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Theater Museum in Düsseldorf

Museum building

Louise Dumont und Gustav Lindemann gathered together artefacts from the local theatre between 1904 and 1933 which were passed to the city in 1947. Situated on the edge of the Hofgarten, the theatre museum is located in a Baroque building known as the Hofgärtnerhaus, originally from 1770 and rebuilt in 1955.

The collection is also shown in a more recent addition on the Merrowinger Strasse. In its permanent exhibition, the Theatermuseum Düsseldorf takes a look at many aspects and angles of theatre including that of the audience. In special themed exhibitions the museum also offers many possibilities to compare and contrast experiences and memories with the objects on display.

Visitors can learn more about actors and directors, singers and dancers, costume and stage design, lighting and make up from both past and present. Examples include epochs from the royal theatre of the 16th and 17th centuries up to present day theatre.

The cafe offers a great opportunity to sit in the park landscape, enjoy a drink and eat your own food that you are welcome to bring along.

By Philipp Schiwek, Sep 12 2020

Theatermuseum Düsseldorf

Jägerhofstrasse 1
40479 Düsseldorf

+49 211 899 6130

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Staying in touch and meeting with other international residents in a similar situation can be important. Socialising in Düsseldorf can include relevant events, international clubs, popular spots and expat groups on social media.

Bikes against railings


Hopping on a bicycle, to discover quieter city districts and nearby villages can be enjoyable and most rewarding. Bike paths weave their way across most of Düsseldorf, along the banks of the Rhine and on to outlying regions.

Original language movies are popular among expats in Düsseldorf. Films are frequently screened in English at a variety of cinemas in original with subtitles, known as OmU or Original mit Untertitel and without, portrayed as OV or Original Version