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If you work and live in Düsseldorf, there is a good chance that you likely haven’t actually taken the time to explore the cities local museums. As locals, many of us tend to forget how many amazing opportunities we have right outside our doorsteps. Thankfully, the city is helping give us that extra little push we needed to get out and explore!

After a budget meeting back in 2019, the city announced that 7 different local museums will be free on Sundays for all locals and visitors, in 2019. Since that budget meeting, 5 of those 7 museums continue to offer free entrance during certain times of the day/week. To top it off two of Düsseldorf’s most beloved art museums also open their doors one day a month free of charge!

Free Entrance Museums
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K20 & K21 during the KPMG-Kunsttag

The KPMG-Kunstabende (art evenings) have recently been changed to art days (Kunsttagen) and are hosted on the first Wednesday of every month between the hours of 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM. On this particular day, entrance is free for both the K20 and K21 – both phenomenal art museums worth checking out.



Stretched across 2,200 square meters, the Filmmuseum includes imagery, objects, and technical equipment in relation to the history of film. Here, you will find pieces like the “Arriflex 300”, an analog camera from 1959, and other remarkable cameras that have helped develop “film” into what it is today.

When is entrance free? Tuesday – Sunday between 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Schulstraße 4



Founded in 1938, the Theatermuseum is exactly what you think it may be, a museum showcasing the history of Düsseldorf theatre, including a puppet theatre and object theatre.

When is entrance free? All-day Sunday’s
 Jägerhofstraße 1



The Heinrich-Heine-Institut is dedicated to showcasing the work of famous poet, Heinrich Heine, who was born in Düsseldorf in 1797. The history of Heinrich Heine’s life is displayed in this museum, which includes stories and imagery of his wife, Mathilde Heine.

When is entrance free? Tuesday – Sunday between 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Address: Bilker Straße 12-14


Stadtmuseum / City Museum

If you’re interested in learning all about Düsseldorf’s history, this museum has developed quite a spectacular exhibition showcasing not only the history of the city dating back to the time of Napoleon but also offers pop-up collections featuring some of the cities newest events in history. They also offer free entrance during happy hour from Tuesday to Saturday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

When is entrance free? All-day Sunday’s and Tuesday – Saturday between 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM  
 Berger Allee 2


Hetjens – Deutsches Keramikmuseum

Hetjens is Germany’s official Ceramic Museum. While many perceive ceramics to be quite boring, museum Director, Daniela Antonin makes a point to blow your mind with unique and intricate porcelain and ceramic pieces never been seen before.

When is entrance free? All-day Sunday’s
 Schulstraße 4

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