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.


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


    From now on: K+ by Flavia

    Flavia Latina is the new tenant of the K+ Café in the KWM!You are cordially invited to take a seat and enjoy the new culinary offerings in the special ambience created by designer Robert Stadler. We look forward to your visit!

    Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 10 am-6 pm

    Aug 1: Artist Talk with Tobias Rehberger

    As part of the KunstImPuls on August 1, artist Tobias Rehberger will be a guest and talk to director and curator Katia Baudin about his art and his work Seascapes exhibited on the terrace of Haus Esters. Admission is free!

    Aug, 1: KunstImPuls- The French Connection

    *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!

    Exhibition film online: Museum Without Borders

    Take a look now! The exhibition film for Museum Without Borders. Art–Design / Dunkerque–Krefeld is now online on the website and on YouTube. Click here to go straight to the video!

    You can visit the exhibition in Haus Lange and Haus Esters until September 8.


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  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!