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Exhibition | Current

Drunk on Sobriety

November 13, 2019 - Mai 3, 2020

This showcase exhibition presents ceramics, lacquerware, paintings and calligraphy that bear witness to the great esteem in which tea drinking is held in China. Since the late Neolithic period, wine made from fermented grain has been a further highly popular tipple. Contrasting with wine’s intoxicating effect, savouring multiple bowls of tea made users „drunk on sobriety“. more

Exhibition | Preview

One Hundred Aspects of the Moon

September 18, 2020 - January 31, 2021

From September 2020 the Museum of East Asian Art Cologne shows 100 Aspects of the Moon by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892). Yoshitoshi was the last great woodblock print master of the Ukiyo-e tradition, and 100 Aspects of the Moon is regarded as his greatest achievement. The series brings to life the history and mythology of ancient Japan. more


See, experience and understand

All of the museum’s exhibitions are accompanied by numerous different programmes – guided tours, workshops, lectures or special events, for grown-ups, school groups, children or the whole family. 



A treasure house of art from China, Korea and Japan

The Museum for East Asian Art was opened in 1913 as the first specialist museum of its kind in Europe. It now houses one of the most distinguished collections of art from China, Korea and Japan in Germany. 



History and architecture

At the heart of the museum’s holdings is the collection of Buddhist painting and sculpture, Japanese screen painting, coloured woodblock prints, Korean ceramics and lacquer art assembled by the museum’s founders Adolf and Frieda Fischer. 


We are closed until April, 19

To prevent the spread of the corona virus in Cologne Museum and Café are closed until April, 19. All events planned un­til then will be can­celled. Thank you for your un­der­s­tand­ing.

Schmitz im MOK


Salon & Metzgerei Schmitz im MOK – coffee and cakes, snacks and lunch menu – on sunny days on our attractive terrace. Tue to Fri: 10am – 5pm, Sat and Sun: 10am – 6pm, closed Mon.



Exhibition catalogues, catalogues of the collection, publications on particular themes, and museum guide


Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday
11am – 5pm
Every first Thursday in the month
11am – 10pm 
Closed Mondays

Museum is closed on Carnival from February 20th until February 25th. Museum is also closed December 24th, Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec) and New Year's Day (1 Jan). Museum is opend on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.

Admission prices

Permament Collection and "Drunk on Sobriety. Wine and Tea in Chinese Art": € 7,00 / € 4

KölnTag on the first Thursday of the month (except public holidays): free admission to the Permanent Collection and "Drunk on Sobriety" for all Cologne residents.

How to get here

Public transport: Tram routes 1 and 7 and bus route 142, alight at ‘Universitätsstrasse’
There is a car park at the museum


The museum is barrier-free. Disabled toilet available.


Kurs: Sho - Wochenendkurs
Sa, 25.04.2020, 14:30 Uhr

Führung: Wein und Tee in China
So, 26.04.2020, 12:00 Uhr

Kurs: Kunst zum Klingen bringen
Do, 30.04.2020, 14:30 Uhr

Kurs: Tag der Kinder in Japan
Sa, 02.05.2020, 14:00 Uhr

Führung: Wein und Tee in China
So, 03.05.2020, 12:00 Uhr


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