Museum Schnütgen IM FOKUS. Silk not sin. Ceremonial garments for the preparation of the holy mass
23 May to 24 August 2014
In the Middle Ages great attention was paid to the preparation of the celebration of mass. By the ritual laying on of clerical vestments accompanied by vesting prayers, priests and bishops completed a transition from the secular to the sacred. Beginning with precious undergarments – these rare items will again be on display for the first time since 1985 at Museum Schnütgen – the exhibition follows the cleric step by step in the solemn preparatory ceremony up to the combing of the hair and washing of the hands. Precious treasures of ecclesiastical textile art including an undergarment from the 14th century and the medieval vestments from the church of St Andreas are presented together with liturgical objects such as the famous ivory comb of St Heribert. This is a continuation of the Museum Schnütgen IM FOKUS format.
Guided Tours (german language)
Donnerstag, 20. Juni , 18:00 Uhr
Mittwoch, 26. Juni , 14:30 Uhr
Sonntag, 30. Juni , 14:30 Uhr
Mittwoch, 10. Juli , 14:30 Uhr
Sonntag, 14. Juli , 14:30 Uhr
Donnerstag, 18. Juli , 18:00 Uhr
Mittwoch, 24. Juli , 14:30 Uhr
Sonntag, 28. Juli , 14:30 Uhr
Mittwoch, 7. August , 14:30 Uhr
Donnerstag, 8. August , 15:00 Uhr
Sonntag, 11. August , 14:30 Uhr
Mittwoch, 21. August , 14:30 Uhr
Sonntag, 25. August , 14:30 Uhr
Participation in public guided tours is generally free of charge.
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
bus, tram, underground: "Neumarkt" (5 min walk)
Coach pick-up and drop-off point
in front of the museum; coach park along the Rhine river
Tickets are valid for one day.
Adults: 6,00 €
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.
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.