Ratingen Museum


The Ratingen Museum houses the municipal art collection with over 700 different paintings, drawings, graphics and sculptures. 
The focus of the modern collection, which shows a strong connection to the surrounding landscape, are sculptures and various works of modern art from the post-war period to the present.

A visit to the redesigned cultural-historical permanent exhibition, which sheds light on the development and history of the city of Ratingen, is also worthwhile. The classicist old building of the museum is dedicated to the Ratinger model master Johann Peter Melchior and shows his porcelain collection in impressive size. Born in 1747 in today's Lintorf district, Melchior is one of the most important porcelain modellers between the Rococo and Enlightenment periods.

Regularly changing special exhibitions on various art topics round off the permanent exhibitions. Children discover the art and town history of Ratingen on age-appropriate tours and individual workshops.

Good to know

Opening hours

Days off: Monday

General Information

  • Bus stop available

  • Parking lots available


  • for families

  • for groups

  • for any weather

  • for school classes

  • Bad weather offer

foreign languages


Other equipment/furnishings

  • toilet facility


Barrier-free accessible for people with walking disabilities or wheelchairs

Hygiene and infection control measures

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

Arrival & Parking

Arrival by bus and train

From Düsseldorf main station and Essen main station with the S-Bahn S6 to Ratingen Ost (Ostbahnhof), from there with the bus line 015 to Werdener Straße, bus stop "Friedhofstraße". The bus stop is within sight of 200 meters from the museum.

Take the U72 tram from Düsseldorf to the Weststrasse stop, from there turn left into Grabenstrasse via Düsseldorfer Strasse. Running time: 10 minutes.
Together with the media center, the museum has its own parking garage.
Opening times: Mon - Fri: 7.00 a.m. - 23.00 p.m., Sat.: 7.00 a.m. - midnight, Sun/holidays: 24.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m
Fees: 1st hour free of charge, 2nd hour EUR 1,40, each additional 1/2 hour EUR 0,70
There are free parking spaces at the indoor pool/Hauser Ring, walking time from there to the museum: 7 minutes

Price information

Price adult: 3€
Reduced price: €1,50
Free admission:
Children up to 6 years of age, members of the German and international museum associations, members of the Association of German Art Historians eV and members of the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Museum eV and the Toy and Doll Association Ratingen eV
Information on reduced prices: pupils, students, trainees, recipients of services
according to SGB II or XII, holder of the volunteer card



Ratingen Museum

Peter-Brüning-Platz 1 (entrance Grabenstraße 21)
40878 Ratingen

0049 2102 550 418 1


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