Ehrenhof 4-5

Phone: +49 (0) 211 8992460 (11 a
Fax: +49 (0) 2 11/ 8 92 95 04
Website: http://www.museum-kunst-p

Stiftung Museum Kunst Palast

History and Architecture

Since the opening of the Kunstpalast in 1902 art has indeed reigned here - with short interruptions – and has been presenting many of its facets. Restructuring work on the museum, which reopened in September 2001, also encompassed the interior design of the wing of the former Kunstmuseum, offering the visitor a stimulating exhibition experience owing to an innovative presentation of the museum’s collections.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (3)

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Permanent Collection

The extensive collections of musem kunst palast comprise works dating from the Middle Ages, the Baroque period, the Dusseldorf School of Painting, and also features a wide range of contemporary artworks.

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21.04. – 22.07.2007
The art of the 20th/21st century in corporate and private collections in DĂĽsseldorf.

Forthcoming exhibitions

18.08.2007 - 25.11.2007
Glass from the Wiesenthal Works
Design 1958-1980

01.09.2007 - 18.11.2007
Jörg Immendorff
Retrospektive der Zeichnungen

15.09.2007 - 06.01.2008
Bonjour Russland
Französische und Russische Meisterwerke von 1870-1925 aus Moskau und St. Petersburg


6 Euro, concessions: 4,50 Euro

Family ticket
2 adults and up to 3 children: 9,50 Euro

Partner Pleasure
Wednesdays from 2 pm:
two persons for the price of one: 4,50 Euro

Over 60
Tuesdays: concessionary entrance fee of 2,50 Euro

Free entrance for children up to 6 years accompanied by an adult, and, on presentation of the respective pass:

100 % disabled + 1 person, students of Dusseldorf Art Academy, Art Academy professors, members of the board of trustees Stiftung museum kunst palast, teachers on information days, press representatives, staff of museum kunst palast, E.ON, Metro, Degussa, K20/K21, members of AICA, ICOM, 'Ulmer Verein', Palastclub, 'Freunde museum kunst palast', holders of the Düsseldorf Welcome-Card, new citizen’s voucher (valid 12 months after registration), Art:Card, Art:Card plus + Art:Key, Art-Card plus of Stadtsparkasse Dusseldorf, Metro-Art-Card + 1 person, Düsseldorfer Künstlerkarte.
Family Pleasure
Saturdays from 2 pm:
2 adults and up to 3 children: 7,50 Euro

Art-Card Bonn holders
20 % reduction: 3,60 Euro

School classes including guided tour
1.50 Euro per pupil / including changing exhibitions: 3 Euro

School classes excluding guided tour
1 Euro per pupil / including changing exhibitions: 1.50 Euro

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm, closed on Mondays

Getting there

The museum kunst palast is situated in the centre of Dusseldorf, capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, on the banks of the Rhine,
5 minutes away from Königsallee, easy to reach by car and public transport.

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Street signs to "Kulturzentrum Ehrenhof"

From the south: from Völklinger Strasse drive into and straight on through the Rheinufer Tunnel. Approx. 200 metres after emerging from the tunnel, turn off to the right behind the museum kunst palast (signposted "Parkhaus E.ON/Victoria"). There is direct access from the multi-storey carpark to the museum kunst palast.

From the airport: Drive south along the Kennedydamm, bear right on to Homberger Strasse, then Cecilienstrasse (follow signs to "Altstadt") on to Joseph-Beuys-Ufer (the Rhine embankment). Watch for signs to the Rheinterrassen/Unteres Werft car park to the right. museum kunst palast is located across the road.

From the north: Take the Heinrich-Erhard-Strasse as far as the junction with the Kennedeydamm, turn left on to the Kennedydamm, proceed as above.

From Neuss: Approach DĂĽsseldorf via the A 52 motorway. Immediately after crossing the Rhine by the Theodor-Heuss-BrĂĽcke, turn right on to the Kennedydamm and proceed as above.


• Car park Unteres Werft on the banks of the Rhine
2.50 Euro per evening

• E.ON multi-storey car park
Mon - Fri from 6 pm - 1 am, all day at week-ends and on public holidays: flat fee of 2 Euro for four hours (please press button "theatre" first).
Direct access underground to museum kunst palast and the Robert Schumann Hall, the entrance to the car pa...+ [ Read all ]



Attractions of the museum shop include arts and crafts products from Africa and Asia, prints and graphics by various artists, as well as wooden figures by Goerg Ettl and creations of hand and carrier bags by the designer Laura Rosnovsky. Furthermore, the museum shop offers a selection of products relating to each current exhibition. Why don’t you take a look…

