Kölnisches Stadtmuseum
Zeughausstr. 1-3
50667 Köln
Tel.: 0221/221-22398 (ticket office)

Contact details for individual staff members can be found under the heading „Museum/Team“.

Orders for pictures are dealt with by the Rheinische Bildarchiv Köln

Contact: , Tel. 0221/221-22354



Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wednesday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Public holidays: 10am – 5pm
KölnTag (every first Thursday in the month): 10am – 10pm
(Note: no KölnTag on public holidays)

The permanent exhibition is closes due to reconstruction works until further notice.

The special exhibitions can be visited during our regular opening hours.



Special exhibitions (Alte Wache)
Admission € 5.00, concessions € 3.00 (students etc.)
School students pay the concessionary price. 

Free admission to the permanent exhibition: children under 6; Cologne children under 18; kindergarten groups; all students in school groups, plus 2 accompanying persons per class); holders of the ‘KölnPass’; Cologne residents on their birthday.

KölnTag (1st Thursday in the month, except public holidays)
On the first Thursday of each month (except public holidays) the City of Cologne invites all its citizens to visit the permanent exhibitions free of charge. ID card serves as admission ticket. This invitation does not apply to special exhibitions, where the regular admission charge is to be paid.

Co-operation between the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum, StadtMuseum Bonn and Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf: visitors to one of these three museums can use their admission ticket to visit both of the others within four weeks without additional charge. This also includes the special exhibitions.



By public transport
U-Bahn (city underground): station Appellhofplatz/Zeughaus 
Deutsche Bahn (main line railway): Köln Hbf./Dom, from there 5 minutes on foot; or Köln-West (change to U-Bahn, 2 stops)

By car
Parking available at: Börsenplatz, DuMont-Carrée



Access to the permanent exhibition is disability-friendly. Unfortunately only the ground floor of the special-exhibition area in the Alte Wache is accessible for wheelchair users.

NOTE: Unfortunately the lift in the permanent exhibition is currently out of order, which means that only the ground floor is accessible for wheelchair users at the moment. The problem will be dealt with as quickly as possible. Until then, wheelchair users will only be charged the concessionary price.


Kölnisches Stadtmuseum

Zeughausstraße 1–3
50667 Köln
Tel.: 0221/221-22398
Fax: 0221/221-24154


Opening times

Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wednesday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Public holidays: 10am – 5pm
KölnTag: 10am – 10pm