Your visit

MUSEUM KUNST DER WESTKÜSTE

Hauptstraße 1 · 25938 Alkersum/Föhr
Tel. +49 4681 747400
info@mkdw.de

 

CURRENT INFORMATION

To ensure a safe stay at the MKdW for you and our employees, we ask you to observe the applicable hygiene measures and distance rules.

  • Please provide proof of a negative Corona test result not older than 24 hours or a certificate of complete vaccination or recovery.
  • Secure check-in via the Luca app or, in individual cases, alternatively by analog contact data collection.
  • Obligation to wear a medical mask or FFP2 mask. 
  • Compliance with the minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people. 
  • Observance of hygiene rules when coughing and sneezing.

Opening Hours 2021/22

2 Nov – 23 Dec 2021
Tue – Sun 11 am – 4 pm

27 Dec 2021 – 9 Jan 2022
Tue – Sun 10 am – 5 pm

11 Jan – 27 Feb 2022
Tue – Sun 11 am – 4 pm

1 Mar – 31 Oct 2022
Tue – Sun 10 am – 5 pm

1 Nov – 23 Dec 2022
Tue – Sun 11 am – 16 pm

27 Dec 2022 – 8 Jan 2023
Tue – Sun 10 am – 5 pm

 

Special opening hours (10 am - 5 pm​)

27 Dec 2021, 31 Dec 2021, 1 Jan 2022, 3 Jan 2022, 18 Apr 2022 (Easter Monday), 6 Jun 2022 (Whit Monday), 3 Okt 2022, 31. Dez. 2022

 

Closed on Mondays and 24, 25, 26 December 

 

ADMISSION FEES

Adults     10 €
Reduced
(pupils, students, trainees, social service volunteers (FSJ) (18-29 years), visitors with disabilities (GdB 50+))
    5 €
Children/teens (18 and under)     free

 

  
Groups (min 10 people) per person     5 €
Annual ticket     50 €
Annual ticket reduced*  30 €
Friends, sponsors and patrons free
Public guided tours in german (not for groups)
Tuesday to Sunday 1.30 pm
5 € + admission
Guided tours in german, english, danish, french or italian for
registered groups up to 25 people Tuesday to Friday
    90 € + admission
Guided tours in german, english, danish, french or italian for
registered groups up to 25 people weekend / holidays
  120 € + admission

 

AUDIOGUIDE

"New Treasures at the MKdW. From Max Liebermann to Jochen Hein".

Our free audio guide offers a special listening experience. Discover on an acoustic journey 20 artworks in the exhibition "New Treasures at the MKdW".

On-site, in the museum, please bring your own headphones for hygienic reasons and use your smartphone or tablet to access the individual audio stations. Or, from the comfort of your own home, listen to a vivid description of the history and background of the individual artists and motifs.

The audio guide is available in German and English and can be accessed directly via the museum.de website. The guide is spoken by Vincent Ellmers and Sarah Thomas.

 

GETTING THERE

JOURNEY FROM MAINLAND/DAGEBÜLL-MOLE AND FROM THE ISLAND OF AMRUM

You can reach the ferry harbour Dagebüll-Mole by rail or with your car. The ferries of the Wyker Dampfschiff-Reederei Föhr/Amrum (WDR) depart for Wyk auf Föhr daily every 50 to 90 minutes. The museum of the island Amrum/Wittdün can also be reached with WDR ferries or those of Adler-Schiffe. Schedules and prices can be found at www.faehre.de. You can also take a look at our information for day trippers from the mainland and Amrum.

 

TRAVELLING FROM THE ISLAND OF SYLT

From May until October, the Adler ships also head from Sylt/Hörnum via Wittdün on Amrum to Wyk harbour. For ferry schedules and fares please visit the website www.adler-schiffe.de. Throughout the year it is possible to travel by Deutsche Bahn from Westerland to Niebüll and from there by the Norddeutsche Eisenbahngesellschaft (NEG) to Dagebüll Mole from where the ferry leaves for Wyk auf Föhr. From Sylt you also have the option of travelling by small airplane from Westerland airport to Wyk airport.

 

PARKING

The Museum Kunst der Westküste has two parking areas which are not located right by the museum complex, but about 100 or 150 metres further on the same side of the street towards Utersum: drive to 7 Hauptstrasse (at the administrative building of the Museum Kunst der Westküste, Ferring Stiftung, and Friisk Funk) or to 11 A Hauptstrasse and leave your car there.

Located right at the museum building, to the left of the museum entrance, are two parking spaces which are reserved exclusively for our visitors with limited mobility (disability placard) and marked accordingly.

 

BICYCLE PARKING AREAS

The Museum Kunst der Westküste has two areas where you can park your bicycle: one is located right to the left of the main entrance at the back of the large, thatched-roof exhibition hall (facing the village square) and the other is fifty metres down the street across from the bakery.

Bicycles may not be parked at the entrances to the museum and to the museum restaurant Grethjens Gasthof.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

The museum offers barrier-free facilities, including a toilet for the disabled, an elevator for guests, and ramps in the main exhibition area. Only in a few locations you may need help, as doors don’t open automatically. We will gladly assist you.

The exhibition area on the gallery above Grethjens Gasthof, where we usually present photography exhibitions, is not barrier-free. We recommend wheelchair users to visit the museum in company (if “B” is entered in the disability card, admission for the accompanying person is free). Our staff will gladly assist you.

 

FAMILIES

A baby buggy that can be borrowed free of charge is available at the museum shop. This allows you to comfortably carry your baby through the exhibitions.

In our hygge room children can play, read, paint, listen to audio drama, or simply take a hyggelig, cosy break in our authentic old wooden boat under parental supervision.

With our “fun block” children aged 7 and up, whether alone or accompanied, become explorers in the exhibitions, taking a closer look at individual works. The “fun block” is available at the museum shop for a fee of 3 €.