Shop museum kunst palast
Sabine Parsow
Tel +49(0)211-8996199
Fax +49(0)211-8929676

Opening hours: Tuesdays - Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Catalogue orders:

Petra Hecht
Tel +49(0)211-8996930
Fax +49(0)211-8929684

New publications and a selection of glass catalogues can be ordered via our Online Shop: http://www.kulturinfo-rheinland.de/cgi-bin/shop/index.pl?shop=MUS0070


The museum kunst palast library is a reference library open to all visitors. General reference works and encyclopedia of artists offer a first insight into art history. The entire stock of some 120,000 volumes focuses on art-historical literature on the main areas covered by the museum’s collections. In addition, the library holds a large collection of national and international exhibition and auction catalogues as well as a wide selection of art periodicals. More than half of the volumes are recorded in the central catalogue of the cultural institutes of the state capital of Dusseldorf and can be researched in the internet on www.duesseldorf.de/gdk.

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 am - 5 pm.

For further information please contact Anne-Marie Katins by telephone on +49-211-8992458 or by email: anne-marie.katins@museu...+ [ Read all ]

Museum internal and external photos (3)

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News and events

A comprehensive calendar with a clever filter function (in german):



The Education Department offers courses, workshops and guided tours for all age groups. Traditionally, special emphasis is placed on work with school groups for whom there is a variety of suggested topics. Special activities for children include extensive holiday programmes and birthday parties. Children from the age of 6 may borrow an art suitcase which guides them through the collections, or may discover the museum under the guidance of an art educator on Sundays at 3 pm. In addition to our acoustic guide for adults, an audio guide for children is available in the collection. It is produced in cooperation with Lilipuz, the children’s radio programme on WDR 5.

For its educational activities, museum kunst palast has its own studio and exhibition areas which was extended and reconstructed from September 2005 and reopened in spring 2006.


Guided Tours
For public guided tours of the exhibitions please consult our calendar.

For private guided tours through our changing exhibitions and collections please call +49(0)211–8990100.

Fees for guided tours:

Weekdays and Saturdays: 40 Euro plus entrance fee
Sundays and public holidays: 55 Euro plus entrance fee

Guided tours in foreign languages (English, French, Italian):
Weekdays and Saturdays: 50 Euro plus entrance fee
Sundays and public holidays: 65 Euro plus entrance

A private guided tour takes approx. one hour.

Guided tours for school classes can be arranged by calling

Fees for guided school classes:
Collections: 1.50 Euro per pupil
Changing exhibitions: 3 Euro per pupil

Fees for school classes excluding guide:
Collections: 1 Euro per pupil
Changing exhibitions: 1.50 Euro per pupil


Pictures in Your Ear

museum kunst palast has been cooperating with Lilipuz, the children’s radio programme on WDR 5.

How can pictures be made audible? Initially, the art educators of museum kunst palast were simply planning to conceive an acoustic museum guide for children, but it was intended to be like a small radio play. Therefore, they turned to the professional team at Lilipuz, the children’s radio programme on WDR 5. A cooperation was agreed upon representing an entirely new and unusual challenge. With the support of the museum, author Ralph Erdenberger produced 20 short radio plays which have been broadcast since 29 January 2005. The pictures enter the ears and lead to discoveries new to the eye. Next spring, the radio plays will be incorporated into an audio guide for children.

The first broadcast dealt with the “Picture of Two Young Girls” from the environment of Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp. The two sisters featured in the painting are clad in precious, stiff “adults’ clothes”, copies of which were tailored especially for the museum. The two 6 and 9 year-old presenters wore them when recording the play on the subject of this painting.

Further information is available on: www.wdr5.de/lilipuz/schatzkiste/


The museum kunst palast is a public-private-partnership between the city of Dusseldorf, E.ON AG, METRO Group and degussa AG. Further partnerships are aimed at consolidating and presenting important collections and bequests by artists. Another committed partner is the association Friends of museum kunst palast which is open to all art lovers.

Venue hire

Location Hire

museum kunst palast features a number of exclusive premises available for individual events.

The Robert Schumann Hall with its exquisite ambiance provides an ideal setting both for cultural events of a variety of genres and corporate events, such as congresses, receptions or banquets.

For receptions and diners on a smaller scale, the museum’s foyers and the Café Belvedere are at your disposal.

The close alliance with the museum and its exhibition programme in terms of location, organisation and content, results in a very special setting for your events. Individual arrangements for tours of our exhibitions are also available.

Our professional management team ensures a high-quality service and management of all events.

Corporate events are realised by our partner DĂĽsseldorfCongress., the major location and congress management company in Dusseldorf.

Our caterer Gourmet Team takes care of your guests’ physical well-being with a high degree of imagination and professionalism.