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Welcome!

We are very happy to welcome you to the Groninger Museum!

Safely to the Museum

We're delighted to be able to welcome you to the Groninger Museum. We’ve introduced some new rules to protect everyone's safety and make sure you have the best visit possible.

Everyone in the museum, visitors and staff, needs to stay 1.5 metres apart. Security staff will help with this where needed.

It is required to order tickets online via our ticket shop. To ensure safe distancing, you are currently required to book a time slot. Because we can only admit a limited number of visitors per time slot, time slots can sell out. By purchasing a ticket online in advance, you are guaranteed admittance during your chosen time slot.

Find frequently asked questions about tickets here

Scan your ticket in the new museum entrance hall. Our attendants will help you.

To limit the number of people inside the building, we’ve introduced a timed visit system. Please come to the entrance hall during your allotted entry slot. We will ask you if you have any symptoms of illness.

If you arrive early, please remain outside until the beginning of your entry slot to prevent crowding. Once admitted, you can stay as long as you like. The museum closes at 5pm.

Do not leave home if you have any symptoms of illness. You are welcome to visit the museum if you and everyone in your household have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours.
Our staff will ask you about this at the entrance.

If you need to cough or sneeze in the museum, do so inside the crook of your elbow.

We have marked out a clear route through the museum using floor stickers. The system is one-way to minimise the need for people to cross paths. Our attendants will help you find the route you need.

Please stay with members of your family or household, relax and take your time to enjoy the art and architecture.

The Job Lounge remain closed for the time being, as it is not possible to maintain a safe distance inside.

The MendiniRestaurant is open

The cloakroom is closed. Please don't bring large bags into the museum. Free lockers for coats and small bags are available in the Auditorium.

For reasons of hygiene, audio tours are unavailable.

We are not currently admitting groups.

Air is 100% refreshed throughout the entire museum. The air thus is not circulated. The air that is being blown in from outside, is subsequently conveyed out completely. This system is in place in the toilets, the shop, and the restaurant too.

The museum shop is only accessible with a museum ticket.
The shop has been organised to enable you to practise social distancing while using them.

Payments are contactless only.

We have stepped up the frequency of cleaning of railings, door handles, lockers and toilets.

Please sanitise your hands often. To help you do this, hand gel is available at various points around the museum.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00
Monday Closed (except school vacations)

Special opening hours 2021/2022

Summer vacationMonday 12, 19, 26 July
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August
10:00-17:00
Autumn holidayMonday 18, 25 October10:00-17:00
First christmas day25 DecemberClosed
Second christmas day26 December

10:00-17:00

Christmas holidaysMonday 27 December
3 January
10:00-17:00
New Year's Eve31 December10:00-17:00
New Year's Day1 January10:00-17:00
Spring breakMonday 21, 28 February10:00-17:00
Good friday15 April10:00-17:00
Easter17, 18 April10:00-17:00
Kingsday27 April10:00-17:00
May holidayMonday 2, 9 May10:00-17:00
Liberation Day5 May10:00-17:00
Ascension Day26 May10:00-17:00
Pentecost5, 6 June10:00-17:00

Adults

€15

CJP cardholders, non-Groningen
students aged 19 and up

€10

With Museumkaart

Free

With BankGiro Lottery VIP Card

Free

Guests of BankGiro Lottery VIP
Card holders

Free

Students studying in Groningen

Free

Visitors aged 18 and under

Free

Friends of the Groninger Museum

Free

With ICOM card or Rembrandtkaart

Free

With Stadjerspas (one visit only)*

Free

Wheelchair user’s companion**

Free

With Postcode Lottery voucher

25%
discount

* If you have a Stadjerspas, choose “I already have a
ticket” and come to the desk when you arrive.

** A wheelchair user’s companion is entitled
to free entry. Select “I already have a ticket”
and come to the desk when you arrive.

Window painting Groninger Museum Night
Window painting Groninger Museum Night © Photography Siese Veenstra

Children

See, hear, feel, make! So you're creative and you like to discover and do new things? The Groninger Museum is the place to be for you. Children and juniors up until 18 years old have free entrance to the museum.

Visit

Visiting address:
Museumeiland 1
9711 ME Groningen
The Netherlands

Purchase your ticket simply and quickly:

Groninger Museum
Mendini

Are you studying in Groningen? You can visit the Groninger Museum for free. Students studying at a university or school located in Groningen, receive a free entrance tickets on presentation of their student card.*

Research
For questions about:
- Our own collection: please check our collection database.
- Articles and books about our collection: please check the library's database.
- The building: do you have to design something for a course? Request a plan of the museum here.

