Tickets + Opening Hours

Open­ing Hours

Tues­day through Sun­day: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Ev­ery first Thurs­day of the month: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Closed on Mon­days

Open on all public holi­days (in­clud­ing mon­days) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Jan­uary 1, De­cem­ber 24, 25 and 31 each year 


Tick­ets are valid for same-day ad­mis­sion to the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion gal­leries and all spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions.

Adults: €13
Dis­­­coun­t­ed tick­­et*: €8.00 
Fam­i­lies: €26.00
Groups: €9.00 per per­­­­son (20 or more peo­ple)

1st Thurs­day of the Month: €7.00

Buy tick­ets on­line (in­clud­ing a tick­et for the public tran­s­port in the VRS area)

Dis­counts and Spe­cials

*Dis­count­ed price:

  • Chil­dren and young adults un­der the age of 18 to spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion­sn (per­ma­nent col­lec­tion = free ad­mis­sion)
  • Stu­dents
  • Trai­nees
  • Hold­ers of the "Köln Pass"
  • Mem­bers of the "Ver­band Bil­den­der Kün­stler"
  • Mem­bers of the "In­ter­na­tio­nale Or­gan­i­sa­tion für Bil­dende Kunst"



Free en­try for:

  • Chil­dren un­der the age of 6 (to per­ma­nent col­lec­tion and spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion(s))
  • Chil­dren and young adults un­der the age of 18 to the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion (spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion(s) = re­duced price)
  • Stu­dents of Art/ Art His­to­ry, en­rolled in a Cologne or Bonn Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Refugees + 1 per­son in com­pany to the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion
  • Com­pany of peo­ple with a dis­a­bil­i­ty and in pos­ses­sion of a valid “severe­ly hand­i­capped” pass dis­play­ing the let­ter “B”
  • ICom mem­bers (In­­ter­­na­­tio­n­al Coun­­cil of Mu­se­ums)
  • Hold­ers of the "Kün­stlerkarte Köln"
  • Hold­ers of the "Förderkarte der Museen der Stadt Köln"

**Late Night Thurs­day / "Köl­n­Tag"

On the first Thurs­day of the month, be­gin­nig at 5 p.m., we of­fer dis­count­ed ad­mis­sion to the col­lec­tion and all spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions for €7.00.

Dur­ing the even­ings of our Late Night Thurs­days you can ex­pe­ri­ence mu­sic, film, cabaret, read­ings, artist talks, and much more in the mu­se­um!

Fur­ther­more, on ev­ery first Thurs­day of the month it's "Köl­n­Tag" (Cologne Day). From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., all Cologne resi­dents re­ceive free ad­mis­sion to the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. 

School groups and ac­com­pany­ing teach­ers

Free ad­mis­sion to the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion, €4.00 per stu­dent/teach­er to spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion ar­eas


The mu­se­um build­ing is de­signed to ac­co­mo­date vis­its with wheelchairs or strollers. Wheelchairs are avai­l­able at the ad­mis­sions desk. We al­so of­fer tours via tour guides for vis­i­tors with hear­ing dis­a­bil­i­ties. Please in­quire with ad­mis­sions per­son­nel.

Thalys Part­n­er Ben­e­fit

Pre­sent a Thalys tick­et at the ad­mis­sion desk and re­ceive mu­se­um ad­mis­sion at the dis­count­ed price.

An­nu­al Tick­et to the Cologne Mu­se­ums

Here you can find in­for­ma­tion about the Jahreskarte der Köl­n­er Museen (An­nu­al Tick­et to the Mu­se­ums of the Ci­ty of Cologne)