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.


    March, 7: Kunst - In Shape

    Museum live erleben mit der SWK AG und der Sparkasse Krefeld

    Unter dem Motto KunstImPuls − Museum live erleben bieten die Kunstmuseen Krefeld jeden 1. Donnerstag im Monat ein vielfältiges Programm mit Musik, Führungen, Performances, Workshops und vielem mehr – und das bei freiem Eintritt!

    Studio 2 / DesignLab

    For the exhibition "The Great Seduction. Karl Ernst Osthaus and the beginnings of consumer culture", Studio 2/CreativeLab will be transformed into the Osthaus DesignLab: a digital-hybrid graphic design workshop.


    The MuseumsUni Krefeld offers exciting, student-friendly lectures by professors from the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences.


    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!