Münster has dozens of museums that will help you to get the most out of your time here. Whether you want to learn more about art, history or a more obscure subject matter, Münster offers somewhere for you to entertain your desires.
The Museum of Lacquer Art
The Museum of Lacquer Art (Windthorststraße 26), also known by its German name of Museum für Lackkunst, is a unique Münster museum experience. Here you will find superb samples of lacquer artwork from all across the globe, from Southeast Asia to the Middle East and of course, Europe. Over 1,000 lacquer artifacts spanning the course of 2,000 years of history are on display here.
Stadtmuseum Münster (Münster City Museum)
The Stadtmuseum (Salzstraße 28) is the official municipal museum of Münster. Anything you ever wanted to know about the city’s history is what you can learn about here.
The museum is organized into thirty three thematic areas, many of which feature detailed models of Münster from various stages of its history. To truly understand what makes Münster tick, you should pay a visit to this museum.
Mühlenhof Open-Air Museum
This Münster museum is located along the shore of the Aasee lake. The Mühlenhof (Theo-Breider-Weg 1) showcases an outdoor area of close to thirty historic half-timbered buildings. Most were constructed between the 17th and 19th centuries.
Of course, the crown jewel of this area is the traditional windmill. Don’t miss your chance for a fun photo op in front of it as you explore the rest of the grounds.
Pablo Picasso Museum of Graphic Art
The Pablo Picasso Museum of Graphic Art (Picassoplatz 1) is the first gallery in Germany dedicated to this legendary artist. His museum features over a hundred of the artist’s etchings, along with more than 700 lithographs. Any fans of the great Picasso will want to pay a visit to this informative and entertaining Münster museum.
Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster (Münster Exhibition Hall for Contemporary Art)
The Münster Exhibition Hall for Contemporary Art (Hafenweg 28) features over 1,000 square meters of exhibition space filled with fine modern art. There are at least five exhibits per year, as well as meet and greets with the artists, discussion groups and workshops.