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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
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Extensive collection

Covers both older and more contemporary design objects. Helpful timeline throughout museum and most interesting part is last 50 or 60 years. Furniture, radios, cameras... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Covers both older and more contemporary design objects. Helpful timeline throughout museum and most interesting part is last 50 or 60 years. Furniture, radios, cameras, televisions, telephones and other pieces offer a fascinating coverage of design concepts.

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Nis, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I went there because I had the museum card and some time to spend... otherwise I would not go to such museum, but I was not disappointed. There is a section ( don't know if it is always there or was a temporary exhibition) about 20 century art/design for everyday use.I really enjoyed that part! Like a time machine.It is... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I really enjoyed seeing this museum. On the ground floor there were samples of beautiful furniture that have remained as classics, such as the Marcel Breuer chair, and Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair. In the upper floor I enjoyed seeing the art glass, the porcelain and the Art Nouveau piano. The Art Deco furniture was also beautiful.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This museum has a broad collection of applied art from long time ago to recent times. There is both German and English explanations with the items on display. If you have been to other applied art museums then the recent items will not be surprising to you.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I'm very interested in modern architecture and this place offered me nothing but a reason to leave. I bought the ticket to see systems and the permanent exhibitions and I really wish I didn't. The permanent exhibit was okay, it wasn't amazing, a couple of decent artefacts and a few very well decorated wooden wardrobes. Also there were barely any... More 

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Rotterdam
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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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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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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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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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