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Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum

Caecilienstr. 29-33, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 22131301
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Interesting collection

This was not quite what I expected, as it's an ethnography museum I expected it more to be about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynsey S
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World's cultures

This museum displays a nice collection of cultural items, collected from around the world. Many... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
RHAHJ
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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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 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and the first Thursday of the month until 10 p.m.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Caecilienstr. 29-33, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 221 22131301
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Lynsey S
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.

Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 7 July 2017

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

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

It's one of the highlights of Cologne along with the Roman Museum. The collection of artifacts is deeply diversed somehow analogical to the Tropen Museum in Amsterdam but definitely will stay with you for years in your memory. Sightseeing is not enough, to get better...More

Thank Timbuktu17xx
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting collection of artifacts showing different cultures and histories of people around the world collected by two Victorian collectors. Good use of interactive media, all in good working order, a well maintained museum and nearly everything in English and German. Audio Guide also English...More

Thank richardmboulter
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A surprisingly interesting collection of artifacts from all over the world with good English information. Modern building with elevator, spacious rooms, well thought out displays. This museum is an unexpected delight!

Thank AshleySFCA
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautiful Ethnographic Museum in the heart of Cologne. Very interactive, absolutely interesting and captivating. Thumbs up for this interesting museum which is perfect for children as well as grown-ups.

1  Thank Deinos1
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A fine museum which is almost a work of art itself in its presentation. It truly broadens the mind (if the language and focus a little too overly PC) and is filled with a wonderfully varied collection of items and, I presume due to Germany's...More

1  Thank DollyBirdScotland
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This museum was very old-school in its content (with a huge collection of objects collected by ethnographers from various cultures), but raises the bar in its innovative and interactive display of these objects and its acknowledgement of western cultural bias and racism in the history...More

1  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Note: We were confused that this museum is linked with the Cacilienkircke museum (and one ticket can cover both), but outside the building is called Museum Schutgen. The ehtnological museum is s brilliant idea, but to begin with it is not user friendly, especially if...More

2  Thank wyntyll
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