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Interesting anthropological museum with loads to explore and discover

The objects, photographs and "settings" in this museum are generously displayed over 3 levels, with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vegetarian L
London, United Kingdom
Fascinating museum

Really interesting and thought-provoking experience, with a different, more critical point of view... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Benny C
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A rice storage hut and and a full Javanese gamelan greet you at this unique museum that aims to unite humanity across cultures and gives visitors an opportunity to explore their own prejudices and preconceived notions. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Caecilienstr. 29-33, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 22131301
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The objects, photographs and "settings" in this museum are generously displayed over 3 levels, with a range of non-European objects relating to religion, the everyday, clothes, etc, and also displays which challenge ideas about "otherness", racism and identity. It is, overall, a very good museum;...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Really interesting and thought-provoking experience, with a different, more critical point of view than other anthropological museums I have visited. Varied exhibits and informative audio guide available in English. Would be of interest to adults and children alike.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Benny C
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I bought a ticket and then proceeded to enter the museum but was then told to go to the cloakroom. Confused I did so. I had a small handbag with me that was just big enough to fit my phone, purse, keys, diary and passport...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank NatashaS79
Reviewed 17 June 2018

This museum shows cultures from all over the world, with comments mostly about the relation of Europeans with that "far-away" world. How we got to know the other parts of the world and how we, as Europeans, thought that "all that" was primitive and how...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank maintiendrai
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Really interesting museum. My 5 year old enjoyed looking at all the interesting artefacts. The staff were great, really friendly and went out of their way to show us certain exhibits. Spent a great couple of hours having a wander.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

It is the perfect museum to visit when you have 1.5-2h. The collection is not that big but still remains a good selection of different cultures, it is quite modern and the way some things are displayed is really interesting (even fun?). For both adults...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank sjrodriguez
Reviewed 16 December 2017

The nicest part of the museum, one can see for free by just entering the building, namely the Indonesian house, which is really nice. The museum houses a collection of religious artefacts and art from different cultures and different continents. The quality of the collection...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This was not quite what I expected, as it's an ethnography museum I expected it more to be about the history of Cologne through the ages. However it's more a collection of religious artefacts from different religions. It was still interesting though

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank lynseys750
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This museum displays a nice collection of cultural items, collected from around the world. Many items go back a few centuries. I think it combines well with the Schnütgen museum in the same building.

Date of experience: July 2017
Reviewed 7 July 2017

A magic place where you walk through continents, civilisation and crafted art work. Absolute must and even nice with children.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Georgia S
25 November 2018|
Response from Vegetarian L |
It's 7 Euros.