Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne

(4.2/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
A rice barn from Indonesia greets you in the foyer of Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, but that's just the beginning of your journey into the cultures of other lands. People in Their Worlds is the permanent exhibit that draws you in through displays with scrolling touch screens, introducing you to artifacts in your native language. The ethnographic displays approach world cultures from two standpoints: experiencing the world and shaping it. This dynamic exhibit is accompanied by temporary displays that highlight the lives of people in one region or culture. To visit Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum on your holiday in Cologne, and find out what else Cologne has to offer, use our Cologne itinerary builder.
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  • A surprisingly interesting collection of artifacts from all over the world with good English information. Modern building with elevator, spacious rooms, well thought out displays. This museum is an un...  more »
  • Good representations in an otherwise racially prepared museum open bringing the genocide perpetrated by the Germans, nor the racist opinions of the namesake to the language. a Pavilion about prejudice serves as a fig leaf that poorly can hide the nostalgia for the colonial era. A few parts of the exhibition are scientifically shown, otherwise the visitor is put into the salons of Wilhelmine Germany.
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  • Interesting exhibitions, didactically well presented and very informative thus - almost surprisingly positive – highly recommended.
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  • Tolle Architektur, gute Sammlung.
  • Very very very cool Museum! All advise, like 3:00 for 3 exhibitions, would know the language went further))) very clean, all tell and help. Entrance to the Museum is 3:15. All interactive, communal framed. One pleasure of visiting 👍
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  • Great Ethnological Museum. Exciting teaching built up. Suitable also for children.
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  • A great collection of art treasures and objects collected by Wilhelm Joest in the 2nd half of the 19th century all over the world. This includes a variety of photos. The admission is not cheap but adequate for the great collection. But more often, you must come else kills one of the abundance of exhibits. The Museum is not suitable for children. There are a few stalls for children, for which at least can read. Also, these stands are to occasionally.
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  • in my opinion suitable also for younger visitors
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