Explore the big museums or lovely artspaces, travel costumed back to the 20s or create your own Chinese lantern. More than 40 museums, art spaces and ateliers open their doors for young and old from 7 p.m. till 2.00 a.m. One single ticket offers you the opportunity to explore, wonder and linger at more than 200 events. It also gains access to our five shuttle bus routes.
Grasping all of it in just one night, can that even be done? The Cologne Night of Museums indeed offers a lot: Enjoying world-class exhibitions at renowned museums, but also getting to know places that were previously only known to locals, visiting artists in their own studios – it’s all possible. And even more: Apart from intriguing exhibitions, you can find about 200 special events – from literature readings to live-concerts, dj-sets, theatrical and dance shows to performances – all inspired by the atmosphere and themes of the very museums involved. Also, there is no need to stick to just one part of the city: Five shuttle routes ensure a smooth change of scenery between all museums and art spaces.