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Secure your place in the public tour of your choice by purchasing your ticket below.

Start booking your ticket by selecting your preferred time slot from the calendar, clicking or tapping Book Now. Payment methods, prices and cancellation policies can be found under Booking Information.

At the moment it is possible to visit our temporary exhibition Switch II as well as part of our permanent collection, experience Skyspace, the twilight illumination by James Turrell, or join a public Photo Tour.

Every visit will be accompanied by one of our moderators

Museum visits

For the second time, artists who have a connection to the Saarbrücken University of Fine Arts (HBKsaar) and the Light Art Centre come together to explore and stage the underground exhibition spaces in the context of their historical industrial architecture. The focal point of the exhibition is the versatility and complexity of light as a medium and as a material.
The 18 sculptural installations of SWITCH II are backlit, illuminated, projected, self-illuminated, scattered, filtered, split, allowed to grow, illuminated, controlled and composed.
In addition to the exhibition Switch II, we guide you through part of our permanent collection.

Timeslots for the weekend available on Wednesday.
Sarah Niecke | The pink Value of Strawberries | 2021 | © Hausig-HBKsaar
Up to 11 €/p
60 min
Sarah Niecke | The pink Value of Strawberries | 2021 | © Hausig-HBKsaar


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.
11 €/p
90 min
Photo Tour
Among our visitors we see many photographers, and most of them want to start taking pictures as soon as they see the museum's charismatic installations and photogenic industrial spaces. Especially for these photographers we organize regular photo tours, where you have the chance to photograph at your own speed and wishes.

In a small group of maximum 10 people, you are accompanied by one of our guides during a two-hour shooting. Get your camera and tripod ready!
35 €/p
120 min

Booking Information

Payment methods

Tickets can be paid with 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 103 751.


Museum Visits

Product Price Remarks
Ticket 11,00 € Full fare
Reduced ticket (*) 8,00 € School children and students
People liable for compulsory military or community service
People receiving social welfare benefit
RuhrTopCard Ticket (*) 3,00 € Temporary exhibition contribution
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, Ruhr Kultur, Welcome Ruhr
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 11,00 € Special fare
Photo Tour ticket 35,00 € Special fare

All prices include applicable taxes.

Lindenplatz 1
59423 Unna
Phone: +49 2303 103 751
Fax: +49 2303 103 753
Mon-Fri from 10h to 14h CET