historical museum

Hetjens-Museum (German ceramics museum)

Schulstraße 4, 40213 Düsseldorf

The exhibits from all parts of the world are up to 8,000 years old. Named after its founder Laurenz Heinrich Hetjens, a wealthy Düsseldorf ceramic collector and renowned expert in the field of Rhine stoneware, this museum is considered to be the most universal of its kind and has a long history of its own.

The collection has been open to the public since 1909, with more than 8,500 m² of exhibition space now available. Highlights of the museum, that is located next to the Film museum in the Carlstadt district, are ancient and pre-Columbian ceramics, rare stoneware vessels, Islamic ceramics, an extensive collection of valuable porcelain and an Asia department which was redesigned in 2018.

Adults (during special exhibition) 5€
Adults 4€
Familys 8€
Children and teenagers up to 21 years of age free entry

Audioguide: An audio guide for the permanent exhibition is available in German and English for a fee of 2€.(during special exhibitions)

Accessibility Information
  • Public Transport: Heinrich-Heine-Allee (650 m).
  • Toilet accessible from one side.
  • Side transfer space to right of toilet: 80 x 130 cm.
  • Minimum door width: 90 cm.
  • Next public disabled parking spaces at Carlsplatz and on Bilker Straße in front of Marionettentheater (puppet theatre).
  • Level access via rear entrance.
  • elevator in the building: 125 x 210 cm. Door width: 125 cm.
  • Guide dogs permitted.
General information Seniors friendly


Schulstraße 4
40213 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 0211 8994 210
Fax +49 0211 - 8929 166