We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Review Highlights
I always wanted to see a home from Sulawasi now I dont have to go to the far flung Island of Indonesia to see it.

Fabulous museum it is stunning the collection is vast encompassing the house from Sulawesi to North... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vivien D
Melbourne, Australia
Excellent Exhibition and modern presentation

A really good museum and very good and modern (partially interactive) presentation of information... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mainz, Germany
Read all 167 reviews
All photos (126)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“racist”(6 reviews)
“objects”(8 reviews)
A rice storage hut and and a full Javanese gamelan greet you at this unique museum that aims to unite humanity across cultures and gives visitors an opportunity to explore their own prejudices and preconceived notions. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Caecilienstr. 29-33, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 22131301
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Cologne
from $12.35
More Info
from $14.04
More Info
from $26.95
More Info
from $32.00
More Info
Reviews (167)
Filter reviews
46 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews european countries racist objects video collection anthropological topic information highlights century
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 46 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous museum it is stunning the collection is vast encompassing the house from Sulawesi to North American Indian, Inca and magnificent pieces from the Persian Empire. You can easily spent 6 plus hours in the Museum just so amazing Human ingenuity

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Vivien D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really good museum and very good and modern (partially interactive) presentation of information and exhibits. Also quite diverse in terms of topics.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lumaD
Reviewed June 4, 2019

The musuem is well laid out and the themed exhibits as well as the various highlights are really informative. A syste of arrows to guide the visitor in the right order will be helpful as well as more English translations of content of descriptions at...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RHM63
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The objects, photographs and "settings" in this museum are generously displayed over 3 levels, with a range of non-European objects relating to religion, the everyday, clothes, etc, and also displays which challenge ideas about "otherness", racism and identity. It is, overall, a very good museum;...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vegetarian L
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Really interesting and thought-provoking experience, with a different, more critical point of view than other anthropological museums I have visited. Varied exhibits and informative audio guide available in English. Would be of interest to adults and children alike.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Benny C
Reviewed July 15, 2018

I bought a ticket and then proceeded to enter the museum but was then told to go to the cloakroom. Confused I did so. I had a small handbag with me that was just big enough to fit my phone, purse, keys, diary and passport...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank NatashaS79
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This museum shows cultures from all over the world, with comments mostly about the relation of Europeans with that "far-away" world. How we got to know the other parts of the world and how we, as Europeans, thought that "all that" was primitive and how...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank maintiendrai
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Really interesting museum. My 5 year old enjoyed looking at all the interesting artefacts. The staff were great, really friendly and went out of their way to show us certain exhibits. Spent a great couple of hours having a wander.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank soozles
Reviewed January 6, 2018

It is the perfect museum to visit when you have 1.5-2h. The collection is not that big but still remains a good selection of different cultures, it is quite modern and the way some things are displayed is really interesting (even fun?). For both adults...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank sjrodriguez
Reviewed December 16, 2017

The nicest part of the museum, one can see for free by just entering the building, namely the Indonesian house, which is really nice. The museum houses a collection of religious artefacts and art from different cultures and different continents. The quality of the collection...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank KatrienS955
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 267 nearby hotels
Motel One Cologne-Neumarkt
61 reviews
.05 miles away
Hotel Altera Pars
63 reviews
.13 miles away
City Hotel Koln
53 reviews
.21 miles away
Sonata Hotel
109 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,842 nearby restaurants
Ristorante, Pizzeria PastAmore
95 reviews
.13 miles away
Puszta Hutte
145 reviews
.07 miles away
131 reviews
.13 miles away
Bun Pho Vietnamesische Kuche
78 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 624 nearby attractions
Museum Schnutgen
135 reviews
.08 miles away
Basilika St. Aposteln
120 reviews
.24 miles away
4711 Eau de Cologne / Kolnisch Wasser/ 4711-Traditionshaus
635 reviews
.25 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Georgia S
November 25, 2018|
Response from Vegetarian L |
It's 7 Euros.