The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is an international exhibition centre spotlighting photography, pop and digital culture - a vivid idea factory for the whole family.

The NRW-Forum currently hosts the world’s first outdoor AR Biennale in both Ehrenhof and Hofgarten! Discover the digital sculptures of 19 international artists with your smartphone or tablet!

We are happy to welcome you to our latest exhibition Welcome to Paradise at the regular opening hours.
Time slot tickets are required for the visit and are now available in our shop.

Currently, no immunization records or testings are required for your visit, but wearing a medical mask is mandatory at the NRW Forum.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Opening hours

Closed on Mondays

Tue to Sun 11 am - 6 pm

Thu and Fr 11 am - 9 pm


NRW-Forum: 7,50 € / 5,50 € reduced

NRW-Forum + Kunstpalast: 15 € / 11 € reduced

Tickets for the NRW-Forum can only be purchased at the museum. Tickets for both museums can be purchased digitally at the online shop of Kunstpalast.

Children & Teenagers under 18 years: free admission

There are no online-tickets & time slot tickets for the NRW-Forum. The Ticket NRW-Forum + Kunstpalast can be purchased at the online shop of Kunstpalast.

Concessions for: students, trainees, BFD, people with disabilities (degree 50), DüsseldorfCard, Düsseldorf honorary card; ArtCard

Free admission: Members of Freundeskreis, Art:card Düsseldorf, Düsselpass, Refugees, Artist Card Düsseldorf, Members ICOM/AICA, Person accompanying a disabled person (Mark “B”)

In NRW-Forum the wearing of a mouth and nose protector is currently required.

Thanks to the Stadtwerke Düsseldorf, admission to the NRW-Forum is free every first Thursday of the month from 6 - 9 pm

2 for 1: Holders of an debit (EC) or credit card from Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf can add a free ticket for a second person to their own ticket on every first Saturday of the month.

Seitenansicht NRW Forum


Please note the following regarding visits to our exhibitions

Dear visitors,

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have modified operations and procedures in line with current regulations and guidelines.

We have restricted the numbers of persons present in our exhibitions and foyers, so as to enable visitors to keep a precautionary distance to others. Wearing a medical face mask is compulsory throughout our premises.

Any major changes are published without delay via our website, social media channels and other media. Please check this website once again shortly before your visit.

We look forward to your visit.

Exhibtion view of Bauhaus and photography with colorful sculptures made out of photopaper in the foreground and abstract photos in the back
Woman with VR glasses and a controller in her hand standing in front of video projections
Woman watching a abstract painting of a lying man withe pizza in his hand in black and white in the exhibtion Pizza is God
Man reaching out his hand to a robot made out of metal and wires with his hands and head looking like a human being

Guided Tours:

You can book individual guided tours via mail:

Available in German, English, Dutch and French.

For a tour inside our building all attendends need a proof of their full vaccination or their recovery from Covid-19. Otherwise a negative test not older than 48 hours is required.

How to reach us

→ All information about travelling by car, public transport and accessibility

Several craftsmen carrying a oldtimer car into the NRW Forum © NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
Gastronomie PONG im NRW Forum

PONG - pop culture & gastronomy

The PONG combines regional scene gastronomy with modern pop culture.

More information about gastronomy

Videolounge der Stiftung IMAI Inter Media Art Institute I NRW Forum Düsseldorf Foto nexd Düsseldorf

Video lounge of the imai foundation

In the imai Foundation's video lounge on the ground floor, you can immerse yourself in the history of video art from the 1970s to the present day and explore it interactively on tablets. The screening series Im Fokus also regularly presents individual artistic positions.

→ More information on the website of the imai