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Stadtmuseum Bonn

The Stadtmuseum Bonn was founded in 1998. The mission of this museum is to portray the urban history of Bonn and to present and maintain it's large inventory. In the last couple of years the Stadtmuseum was able to achieve nationwide a good reputation with special exhibitions in the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Haus.

The exhibition is open from Thursday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Due to a general inventory of its approximately 1,700 objects and the introduction of new inventory software, the Stadtmuseum Bonn is currently only open for special events and guided tours. Of course, guided tours and events for children can still be booked.

New "studio_bnx"

The Stadtmuseum Bonn has opened the new "studio_bnx" at Franziskanerstraße 3, in the immediate vicinity of the permanent exhibition. There, the Stadtmuseum enters into a dialog with the city's population and offers citizens the opportunity to actively participate in projects concerning the new conception and the history of Bonn.

The studio_bnx can be visited from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., barrier-free.

Due to the fact that the history of establishment was quite changeful, the Stadtmuseum (located at Franziskanerstraße) is now carrying a very heterogeneous stock. It is specially abounded in the rich inventory ranging from the 18th until the 20th century.

Since 1989 the Stadtmuseum Bonn is supported by trusts, legacies, donations and benefits. For further information and general enquiries please contact us via mail at  stadtmuseumbonnde or call us on +49 228 772094.

Guided tours / lectures

A team of voluntarily working staff members is regularly giving guided tours through the permanent exhibition and the special exhibitions in Franziskanerstraße and at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Haus.

Access to the permanent exhibition of the Bonn City Museum at Franziskanerstrasse 9 is currently only possible on Sundays via the rear parking lot.

The city museum is closed from December 24th, 2023 to January 2nd, 2024.
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  • Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Bundesstadt Bonn/Stadtmuseum
  • Giacomo Zucca/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn