Ceramics might not be a particularly spectacular topic for a museum perhaps. However, this material maintains its own history and was used in many cultures from Europe to Eastern Asia. And several firms in the ceramic industry, arts and organisations are working on the image and popularity of this material.
The Hetjens Museum itself is devoted to showing the background and the industrial development of ceramic in completely different cultures. Its existence is based on a collection of Laurenz Heinrich Hetjens who had stipulated in his testament that the city of Dusseldorf should be the sole heir of his assets. But there was a snag. The city was obliged to build a museum of art that was to permanently bear his name. This museum was created in 1909 and developed with the course of time into the museum for ceramics.
The themes of the Hetjens Museum are focussed on the history of ceramics. The antiquity, Africa, the European or East Asian ceramics are some examples and there are periodical changing exhibitions.
The service concludes a museum shop, a cafeteria, guided tours and courses for classes in various languages and a library. There are also events held regularly.
phone: 0211 899 4210
Hours of Opening
Tue - Sun: 11 am - 5 pm
Wed: 11 am - 9 pm
admission: 3 €
concessions: 1.50 €
family: 6 €