Foto: © Constantin Meyer Photographie

Current information

Despite renovation work, the museum is open. The Historical Collections are closed for several years for redesign and renovation.

The stair lift in the permanent exhibition "Art + Design in Dialogue" is unfortunately defective. Until further notice, access to the upper floor of the exhibition is only possible via the stairs. Affected are the sections Mid-Century Design to 21st Century. (see 360° tour).
We ask for your understanding

We recommend to wear a medical mask when visiting the museum and attending events in the MAKK's Overstolzensaal. Due to the spatial situation, wearing a medical mouth-nose mask (FFP 2 or OP mask) is still obligatory during guided tours and courses/workshops. Please find all current corona measures here: www.land.nrw/corona.

Opening Times

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Bank holidays: 10am – 6pm (Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day (1 May), Ascension Day, Feast of Corpus Christi, Whit Monday, Day of German Unity (3 Oct), All Saints' Day (1 Nov), 2nd Day of Christmas (26 Dec)

First Thursday of each month – Late Thursday / KölnTag: 10am – 10pm

Closed on Mondays (except bank holidays, see above) and on December 24th, Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec) and New Year's Day (1 Jan). Exept holidays, see above.

The Historical collections will be closed for several years due to refurbishment and new exhibition concept.


Permanent exhibition "Art + Design in Dialogue"
Adults: 4 €, concessions 2 €

Special exhibition "40 Years of laif – 40 Positions of Documentary Photographie" 12 March – 25 September 2022
Adults: 6 €, concessions 3 €

Special exhibition "Susanna Taras – Blumen, Flowers, Fleurs"
22 October 2022–26 March 2023
Free admission

Special exhibition "Marcel Proust – illustriert und porträtiert"
25. November 2022–26. März 2023
Adults: 6 €, concessions 3 €

First Thursday of each month except on holidays – KölnTag:
Free admission for Cologne citizens, 5pm-10pm concessions for all visitors. (The Historical 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 KölnTag (1st Thursday of each month except on holidays) from 5 pm on, severely disabled persons (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 and design students (with valid student ID).

Free admission to the permanent collections and special exhibitons is granted to:
Children up to age 6,
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,
refugees from Ukraine as well as
members of the Overstolzengesellschaft and the Freunde der Art Cologne.

The Historical 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


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