Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Cultures of the World

Where we live, what we believe in and where we belong - these are common themes that are important to every culture. The Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum is the only one of its kind in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia and is housed in a spacious new building with an innovative presentation concept. An exhibition area of 3,600 square metres shows the rich variety of world cultures.

The theme-based presentation "People in their Worlds" takes visitors on an interactive multi-media voyage of exploration where they learn more about the European view of other cultures and familiarize themselves with different concepts of life. Impressive exhibits from Africa, Asia, America, Oceania and Europe illustrate themes that concern people worldwide and enthral visitors from all age groups. The theme-based presentation "Comprehending the World" provides an insight into the European view of other cultures as reflected in travelogues, art and museums.

The presentation "Shaping the World" takes a closer look at different ways of living. What does a Gamelan orchestra from Indonesia sound like? What is the role of masks in rituals? How do nomads survive in the desert? Comparing cultures to detect commonalities and differences is at the heart of this ethnological museum that is fun and makes you want to know more.

 
 

public guided tours (in German only)

Mi. 19.12.
15:00 Uhr

Fast Fashion. Die Schattenseiten der Mode

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Preis: € 2,00 | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Fast Fashion. Die Schattenseiten der Mode“, 12.10.2018 - 24.02.2019

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Do. 20.12.
18:00 Uhr

Fast Fashion. Die Schattenseiten der Mode

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsgesellschaft RJM e.V. | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Fast Fashion. Die Schattenseiten der Mode“, 12.10.2018 - 24.02.2019

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Sa. 22.12.
15:00 Uhr

Der Mensch in seinen Welten - Das Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum im Überblick

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsgesellschaft RJM e.V. | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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acitivities (in German only)

Sa. 22.12.
15:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Kurs | Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum - Kulturen der Welt

Die jungen Entdecker: Mit Sack und Pack ...

Für: Kinder ab 5 Jahren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Reihe: Die jungen Entdecker | Technik: Malen | Treffpunkt: Kasse des Museums | Anmeldung bis: 20.12.2018

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Dieser Kurs ist ausgebucht. Wir können Sie jedoch auf eine Warteliste setzen.

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Sa. 29.12.
15:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Kurs | Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum - Kulturen der Welt

Die Hand der Fatima

Für: Kinder ab 8 Jahren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Reihe: Die jungen Entdecker | Technik: Metallfolie prägen | Treffpunkt: Kasse des Museums | Teilnahme: kostenlos | Anmeldung bis: 27.09.2018

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Guided tours can be booked for groups and are available in a variety of languages.

Führung

Guided tour: Encounter with other cultures

They were typical representatives of their time – the explorer Wilhelm Joest and the diplomat Max von Oppenheim. Passionate collectors, they encountered unfamiliar, ‚alien‘ worlds, travelled to far-flung territories and newly conquered colonies and found their own individual approach to non-European cultures. Their lives and their collections, which have shaped the current face of the museum, provide access to the era of colonial expansion more than 100 years ago.

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.

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Guided tour: People in their Worlds. Overview of Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Cultures of the World

"People in their Worlds" – this exciting theme-based presentation with its innovative exhibition concept takes up themes that are important to people the world over, but that they respond to in completely different ways, depending on the regional and cultural factors that shaped their lives. This comparative approach to different cultures emphasises their equal status and quality, provides thought-provoking impulses and encourages discussion. Including our own culture in this comparative approach contributes to the relativisation of our own thinking.     

Duration: 60 mins
Max. group size: 25
Target groups: lower 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

Fast Fashion. The Dark Side of Fashion

October 12, 2018 to February 24, 2019

How can it be that a T-shirt costs less than a large cup of coffee or a pair of trousers as much as a cinema ticket? And what does the price tell us about the life of the people who produce these clothes? »Fast Fashion« takes a critical look behind the scenes of the global textile industry and aims to create awareness about the subject of fashion consumption. As consumers and businesses profit from the bargain prices, others pay a high human cost for it.

 

Address

Cäcilienstraße 29-33
50667 Köln
T +49-221.221-31356
F +49-221.221-31333
rjm@stadt-koeln.de

Opening hours

Tue to Sun (incl. public holidays) 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

Admission to the permanent collection Adults: 7 €
Concession: 4.50 €
Combination ticket (permanent and special exhibitions):
Adults: 10 €, concession: 7 €

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.

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