Practical Information

photo: Sebastian Drüen

Cloakrooms and lockers

Cloakrooms, lockers, and sanitary facilities are found in the ground-floor levels of both the K20 Grabbeplatz and the K21 Ständehaus and are handicapped accessible.

Public wireless LAN

The lobbies and the restaurants of our museums K20 Grabbeplatz and K21 Ständehaus as well as the Werner Schmalenbach library and the Trinkaus Auditorium are equipped with wireless LAN.

Our visitors may use the public LAN for free.
Please connect your mobile devices with the LAN "K20 public" and "K21 public".

Other Tips

Taking Pictures

We point out that photography is not permittet in temporary exhibitions.

Photography is permitted in rooms of the collection but with prior photo permission and for private use only. Photo permissions are handed out at the museum's cash desk.

Any commercial use requires a written permission of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.


Pencils and sketch pads in DIN A3 format may be brought into the exhibition galleries.


We request that visitors avoid using their telephones in the galleries. We appreciate your understanding.


Museum's Shuttle

Mercedes-Benz – En Route for Art

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen offers a convenient bus-shuttle Art Transfer connection by Mercedes-Benz between the K20 Grabbeplatz and K21 Ständehausand back again. The bus departs at 20 minute intervals during opening hours. The shuttle bus stops are found in front of each museum entrance.