Free Admission to the
Permanent Collection

The admission to the permanent collection is free. The admission-fee waiver has been made possible thanks to the support of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung.

The initiative is designed to make visiting the museum easier, especially for children, young people, and families and aims to give everyone the opportunity to drop in and visit the collection regularly.

For decades after the museum’s founding in 1922, the Krupp family and corporation fostered close ties with Museum Folkwang as patrons. The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung continues to place itself in this tradition and has supported the museum since the 1970s. The cukmination of this long-standing association with the museum occurred in 2010, with the opening of the museum’s new wing, which the Krupp-Stiftung made possible as sole sponsor. At the time of the opening, the foundation’s long-time chairperson, the late Berthold Beitz, stated: ‘In keeping with the philanthropic endeavour of Alfried Krupp, the foundation is making a gift of the museum to the people of Essen.’

The museum will only continue to charge an entrance fee for large temporary or special exhibitions. Click here further information.

© Foto: Nina Gschlößl, 2015