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

Please note:

As a result of the new protective measures to contain the corona pandemic, the NRW-Forum is temporarily closed.

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Please note the following regarding visits to the NRW-Forum’s exhibitions

Dear visitors,

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

On principle, all NRW-Forum exhibitions are open.

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

The museum café is currently open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 12 noon to 5.30 p.m. Face coverings may be removed while seated.

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.

Visitors who are unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons are kindly requested to contact our visitor office.

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

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
Thursday & Friday 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 in online shop of the 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 in the online shop of the Kunstpalast.

Concessions for: students, trainees, BFD, people with disabilities (degree 50), DüsseldorfCard, Düsseldorf honorary card; ArtCard, on presentation of an EC or credit card from Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf on every 1st Saturday of the month 50 % reduction

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.

Several persons are listening to man guiding through the exhibtion two rivers Ausstellungsansicht Two Rivers 151013

Public guided tours

The public guided tours always take place on Fridays on the following dates at 6 pm:
30.10., 27.11., 18.12.

5 € + admission

Registration required at

Guided Tours

Free guided tour every last Friday of the month at 6 pm, no registration

Guided tours for groups through one or more of the in-house exhibitions can be booked for a date of your choice.

Languages: EN/DE/FR
45-60 min
75 Euro + entrance,

max. 10 participants


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