Dusseldorf Museums

(Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

Picture of the Heinrich Heine InstituteDusseldorf boasts an impressive array of museums, which are suitable for adults and children alike. There is an aquarium in the city of Dusseldorf, a memorial to the victims of Nazi persecution, and a tribute to Heinrich Heine - author of Seven Years in Tibet.

Also popular is Dusseldorf's fascinating Theatre Museum (Theatermuseum), which documents the timeline of German theatre from as far back as the 17th century. The city's top museums are displayed here.

Heinrich Heine Institute

Address: Sassilker Strasse 12-14, Dusseldorf, D-40213, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0211 899 5571
Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) is one of Germany's best and most famous writers. This museum is a tribute to his life, with exhibits of his work documenting the significant contribution he made to German literature. Dusseldorf's Heinrich Heine Institute is also home to a library which is often used for literary research, as well as being home to the manuscripts department of the regional libraries. A weekly forum is held here where people discuss literature and culture in general.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Photo of the Lobbecke Museum und Aquazoo

Löbbecke Museum und Aquazoo

Address: Kaiserswerther Strasse 380, Dusseldorf, D-40474, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0211 899 6150
The Löbbecke Museum und Aquazoo is more of a tourist attraction than an actual Dusseldorf museum as such. This fascinating aquarium is home to over 500 kinds of fish, as well as a multitude of reptiles and insects. There are almost 100 aquariums in total, together a greenhouse containing tropical plants, a display on evolution and an insect house. Kids and adults alike will be impressed with the offerings found here.
Open hours: daily -10:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge

Mahn und Gedenkstätte

Address: Muhlenstrasse 29, Altstadt, Dusseldorf, D-40213, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0211 899 6205
This museum is dedicated to the Jews, communists and gypsies, who were killed in the city of Dusseldorf during Nazi reign. The Mahn und Gedenkstätte museum was founded in the late 1980s and was transformed from an unused prison into this poignant memorial. There are a number of temporary exhibitions on Nazi persecution as well as a permanent display called Persecution and Resistance in Düsseldorf, 1933-45.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00; Saturday - 13:00 to 17:00.
Admission: charge

Theatermuseum (Theatre Museum)

Address: Hofgärtnerhaus, Jägerhofstrasse 1, Pempelfort, Dusseldorf, D-40479, Germany, DE
The Theatre Museum offers visitors an insight into the history of the German stage, which dates back over 400 years. There are changing exhibits, which focus on individual singers, actors and directors, as well as displays on costumes, design and technology. The main and permanent exhibit is the Dumont Lindemann Archive which is named after the founder of Dusseldorf theatre.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge