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Fabulous architecture

The architecture of the museum is what attracted us. Unfortunately, when we visited, there was only... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
The Place to Go

When in Herford, this is the place to visit. Great architecture, always good exhibitions and close... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Philippe I
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9 Oct 2018
“Fabulous architecture”
2 May 2018
“The Place to Go”
Marta Herford sets standards. With its innovative and future-oriented approach it is a place where knowledge, thinking and creativity are combined with sheer joie de vivre. This is where questions about the present meet the ideas of tomorrow. Marta...more
Goebenstr. 2-10, 32052 Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 5221 9944300
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The architecture of the museum is what attracted us. Unfortunately, when we visited, there was only one exhibition and new exhibitions were in preparation. The one exhibition was not to our taste. However, a stay in Herford and visit to MARTa and its café Kupferbar...More

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Marta_Herford, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at MARTa Herford, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind valuation. We are sorry you have had only the opportunity to see one exhibition. Hopefully you will come back to see the other one :-) Kind regards from Marta Herford!

Reviewed 2 May 2018

When in Herford, this is the place to visit. Great architecture, always good exhibitions and close to the train station, just a 5min foot walk.

Thank Philippe I
Marta_Herford, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at MARTa Herford, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for your review and visit! Kind regards from Herford

Reviewed 23 August 2016

It seems that somebody asked Gehry to add his name to this museum in order to assure attention. The building is worth talking about, but because he did it, not necessarily because there is anything else going on inside it. And nothing going on inside...More

Thank Susan F
Marta_Herford, wissenschaftliche Volontärin Digitale Kommunikation at MARTa Herford, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Dear Ms. F., we felt very sorry about your notion that our exhibitions haven't anything to do with the architecture, because every exhibition in the Gehry-galleries is influenced by the architecture. Right now we've opened a new exhibition, where eight artists created a brand new...More

Reviewed 26 April 2015

Strangely compelling place in provincial German town. The building is beautiful. Every time we have been a new and very compelling art exhibition. All beautifully set out. Beware if you are visiting soon - renovation of cafe running late and there is nowhere nearby especially...More

Thank Almuth M
M_Veen, Social Media Manager at MARTa Herford, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2015

Dear customer We're happy that you enjoyed your visit at Marta Herford. Our restaurant will open again tomorrow at 29 April. We're proud to present a whole new restaurant concept including evening receptions. Make sure to try it at your next visit, we would love...More

Reviewed 17 October 2014

perfect spot for lunch, open all day!! Inside a new exhibit was going up but the staff permitted us to enter so we could see the wonderful spaces.

Thank jardinage45
Reviewed 13 October 2014

The building really starts on the street, with text on the ground and a shiny metal sphere on the roundabout, which make it easy to find by car or by train (5 min walk from the main station, left). The building itself curves and shines...More

1  Thank Bonglabongla
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The first thing you notice is the Gehry building - it's very out of place in the Bahnhof/Kleinbahnhof neighborhood. We went to see the Kunst/Soundmaschine exhibit recently, and it was fascinating. As a previous reviewer said, there are no permanent exhibits, but the temporary ones...More

3  Thank laurenkkay
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Having recently moved to Herford, we visited this museum. We had heard great things about it and were looking forward to visiting. We visited on a Sunday with our 2 children (aged 4 and 7). The outside of the actual building is quite pretty but...More

1  Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 4 September 2012

The most interesting part about this building is the architecture. Very elegant and at the same time playful and serene. From the outside as well from the inside it contains a lot of nice surprises and gives you something to explore and to be amazed....More

2  Thank Florian254
Reviewed 23 August 2012

I am an artist and love to visit Galleries and art museums. MARTa is exceptional and original, keep on putting on those shows, they are great.

2  Thank smithr668
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