Kolumba is the art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne and, alongside the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, the oldest museum in Cologne. The new name is based on the new building for the museum designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor and opened in 2007 on the site of the late Gothic church of St. Kolumba, which was destroyed in the war. The collection ranges from late antiquity to the present day, from Romanesque sculpture to spatial installations, from medieval panel painting to radical painting, from the Gothic ciborium to 20th-century everyday objects. The search for an overarching order, for size, proportion and beauty is the connecting element of all artistic design and the guiding principle of the heterogeneous collection. The focus is on early Christianity, paintings, sculptures and goldsmith art from the 11th to 16th centuries.


Kolumbastrasse 4
50667 Cologne

Opening times

Mon - Sun 12am - 5pm
Tuesday closed