Willkommen im Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst Unna

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


The museum can be visited by taking part in our public guided tours, which cover different areas and themes. See all the information about them and book your tickets in our ticket shop.

If you prefer to be guided through our installations making it an exclusive event, you can book one of our private tours.

Please do not hesitate to contact us when you need a tailormade experience.

Brigitte Kowanz | Immersion | 2018 | © www.frankvinken.com

Hygiene concept

Visitors book their tickets online for a binding time slot, and we do our best to minimize health risks, ensuring a safer experience for everyone.

We have significantly reduced the visitor flow, clean surfaces after every time slot and provide adequate hygiene means to our visitors.

We also ask you to comply with our hygiene rules:

  • Masks are required throughout the museum.
  • Disinfect your hands before entering the museum.
  • Keep a distance of 2 meters from other people.
  • Note the sneezing and coughing etiquette.
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 children.

For kindergarten and schools, we have a wide selection of educational programmes, 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.

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 underground car parks "Neumarkt" or "Flügelstraße". The parking lot "Massener Straße" unfortunately is closed from March to November 2020 due to renovation. Further parking options can be found in the downloadable document "City-Parken in Unna" (german language 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.

 | © Centre For International Lightart Unna


For Photographers we offer the option of taking part in a public photo tour or to book a private photo tour in our web shop.

 | © Centre For International Lightart Unna


Audio guides in English and German are available for our permanent exhibition.

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 103 751
Fax: +49 2303 103 753
Mon-Fri from 10h to 14h CET
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