Museum Schnütgen

Museum Schnütgen houses a precious collection of medieval works of art in one of the oldest churches in Cologne. Many of them, such as the radiant bust by Parler, the expressive crucifix of St George or the unique so-called Heribert comb, a delicate ivory carving alone merit a visit to Cologne.

The spectrum of the presentation ranges from wood and stone sculptures to examples of precious goldsmiths’ work and glass painting and rare ivories and textiles.A distinctive feature of the museum is its large display area, which itself is over 800 years old: The tranquillity of the Romanesque church of St Cäcilien and the especial proximity of the exhibits invite the visitor to experience the works of art in all their spiritual emanation and beauty.

The exhibition series "Museum Schnütgen in Focus" regularly places consummate works from all parts of the collection in new contexts. It is thus worth returning again and again, as the collection will always offer something new to discover.

 
 
 

public guided tours (in German only)

So. 16.12.
11:00 Uhr

Eine Stunde Mittelalter

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Treffpunkt: Infotheke | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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So. 16.12.
14:30 Uhr

Wege durch die Sammlung: Holz und Stein - Arbeitstechniken mittelalterlicher Künstler

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Ehrenamtlicher Arbeitskreis des Museum Schnütgen | Mit: Dorith Liesenberg-Kemper | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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Mi. 19.12.
14:30 Uhr

Wege durch die Sammlung: Adventliche Impressionen im Museum Schnütgen

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Ehrenamtlicher Arbeitskreis des Museum Schnütgen | Mit: Dr. Sabine Doll | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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acitivities (in German only)

Fr. 14.12.
16:00 Uhr

Gespräch | Museum Schnütgen

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Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Treffpunkt: Infotheke | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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Sa. 15.12.
14:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Kurs | Museum Schnütgen

„Unter der Lupe“

Für: Kinder ab 8 Jahren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Karina Castellini M. A. | Reihe: MuseumKinderZeit | Technik: Basteln, Gestalten | Treffpunkt: Infotheke | Preis: € 9,00 | Material: € 2,00 | Anmeldung bis: 13.12.2018 13.11.2018 - 30.06.2019

Anmeldung (Nur Anfrage, Anmeldeschluss abgelaufen)
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Guided tours can be booked for groups and are available in a variety of languages.

Führung

Guided tour: Overview of the Museum Schnütgen

Experience the rich variety of medieval art. Wood sculpture, gold work and ivory plaques await visitors in the Romanesque church of St. Cäcilien. Newly created areas present stone sculpture, stained glass and textile art. In this well-lit, light-toned exhibition, the objects from past centuries present themselves to the visitor in a matter-of-fact way and the Middle Ages become the present day.  

Duration: 60 mins
Max. group size: 25
Target groups: upper secondary education level, students, adults 
Charge:
Tuesday to Friday: 75 € plus admission for adults | 50 € plus admission for students | 40 € for school classes
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 10 € each

The tour can be booked for several groups at a time.

Führung

Guided tour: Celestial light – translucent walls

The exquisite collection of stained glass at the Museum Schnütgen invites visitors to explore light and its effects. The visual enjoyment that these luminous works from the 12th to the 16th century offer is immediate and direct and a rare opportunity to discover stained glass at such close range. You will realise that the allegedly „dark“ Middle Ages were really quite bright and colourful.

Duration: 60 mins
Max. group size: 25
Target groups: upper secondary education level, students, adults 
Charge:
Tuesday to Friday: 75 € plus admission for adults | 50 € plus admission for students | 40 € for school classes
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 10 € each

The tour can be booked for several groups at a time.

 
 

current Exhibition

Through the magnifying glass

November 13, 2018 to June 30, 2019

This exhibition is the first to give an overview of the most important restoration works and technological investigations in the field of art during the past 25 years. The areas covered range from the complete removal of the coatings of a wood sculpture to conservational methods and touch-free optical examination. What these measures reveal are the older conditions of the works as well as new insights into their genesis and the determination of their age.

The Samson-Master and his age. Romanesque sculpture in the Rhineland

June 6, 2018 to January 6, 2019

The “Samson-Master” was an outstanding artist active in the Rhineland in the period around 1200, who is named after the Samson figure from the abbey of Maria Laach. For some six months this expressive stone sculpture and a few exceptional capitals from Maria Laach will be guests at the Museum.

 

Address

Cäcilienstraße 29-33
50676 Köln
T +49 221 221 23620
F +49 221 221 28489
museum.schnuetgen­@stadt-koeln.de

Opening hours

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

carnival 2019:
closed 28 February, 3 and 4 March, open 1, 2 and 5 March!

 

Admission

Tickets are valid for one day.

Permanent collection
Adults: 6 €
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.

Audioguides

Audio guides: a charge of ¤ 2 applies for the permanent exhibition.

Refreshments

Bistro KOLBS

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.

www.kolbs-im-kulturquartier.de 

Public transport

Public transport
bus, tram, underground: "Neumarkt" (5 min walk)
Car park
Cäcilienstraße
Coach pick-up and drop-off point
in front of the museum; coach park along the Rhine river