Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

    The foundation for the Kunstmuseen Krefeld was laid with the opening of the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum (KWM) in 1897.

    Haus Lange Haus Esters

    The two villas Haus Lange and Haus Esters were built in 1927/28 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Haus Lange has been part of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld since 1955 and Haus Esters since 1981. Since then they have been a venue for the presentation of contemporary art and design.


    From Art Nouveau to ZERO, from Claude Monet to Gerhard Richter - the collection of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld today comprises around 24,000 works of fine and applied art from the late Middle Ages to the present.


Note: The 1st floor of the KWM is currently closed for maintenance!


The Joseph Beuys rooms at the KWM are currently closed due to conservation. Thank you for your understanding!


    Jun, 6: KunstImPuls- Considering the Neighbrhood

    *Experience the museum live with SWK AG and Sparkasse Krefeld

    Every first Thursday of the month, the Kunstmuseen Krefeld offer a varied program of music, guided tours, performances, workshops and much more from 5 pm to 9 pm - and admission is free!

    Mach Dein Ding! im Studio 2/KreativLabor

    Am Ende des zweiten Projektjahres von Mach Dein Ding präsentieren die Kinder und Jugendlichen ihre Workshop-Ergebnisse in einer eigenen Ausstellung im Studio 2/KreativLabor im KWM. Laufzeit der Ausstellung: 25. Mai bis 30. Juni 2024

    Arte competition: Take part and win!

    With our media partner Arte, you have the chance to win two tickets for free admission to all three houses of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld (Haus Lange, Haus Esters & Kaiser Wilhelm Museum)!

    [Click here for the lottery] (https://my.arte.tv/index.php?lang=de&page=eventsFavorite&id=2872

    Jetzt bewerben für dein FSJ Kultur!

    Du hast die Schule abgeschlossen und bist auf der Suche nach einer sinnvollen Aufgabe? Dann bewirb dich jetzt für dein FSJ Kultur bei den Kunstmuseen Krefeld!

    Hier geht's zur Stellenausschreibung


    You are cordially invited to take a seat in the K+ Café and open space in the KWM, designed by internationally renowned designer Robert Stadler.


museum shop

  1. become a friend

    Experiencing and promoting art. This has been the aim of the Friends of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld since 1983.
    The Friends support the museums with new acquisitions and numerous projects. Get involved!