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Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum

Caecilienstr. 29-33, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 22131301
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no bags or valuables allowed in the museum

I bought a ticket and then proceeded to enter the museum but was then told to go to the cloakroom... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Natasha S
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Westminster, null, United Kingdom
Global and rightly so

This museum shows cultures from all over the world, with comments mostly about the relation of... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
maintiendrai
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Chittagong City, Bangladesh
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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 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and the first Thursday of the month until 10 p.m.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Caecilienstr. 29-33, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 221 22131301
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Natasha S
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Reviewed 17 June 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

Thank maintiendrai
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Reviewed 1 April 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.

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Reviewed 6 January 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

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Reviewed 17 December 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

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This was not quite what I expected, as it's an ethnography museum I expected it more to be about the history of Cologne through the ages. However it's more a collection of religious artefacts from different religions. It was still interesting though

Thank Lynsey S
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This museum displays a nice collection of cultural items, collected from around the world. Many items go back a few centuries. I think it combines well with the Schnütgen museum in the same building.

Thank RHAHJ
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

A magic place where you walk through continents, civilisation and crafted art work. Absolute must and even nice with children.

1  Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

It's one of the highlights of Cologne along with the Roman Museum. The collection of artifacts is deeply diversed somehow analogical to the Tropen Museum in Amsterdam but definitely will stay with you for years in your memory. Sightseeing is not enough, to get better...More

1  Thank Timbuktu17xx
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting collection of artifacts showing different cultures and histories of people around the world collected by two Victorian collectors. Good use of interactive media, all in good working order, a well maintained museum and nearly everything in English and German. Audio Guide also English...More

1  Thank richardmboulter
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