I visited here the same day I saw the adjacent-attached Ethnographic museum, the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum. They have separate admissions, but there's a combined ticket too. I used my two-day Cologne Museum Card for both.
This is a combination of modern galleries and an old church re-fitted as a chock-full museum. It's mostly sculptures, stained glass, and ecclesiastical treasures. The quality is high. I was alone with the guards for most of my weekday visit! Cologne was very important in the Middle Ages, and that's reflected in this collection. There are not many paintings or tapestries. Lighting is good, but there are quite a few stairs. Rest rooms and the cafe are in the lobby shared by both museums.
If you don't have time for both, I have to come down in favor of the Cologne Cathedral (Dom) Treasury. But I enjoyed my quiet visit here very much.
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