The best museums in Essen in 2022

These are the top 5 best museums in Essen, Germany, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Essen:

  1. Museum Folkwang1

    Museum Folkwang

    Essen
    Museum Folkwang is an art museum in Essen with an art collection with 19th- and 20th-century art. The collection of the museum contains works of impressionism, expressionism, surrealism and other styles of modern art. In addition, Museum Folkwang holds objects of the arts and crafts, a graphic and a
  2. Red Dot Design Museum2

    Red Dot Design Museum

    Essen
    The Red Dot Design Museum is a museum in Essen where the winning products of the Red Dot Design Award are presented. The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design and communication design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen with prize categories for product design,
  3. Ruhr Museum Essen3

    Ruhr Museum Essen

    Essen
    The Ruhr Museum is a natural history and cultural history museum for the Ruhrgebiet (the Ruhr area) in Essen. In the permanent exhibition in the museum, it documents nature, culture and history of the Ruhr area and thus the development of the largest agglomeration in Europe.
  4. Domschatzkammer Essen4

    Domschatzkammer Essen

    Essen
    The Essener Domschatz is one of the most important collections of ecclesiastical art in Germany. The dom treasure goes back to the treasure of the former Essen Abbey, which after the secularization of the abbey in 1803 became the property of the associated parish. The collection is unique in that it
  5. Soul of Africa Museum5

    Soul of Africa Museum

    Essen
    The Soul of Africa Museum (SOA) is a museum of African art in Essen. The focus of the museum is on voodoo, healing and the veneration of the dead in West Africa. Owner and curator of the museum is the ethnologist, photojournalist and filmmaker Henning Christoph. The collection of the museum includes

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