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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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