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Panorama der Düsseldorfer Altstadt, © Foto Oliver Franke, Tourismus NRW e.V.

Museums in NRW


The most popular museums in a region of culture

There are over 900 museums in NRW, each one offering something different for impressed visitors. The choice includes world-class art museums, open-air museums, industrial museums and museums conceived especially for children. Visitors can step back in time to relive the Roman past or zoom into the future to explore the fascinating world of cutting-edge science. A visit to a museum in North Rhine-Westphalia is anything but boring!

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Schloss Moyland mit einer schöne Ansicht, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Moyland Castle in Bedburg-Hau

A Lower Rhine Mecca for fans of Beuys

Discover Joseph Beuys in detail: the imposing Moyland Castle on the Lower Rhine houses the world's largest collection of works by the major Düsseldorf artist.

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Children at the house of history in Bonn, © Tourismus & Congress GmbH Region Bonn Rhein-Sieg Ahrweiler

House of history in Bonn

German history from the post-war era to the present day

Adenauer’s Mercedes, a 1950s cinema and a railway car – this Bonn museum lets visitors experience German history first-hand.

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Vorderansicht des Von der Heydt-Museum in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, © Von der Heydt-Museum

Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal

Impressionism and more in the former Elberfeld Town Hall

The internationally renowned museum attracts art lovers with its Impressionist collection and many other exhibitions.

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Museum Folkwang Essen at night, © Peter Wieler

Museum Folkwang in Essen

Classical Modernism in a Chipperfield building

Once considered the “most beautiful museum of modern art”, today Museum Folkwang is one of Germany’s most renowned art museums.

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Bis Juli 2016 zeigt die Kunstsammlung NRW die Rauminstallation in orbit von Tomás Saraceno, © Studio Tomás Saraceno 2013

Kunstsammlung NRW in Düsseldorf

North Rhine-Westphalia’s “secret national gallery”

With its locations at K20, K21 and F3 Schmela Haus, the state-owned gallery is one of the most prestigious contemporary art collections.

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Neanderthal Museum Header alternativ Neandertaler mit erlegter Beute © Neanderthal Museum M

Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann

A journey through time discovering the evolution of man

How did Neanderthals live in NRW? What tools did they make? And what did they eat? The Neanderthal Museum has the answers!

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