At the Museum Abteiberg, children have many opportunities to discover art, the special architecture and the sculpture garden. When the museum was planned, a painting class was designed centrally in the museum in order to understand art processes through own practical experimentation. Since then, the open studio on the garden level has served as a popular creative laboratory for children, young people as well as school classes.

Art education at Museum Abteiberg follows a dialogue-based, action-oriented approach that invites children to experience the museum through play. They are accompanied with great commitment by the education team.


We are interested in your thoughts, ideas and questions about art. What touches and inspires you? What appeals to you and what would you like to learn more about? Would you like to be creative yourself and put your ideas into practice? Do you know about the painting class in the museum? You can use it as a creative laboratory and experiment artistically in a practical way.

At Museum Abteiberg you have the opportunity to discover contemporary art, the extraordinary architecture of the building and the sculpture garden.


The Museum Abteiberg holds one of the most important collections of art since 1960 as well as a smaller collection of Expressionism and the modern avant-gardes. In addition to changing presentations of the collection, the museum realises exhibitions of international contemporary art.

The education department offers guided tours, talks, programmes on the special exhibitions as well as practical artistic workshops.

Museum & School

Museum & School addresses all types of schools and grades with guided tours on selected topics of the collection, on current special exhibitions, workshops to deepen individual topics up to project days and school cooperations.