The foundations for the museum were laid by Main Attractions 28 the collector Ferdinand Franz Wallraf. The first museum building was constructed in the mid-19th century by the Cologne merchant Johann Heinrich Richartz.
Bad Weather Offer
Suitable for any weather
Suitable for the Elderly
Suitable for Pushchair
for Children of the age of 6-10
for Children of the age of 10 upwards
By train, S-Bahn (from the airport): "Hauptbahnhof" (5-10 minutes walk)
Underground: "Dom/Hauptbahnhof" (5-10 minutes walk),
Tram / Bus: "Heumarkt"
Am Dom / An Farina / Groß St-Martin
Combined ticket Permanent collection and special exhibition: 15 €, reduced 11 €
Severely disabled persons pay 50% of the regular admission price since January 1, 2020. An accompanying person is admitted free of charge if the letter B is noted on the disabled person's ID. The disabled person's ID card must be presented at the museum ticket office in order to receive the reduced admission fee.
Free admission to the Permanent Collection is granted to:
Children and young people up to 18 years of age,
all students of art history and art technology/restoration (with valid proof of study).