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The museum can be visited by taking part in a guided tour.

Accompanied by one of our moderators, you can currently choose from the following formats:

  • Explore our exhibition RADIANT
  • Enjoy the light experience of James Turrell’s Skyspace
  • Our family guided tour
  • Join a public Photo Tour
  • If you prefer to visit the museum at your own pace in an unguided tour, you can book a timeslot for our so-called Open visit
  • Combine a visit to us and Haus Opherdicke on the same day

Payment methods, prices and cancellation policies can be found under Booking Information.

Museum visits

Exhibition RADIANT & Collection
Discover our temporary exhibition RADIANT as well as excerpts of our top-class permanent exhibition in an expert guided tour. The encounter between historical industrial architecture and contemporary art is staged in a fascinating and spectacular way.

With RADIANT, the museum presents visual soundscapes.
The digital-kinetic, audiovisual exhibition immerses visitors in a world in which the boundaries between light, art and technology coalesce.

Tickets are available one week in advance.
Playmodes Studio | Signes | 2023 | Photo: Frank Vinken
Up to 14 €/p
90 min
Playmodes Studio | Signes | 2023 | Photo: Frank Vinken
Open visit
Once a month you have the opportunity to visit the museum without a guided tour.

Knowledgeable art educators are available to answer your questions throughout the museum. Take your time to enjoy the unique works of art at your own pace.

A binding ticket booking for your desired time slot is required. To do so, select the time slot from the calendar below and click on "Book now".

Tickets are available two weeks in advance
James Turrell | Floater 99 | 2001 | Photo: Dennis Stratmann
Up to 14 €/p
Until 17h
James Turrell | Floater 99 | 2001 | Photo: Dennis Stratmann
Family Tour
A tour especially for children up to 12 years!

The museum makes the visit an exciting experience for children and accompanying adults. In the family tour you move around together 10 meters underground in a labyrinth of luminous cellars and dark tunnels, and explore the light art installations in a child-friendly way.

Tickets are available two weeks in advance
James Turrell | Floater 99 | 2001 | Photo: Frank Vinken
Up to 14 €/p
90 min
James Turrell | Floater 99 | 2001 | Photo: Frank Vinken


James Turrell's colourful lighting experience Skyspace comes to life during sunset. Natural and artificial light meet at dusk and mutate the sky into a colour surface that seems to close down the room from the sky and yet is the sky itself.

The art work entitled 'Third Breath', which has been especially designed for Unna, links two perceptual rooms, Skyspace and Camera Obscura, and allows visitors to get a completely new visual experience.

Tickets available two weeks in advance.
12 €/p
75 min
Photo Tour
For all visitors with an enthusiasm for photography, we regularly organize photo tours where you have the opportunity to go searching for motifs at your own pace.

The museum’s unique installations and charismatic industrial spaces seduce with a unique photo backdrop. Please bring your camera and tripod.

In a small group, you will be accompanied by one of our guides for two hours.

Tickets are available two weeks in advance.
35 €/p
120 min
Combi-ticket with Haus Opherdicke
The museum offers you art enjoyment in a double pack.

During the Open Visit, in addition to the light art installations, you also visit the current exhibition at Museum Haus Opherdicke at a reduced price.

To visit our museum, book your ticket selecting the time slot from the calendar below and click "Book now". With this ticket you visit Haus Opherdicke on the same day from 10:30 until 17:00.

Tickets available two weeks in advance.
17 €/p
Until 17h

Booking Information

Payment methods

Tickets can be paid with Paypal, Sofort, Giropay, Credit Card and Ideal.

Cancellation policy

Booked tickets may be cancelled following the instructions on the order confirmation email and the following conditions apply: Cancelling is not possible after 24 hours before the event takes place.


We make sure that time slots are available well in advance to facilitate planning your visit. When fully booked, we do our best to make new time slots available.

The museum is closed on Mondays, except for private tours, as well as on the 1st of January and the 24th, 25th and 31st of December.

Box Office

Our opening times are flexible, depending on scheduled events. From half an hour before the start of an event, our staff is ready to welcome visitors.

We can be reached by phone at +49 2303 103 4567.


Museum Visits

Product Price Remarks
Ticket 14,00 € Full fare
Reduced ticket (*) 8,50 € School children, students, Art Card holders,
People liable for compulsory military or community service
People receiving social welfare, holder Ehrenamtskarte
RuhrTopCard Ticket (*) 3,00 € Additional contribution during temporary exhibitions
Child ticket (*) 0,00 € Accompanied children below 10 y.o.
Free ticket (*) 0,00 € The assistant of a visitor with disability card 'B'
Cards: ICOM, RuhrKulturCard
Members: Lichtkunst, RuhrKunst Museen

(*) Discounted tickets will only be valid upon presentation of the unexpired documentation that justifies the price reduction


Product Price Remarks
Skyspace ticket 12,00 € Special fare
Photo Tour ticket 35,00 € Special fare
Combi-Ticket with Haus Opherdicke 17,00 € Special fare

All prices include applicable taxes.

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