Do you have another question?

The Groninger Museum employs experts on visual arts, paintings, fashion, photography, design, (art) history and archaeology, art education, museum marketing and communication, facility management, secretarial duties, and museum security. Ask your question here.

* This arrangement was made possible by the ‘Akkoord van Groningen’ (a collaboration between the Municipality of Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, and UMCG), Province of Groningen, and the educational institutions Alfa College and Noorderpoort.

Planning a family visit? You are very welcome in the Groninger Museum.

Kids
Museum entry is free for kids and youngsters under 18. Kids can do an exciting scavenger hunt or celebrate their birthday party at the museum. Children aged 7 to 12 can join the JuniorClub: groningermuseum.nl/juniorclub.

Guided family tour
Our tour guides tell you everything about our exhibitions. Sign up here.

Exhibition Collection of the Groninger Museum
Including the usual captions for adults, but also extended labels for children, made by JuniorClub members.

Walk-in atelier
Kids, parents, and grandparents are welcome in our atelier on Saturdays and Sundays between 12AM and 5PM to get to work with different materials. You do not need to sign up and taking part is free.

Audio guide
Our free audio guides contain versions for both adults and kids. Members of the JuniorClub made a radio play about the story of the VOC [EN: Dutch East India Company] porcelain.

Travel by public transport
The Museum is situated opposite Groningen Central Station and within walking distance of the city centre. Plan your trip via 9292.

Travel by car
Approaching Groningen via the A7 or A28 (via Zwolle), from the 'Europaplein' onwards follow the direction signs to 'Centrum'. Then follow the P-route which will enable you to park your car in the city centre. Along the P-route, digital signs indicate whether or not space is available in the car parks ('vol' (EN: full) or 'vrij' (EN: spaces available)). If a car park is full, follow the parking route to the next one.

If you wish to stay in the city centre longer, it is more convenient and less expensive to park your car on the edge of town and take the P+R Citybus to the city centre. As you approach town, signs will indicate the way to the nearest P+R Citybus point.

Flying to the Netherlands and Groningen
The most important airport in the Netherlands is Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam. Groningen Airport Eelde is conveniently close.

Car parks
If you wish to park near the Museum at a favourable charge, we advise you to go to the Q-Park Museum Centrum car park (on the ‘Zuiderdiep’ avenue).

Note: if you want to park on the Ubbo Emmiussingel next to the museum, keep in mind that you have to pay a parking fee on Sundays between 12AM and 5PM and that parking is allowed for a maximum duration of one hour.

Hours of opening of the Q-Park Museum Centrum car park
Monday to Sunday from 7AM - 7PM, Thursday until 10PM.

Long-term stay
If you wish to stay in the city centre longer, it is more convenient and less expensive to park your car on the edge of town and take the P+R Citybus to the city centre. As you approach town, signs will indicate the way to the nearest P+R Citybus point.

Special parking spaces
For drivers with a disability parking permit, there are two parking spaces available on the Ubbo Emmiussingel.

The Groninger Museum is easily accessible to both wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There are a few wheelchairs and walking frames available in the museum. There also is an accessible toilet. Visitors in possession of an ‘OV-begeleiderskaart’ can bring one wheelchair assistant for free.

Drivers with a disability permit can park on one of the two specially reserved parking bays in the Ubbo Emmiussingel, adjacent to the museum.

If you want to borrow a wheelchair, it is advisable to book one in advance. This can be done either by calling +31 (0)50 3 666 555 or by email. After we received your request, we will be in touch as soon as possible.

More information: Accessibility

The House rules of the Groninger Museum

The cloakroom is closed.

Touching the art displayed at the Groninger Museum is not allowed.

Photographing tor personal use is allowed. Using flash and tripods is not.

You may make drawings {using crayons, not ink or paint) in the exhibition rooms, provided your sketch book is not larger than 22 x 28 cm. The use of an easel is not permitted.

The other visitors of the Groninger Museum thank you tor switching off your telephone before entering the exhibition rooms.

Food and beverages can be ordered and enjoyed exclusively at the MendiniRestaurant.

The entire Groninger Museum is smoke-free.

With the exception of guide dogs no pets are allowed at the Groninger Museum.