Heinrich Wimmer Carnival Museum



Under the motto "Come, see, marvel!", the Heinrich Wimmer Carnival Museum in Hilden invites young and old to visit - this is how the Rhenish winter customs are to be maintained for posterity.

On an area of ​​around 100m², fans of the fifth season can expect an extensive collection of unique exhibits, which arose from Heinrich Wimmer's passion for collecting and which has even been entered in the Guinness Book of Records several times. Whether old or new, historical or current - here visitors will find a wide variety of costumes and objects from past and present times among around 40.000 carnival items. In addition to the temporary exhibition, there are also many showcases with special orders from the carnival societies belonging to the district.

Good to know

Opening hours

Closing days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, all public holidays closed

General Information

  • Parking lots available


  • Bad weather offer

  • for any weather

  • for groups

foreign languages


Other equipment/furnishings

  • toilet facility

Payment options

Eintritt frei


barrier-free accessible for people with walking disabilities or wheelchairs, barrier-free toilets and parking spaces available

Hygiene and infection control measures

The current hygiene and infection protection measures of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia apply.

Arrival & Parking

Coming from the north/south on the A59, take exit 22-Düsseldorf-Benrath, continue east on Am Schönenkamp. Continue on Huelsenstraße, turn right onto Niedenstraße, turn left onto Düsseldorfer Straße and turn right onto Grabenstraße. The Heinrich Wimmer Carnival Museum and parking facilities are on the left.



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