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The Hetjens-Museum

Kuppel
Cupola
faience with underglaze painting
Pakistan, Multan, about 1680

The Hetjens Museum was opened in 1909 as a municipal museum on the basis of the legacy of Laurenz Heinrich Hetjens (1830-1906). Hetjens, an industrialist and art collector, donated to the city, amongst others, a considerable collection of Rhenish stoneware, which formed the foundation of the present museum. Over the years, the collection was expanded through donations and selective purchases to present 8000 years of ceramics history. A unique museum developed, uniting under one roof ceramic products from across all continents. From early Anatolian vessels from the time around 6000 B.C., to antique vases, Italian majolica, picture tiles, East Asian porcelain and contemporary ceramics, the permanent collection presents a wide range of ceramics. Apart from utilitarian objects, there are unique pieces of accomplished craftsmanship with extravagant decorations, and three-dimensional works.
The departments are divided by regions of origin and types of ceramic: early periods and antiquity, Africa, Pre-Colombia, earthenware and stoneware from Europe, Islam, European faiences, East Asia, porcelain from European manufactures, 20th century ceramics. The largest object is a cupola from Multan (today Pakistan). The total present inventory comprises over 20.000 pieces. A large part of the collection is accessible to the public on the 8.500 sqm exhibition surface.
Changing special exhibitions on different themes complete the permanent exhibition and are mostly accompanied by catalogues. In addition, there are guided tours and lectures. A workshop provides those interested with the opportunity of working actively with clay.



Hetjens-Museum Düsseldorf
Deutsches Keramikmuseum

Schulstraße 4
40213 Düsseldorf
Tel 0211.89-94210
Fax 0211.89-29166
hetjensmuseum
@duesseldorf.de



Open
Tuesday til Sunday
11 a.m. – 17 p.m.
Wednesday
11 a.m. – 21 p.m.

Closed:
Carneval, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year

Admission
Admission 4,00 Euro
reduced 2,00 Euro
Fees for special exhibitions:
5,00 Euro reduced 2,50 Euro
families 8,00 Euro



Public transport Station: Heinrich-Heine-Allee
Tram 703, 706, 712, 713, 715
Subway U70, U74, U75, U76, U77, U78, U79
Bus 780, 782, 785, 805, 809, 817, NE7
Station: Maxplatz (Maxkirche)
Bus 726



Parking
P1 Altstadt/Rheinufer, Accessible only via Rheinufertunnel
P2 Carlsplatz
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