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Plan your visit

All the practical information you need.

The Groninger Museum’s opening hours are as follows:

Monday Closed
Tuesday to Sunday 10AM - 5PM

The till closes 15 minutes prior to closing time.

Autumn break Mondays (15 & 22 October 2018)

10AM - 5PM

Christmas Day (25 December 2018)

Closed

Boxing Day (26 December 2018)

10AM - 5PM

New Year's Eve (31 December 2018)

10AM - 5PM

New Year's Day (1 January 2019)

Closed

Adults€ 5 (until 7 Dec 2018)
CJP (European Youth Card) / Students (19 and older)€ 2,50 (until 7 Dec 2018)
Children up to and including 18 years old Free
Students studying in GroningenFree
Dutch Museum CardFree
Friends of the Groninger MuseumFree
ICOM card / Rembrandt card Free
Wheelchair assistantFree

The till closes 15 minutes prior to closing time.

Museum Night
With your Museum Night 2018 admission wristband, you can visit one of these museums for free before 1 September 2019: Groninger Museum, Universiteitsmuseum Groningen (University Museum Groningen), Nationaal Stripmuseum (Dutch Comics Museum), Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum (Northern Maritime Museum), or GRID Grafisch Museum Groningen (Graphic Museum Groningen).

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.

Lots of fun activities for children
Lots of fun activities for children © Foto Siese Veenstra

Kinderen

See, hear, feel, create: are you brimming with ideas and up for discovering new things? If so, the Groninger Museum is the perfect place for you. Museum admission is free for kids up to 18 years of age.

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 using the webform. After we received your request, we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Visiting address:
Museumeiland 1
9711 ME Groningen
The Netherlands

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.

Cloakroom
For the protection of the artworks, you are not allowed to carry bags or child carriers on your back in the museum. You are kindly requested to leave back carriers (of all sizes), umbrellas, parcels, bags, and hand bags bigger than 30 x 35 cm in the cloakroom. Suitcases, foldable bikes, and other luggage are not accepted. Back carriers (as well as back slings) for children are not allowed. You can carry children on your front or borrow a buggy at the cloakroom.

Cameras
Taking photographs for personal use only is allowed in the exhibition rooms. Using flashlights, selfie sticks, and stands is prohibited. If the size of your camera presents danger to the artworks or hinders other visitors, you can be asked to store your camera.

Do not touch
Touching the art works in the Groninger Museum is not allowed.

Drawing
Making drawings is allowed in the exhibition rooms (using pencils, not ink or paint), provided your sketch book is not bigger than 22 x 28 cm. The use of an easel is prohibited.

Guides
External guides are not allowed to give guided tours in the Groninger Museum.

Mobile phones

Other Groninger Museum visitors appreciate it if you switch off your phone before entering the exhibition rooms.

Eating and drinking
It is not allowed to eat or drink in the museum. Food and beverages can be ordered and enjoyed at the MendiniRestaurant and should not be taken to the exhibition rooms.

Do not smoke
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited in the entire museum.

Pets
Pets are not allowed in the museum, with the exception of guide dogs.

You can use our guarded cloakroom free of charge. For the protection of the artworks, you are not allowed to carry bags or child carriers on your back in the museum. You are kindly requested to leave back carriers (of all sizes), umbrellas, parcels, bags, and hand bags bigger than 30 x 35 cm in the cloakroom. Suitcases, foldable bikes, and other luggage are not accepted. You can store these in a luggage locker on the train station. Back carriers (as well as back slings) for children are not allowed. You can carry children on your front, or use one of the buggies you can borrow from the cloakroom.

The cloakroom closes at 5PM.

Check here whether your lost property was found in the Groninger Museum.

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