Permanent collection
Adults: 5,00 €
Concession: 3,00 €

Combination ticket (special exhibitions and permanent collection)
Adults: 7,50 €, concessions: 5,00 €

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


Toilets for disabled persons, lift, ground floor and 1st floor suitable for wheelchair users. Two marked parking spaces for disabled visitors in front of the museum

Public transport

Public transport
rail service, local trains (S-Bahn): "Hauptbahnhof" (10 Min walk)
underground: "Appellhofplatz/Zeughaus"
Car Parks
Am Dom / DuMont-Carré / Börsenplatz