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

Museums in North Rhine-Westphalia

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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Die Ausstellungen Haus der Geschichte bieten Vergangenheit zum Anfassen, © Stiftung Haus der Geschichte, Axel Thünker

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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