Willkommen im Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst Unna

  • Jan van Munster | Ich [im Dialog] | 2005
  • Olafur Eliasson | Der reflektierende Korridor. Entwurf zum Stoppen des freien Falls | 2002
  • Rebecca Horn | Lotusschatten 2006 | 2006
  • James Turrell | Floater 99 | 1999 - 2001


The museum is visited by participating in our public guided tours, which cover different areas and topics. Here you find all information, as well as the possibility to book tickets.

Alternatively, we offer the option to visit the museum without a guided tour during our open visit.

If you would like an exclusive guided tour for you and your guests, you can book a private tour on your preferred date.

Team Young Museum | © Centre For International Lightart Unna

Team Young Museum

The Team Young Museum offers a varied and flexible programme for children, youngsters, schools and families. Our KILIKUZ holiday programmes and regular family tours offer you the opportunity to visit the museum especially fit for the young ones. Children's birthday parties round off our museum educational programme.

We have a wide selection of educational programmes for kindergarten and schools, in which subject and structure can be adapted to the needs of each group. One of our main concerns is to introduce children to the widest possible range of art.

Our cooperations with Kulturrucksack NRW or the educational partnership with the Unna-Massen Sonnenschule are therefore an important part of our annual planning.

How to find the museum

By car: when using navigation devices, please enter as address: “Massenerstraße 31”. Many devices still do not recognize Lindenplatz 1. When in Unna, follow the information signs to either “Lindenbrauerei” or the “Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst”.

By bus: from the busstop at Central Station you can take bus-lines C 40 or C 42 to the “Lindenbrauerei”.

By train: from the railway station continue your journey by bus or on foot (approx. 15 min) along Bahnhofstraße (pedestrian zone) until you reach Marktplatz, where you turn right into Massener Straße, which you follow straight on until you see the Linden Brewery Unna on the right hand side. The Centre for International Light Art is located in this building.

Parking: We recommend the parking lot “Massener Straße”. Further parking options: "City-Parken in Unna" (in German only).

View on the entrance-stairway | © Centre For International Lightart Unna

Accessibility of the Museum

Unfortunately the museum is not completely accessible and barrier free for disabled people. Guest that make use of a wheelchair can use the lift. The floor in the museum however is quite uneven. Some installations will not be accessible for disabled visitors. This applies to:

Christina Kubisch , Francois Morellet, Rebecca Horn, Christian Boltanski, James Turrell’s "Floater 99" and "Skyspace" "Third Breath".

Please also note that Olafur Eliasson’s installation makes use of stroboscopic lights, which can have an impact on guests suffering from epilepsy.

During our guided tours we do our utmost best and will take into consideration any special requirements. Nevertheless we would appreciate it if you inform us in advance, so we can, for instance, take care of special accompaniment, in order to make the experience unforgettable to all guests.

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For photographers, we offer the options of taking part in a public photo tour or booking a private photo tour.

During public tours, photos may only be taken with a smartphone.

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Audioguide for your smartphone

Use our app as a digital audio guide for your museum visit. The app provides you with relevant information on all the works of art that you will see during your visit. Please use the headphones of your own smartphone.

The app can be downloaded for free from Germany and The Netherlands and runs in any smartphone with Android 6 and above or iOS 10 and above:

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Main entrance of the museum at Lindenplatz 1 in Unna | © Centre For International Lightart Unna

Around the Museum

The Centre for International Light Art is situated right at the start of Unna’s pedestrian area, where you can find many shops and eateries.

Lindenplatz 1
59423 Unna
Phone: +49 2303 1034567
Mon-Fri from 10h to 14h CET