Tips for visiting the museums in Münsterland

Dear visitors of the Münsterland,

due to the Corona pandemic, the 2G rule will apply to visits to museums in Münsterland from 24.11.2021. Proof of complete vaccination or recovery is required. Children and young people up to and including 15 years of age are exempt from this rule.

The latest information on the Corona virus can be found on the website of the North Rhine-Westphalian State Chancellery at There you will also find the current Corona protection regulation. For questions of a non-medical nature, the state government has also set up a citizens' telephone number: 0211 / 9119-1001.

Be sure to take care of yourself! To help you plan your next trip to Münsterland, you'll find lots of ideas on our website. We look forward to seeing you!

The Museum of Art and Culture in Münster
© LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur
LWL Museum for Art and Culture

LWL Museum for Art and Culture

Attractive far beyond the borders of Westphalia: the LWL Museum of Art and Culture in Münster is an important regional identity builder. Between the Middle Ages and the contemporary avant-garde, visitors can immerse themselves in the world of art and experience the "magic of the original" live. The extensive art education and cultural programme also continually opens up new perspectives on art and cultural history for visitors.

The building is also impressive: the new building with its sandstone façades on all four sides fits in perfectly with the Münster cityscape and conveys openness in all directions - also through the large glass façades. Spacious and at the same time clearly arranged, the interior leaves enough space to indulge in art without losing the overview.

Broaden horizons

The exhibitions at the LWL Museum of Art and Culture have been delighting visitors since the museum opened. Renowned artists, unusual perspectives and special cultural experiences are what make the museum so appealing. The temporary exhibitions specialise in one theme and leave no visitor untouched.

The museum's own collections alone would be worth a visit. Works from the Cremer Collection, paintings by the Münster painter family tom Ring and exceptional modern art are just a few examples of outstanding art. The Sculpture Projects Archive deserves special attention. The museum is not only home to numerous sketches, models and documents relating to the major exhibition that takes place every ten years, but also to some remarkable installations and sculptures.

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  • Guided tours
  • Gastronomy in the house
  • Indoor
  • barrier-free
  • Spring
  • Autumn
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  • Summer
  • Winter

Corona note

  • From 12.11.2021, the 2G rule applies to visitors aged 18 and over.
  • From 12.11.2021, the 3G rule applies to visitors up to 18 years of age.
  • Adults who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons must present a negative rapid test (max. 24 hours old) in addition to a medical certificate.
  • In addition, the AHA rules apply
  • Admission with previously purchased online ticket.
  • For further information, please contact the visitor service on 0251 5907-201 or send an email to
Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr

Am zweiten Freitag im Monat hat das Museum bis 24:00 Uhr geöffnet. An diesem Tagen ist der Eintritt ab 18 Uhr frei.

Admission fees

  • Adults:
    9,00 €
  • reduced:
    4,50 €
  • Free admission:
    0,00 €
  • Free admission:
    0,00 €
  • reduced:
    6,00 €

*Reductions are available to recipients of current benefits according to the Social Security Codes II and XII, students (also "study in old age"), trainees, volunteers, people with a degree of disability of 50% or more (if necessary, accompanying person free on presentation of proof).

Information about the visit

The LWL Museum of Art and Culture offers an outstanding guided tour concept. On numerous dates, interested visitors cantake part in public guided tours with different focuses. The guided tours are free of charge - only the entrance fee has to be paid. The number of participants is limited to 20. Tickets are available at the museum ticket office 30 minutes before the tour.

  • Overview of the collection: Saturday and Sunday at 3.15 p.m. each day
  • ArtStories: Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
  • Open studios: Every first Sunday of the month, 2.30 to 5.30 p.m.
  • Epoch Tour: Every Friday at 2.30 p.m.
  • Curator's tour: Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 2 to 2.30 p.m.

Insider tip

LWL Museum of Art and Culture - Guided tour in sign language LWL Museum of Art and Culture - Guided tour in sign language
© Hanna Neander
Direction inclusion

The museum has unrestricted barrier-free access and is equipped with a passenger lift and barrier-free toilets on all floors. There are guided tours in German sign language (DGS) or sign language accompanying spoken language (LBG). Every first Tuesday of the month, there are alternating tours and workshops for people with dementia, blind people, people with a visual impairment or people with a learning disability, as well as tours in German sign language (DGS).

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