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Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst)

An der Rechtsschule, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
49 221 221 23860
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Ranked #32 of 85 Attractions in Cologne
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: See the fine work of craftspeople from across Europe. Art by goldsmiths and textile designers, graphic designers, photographers and furniture makers... more » Owner description: See the fine work of craftspeople from across Europe. Art by goldsmiths and textile designers, graphic designers, photographers and furniture makers is all featured here. Every first Sunday of the month, the museum opens its doors for art and breakfast, from 10 a.m. Generally open Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., first Thursday of the month until 10 p.m. « less
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Worcester, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Easily beats London's Design Museum. The museum takes you through a tour of design through the ages. The pieces on display have been chosen really well. The staff are really knowledgeable and welcoming. Highly recommended for all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This amazing museum takes you trough time like a real "Time machine". It is well organized and the exhibition goes so smoothly from the Medieval art to Post modernism, that you finally will understand and make order in your knowledge about Art of Northern Europe. It was a great experience for me and I never felt bored or anxious to... More

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Austin, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Very impressed. It displays the things people used ( often the very rich) and covers about the last 800 years. The craftsmanship from the middle of the last century is mind blowing, especially the glass. And the silver. And the furniture. And the displays come right up to the present. We truly loved this museum. No crowds, extremely well done,... More

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Antwerpen, België
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32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I went to the museum and went to a temporary exebition about jewels as well as a design expostion. I really liked them both a lot . Personal was really helpful and friendly. There is also a nice little bar where you can drink a coffe afterwards . Definitely going there again to see the whole museum next time if... More

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We visited the permanent exhibition of the museum for applied arts and we liked it! You can see a wide range of art crafts from all over the world, from medieval times to today, from furniture, to cutlery and jewelry. I normally don't enjoy this kind of exhibitions, but this one was different. You can really follow historically the development... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The museum displays an impressive range of mediaeval, renaissance, baroque and classical art objects (furniture, glass, gems, etc.). The ground level holds a nice collection of 20th-century design objects with about any archetypical milestone, such as the red-blue chair by Rietveld and the seats by Mies van der Rohe. Also many industrial-design objects, such as vacuum cleaners and radios as... More

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Everywhere in the museums there is a lecturer teaching a big group of eager listeners. (The germans seem real culture vultures) That is irritating after a few museums. But we decided to go on and it was, again, very worthwile.Beautiful objects, both modern as well as very ancient ones.

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Laren
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33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

a collection of design from long ago till now, where do you find this? really well preserved furniture, glaas, cutlery and so on and the famous designers of our time. and you can find this all in this building. really recommended.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

First off, I am really surprised that this is not rated as a "Top 10 Attraction" in Cologne. This is a great, mid-sized museum that can easily fill half of a day, and I believe it rivals the other major art museums in the city. I have never been to a museum that focuses on how design influences products and... More

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Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Our expectations were fairly low going into this museum but I was surprised at how interesting the exhibits were. Beautiful ceramics, furniture, household objects etc., by European craftsmen were all presented in the order in which they were made and in style. The photos and accompanying descriptions of each decade and year, and the major events happening in those years,... More

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