Foto: © Constantin Meyer Photographie

Current information


When visiting museums and attending events in the museum the current mask requirement and, in addition, the 2G regulation (recovered or vaccinated) are binding. Children and adolescents up to and including 15 years of age are exempt from the 2G rule.

Please find all current corona measures here.

Due to the window renovation, noise development cannot be ruled out on weekdays.

The Historical Collections are closed for several years for renovation and reconception.

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 holidays) and during the Carnival season (Thu, Sun and Mon) 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 „The Circle. The most iconic shape redesigned" (17 January – 24 April 2022):
Adults: 6 €, concessions 3 €

Special exhibition „40 Years of laif – 40 Positions of Documentary Photographie" (12 March – 25 September 2022):
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 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

As a gesture of goodwill in connection with corona-related closures, we are offering all annual ticket holders* who purchased their annual tickets in the period 2019 /2020 up to and including 15.06.2021 an extension of validity until 15.06.2022. This will be recognized unbureaucratically at the admission control.


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