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Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst)

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Address: An der Rechtsschule, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49 221 221 23860
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: See the fine work of craftspeople from across Europe. Art by goldsmiths...
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.
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Do not overlook this museum if you like modern art

This museum has great exhibitions, so if you are into modern architecture I would recommend considering the MAKK museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Rotterdam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This museum has great exhibitions, so if you are into modern architecture I would recommend considering the MAKK museum.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The permanent collection in MAKK consists of an admirable, timeline-based set of everyday use objects (furniture, tableware, electric and electronic devices and many more) which illustrate an evolution of material and taste. Great amusement and education.

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Worcester, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 attraction reviews
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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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73 helpful votes 73 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
101 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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47 helpful votes 47 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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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