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LWL Museum for Natural History
Westphalian State Museum with planetarium
Sentruper Str. 285 | 48161 Münster (Westphalia)

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Opening hours


Due to the current infection situation and the Corona Protection Ordinance of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the museum can remain open. The visitor center on the "Kahler Asten" and the Field Office “Heiliges Meer”  are also open.

The planetarium is still closed till 2022.

Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 6pm.
Holidays have the same program as Sundays.
Exception: December 24th - special program,
December 25th and 31st - closed!

The planetarium will remain closed until the beginning of 2022 due to renovation work.

Visitor service

Mo-Fr 8.30 am-12.30 pm
Mo-Th 2 pm-3.30 pm
(Closed on public holidays!)

Phone: 02 51.591-60 50



Exhibition: 7,50 Euro

Groups of 16 people and more
Exhibition: 7,00 Euro

Children and adolescents (6 – 17 years)
Exhibition: free

Children (up to 5 years)
Exhibition: free

Reduction for students as a class
Exhibition: free

Exhibition: 4,00 Euro

Holders of the LWL-MuseumsCard / MünsterCard
Exhibition: free


Attention! Admission is possible after prior registration and booking of an admission ticket and a timeslot via the online booking system TicketPay.

Museum shop

Gifts, Pictures, Books

The Museum Shop in the foyer is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Among literature related to our exhibitions and astronomical literature related to the planetarium and its shows, the shop offers a wide range of products, e.g. minerals, fossils, postcards, posters, mementos of good value for the young and the young at heart, jewelry, DVDs and others.

For further information please call +49.251.591-6040 from Tuesday to Sunday.


Bistro and Café Tafelschmitz

Opening hours
Wednesday to Sunday
from 11 am to 5 pm

Phone: +49.251.591-6071