Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History

Münster, Germany

The Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History (LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte) houses an sprawling collection of art from the medieval to modern periods. Besides an extensive collection ranging from spätgotik painting and sculpture to the Cranachs, the museum specializes in paintings from the Der Blau Reiter and Die Brücke movements, in particular works by August Macke.


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Founded: 1908
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)

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Daniella H (2 years ago)
Flow was poor but collection was beautiful.
Hyunju Kkim (3 years ago)
Very nice Morden building and good collections and Exhibition.
Richard Shepherd (3 years ago)
Really excellent museum worth travelling to. The Turner exhibition was a real life event to see so many wonderful pictures from Turner and his contemporaries together in one place.
n pyne (3 years ago)
Fantastic museum and worth the entry price of €9. The front desk staff were welcoming and the female staff in the museum rooms were exceptionally helpful and approachable with one exception, an older man who was both rude and verbally aggressive but don’t let him stop you from going. The collections are well documented and translated into three languages, English been one of them. It is a big museum but your entry ticket means you can come and go throughout the day. Backpacks are not allowed and can be put into lockers and cost €1 that you get back. The toilets are clean and there are seats in every room so when tired you can rest and take in the items on view in your own time. There are ramps and lifts and plenty of room to navigate if you are in a wheelchair however, not many of the works on view are at wheelchair eye view. Photographs are allowed as long as you don’t use a flash. The gift shop is expensive which is a shame as I would have loved to buy small gifts to give to people at home and the postcards didn’t seem to reflect what was in the museum unless I missed a whole section. In a nutshell - this is a must see museum with the added bonus that your ticket last for the whole day so you can come and go as you please.
Henry Thomas (3 years ago)
Fantastic gallery. Been several times and it's always thoroughly enjoyable, great selection of artworks. Beautifully designed building, overall a highly recommended attraction in Münster, not to be missed if you're visiting.
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