April 1 to October 31
daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November 1 to March 31
Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays and holidays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Form the beginning of March to the end of July 2019 the museum (Bonngasse 20) will be closed due to reconstruction works. During this time we recommend to visit the exhibition "BTHVN" in the neighbouring chamber music hall (Bonngasse 24). The exhibition offers a preview of the 2020 anniversary year and Beethoven's core topics as Bonn citizen, music arTist, Humanist, Visionary and Nature aficionado (BTHVN).
There is free admission; voluntary donations for the reconstruction of the museum are welcome.
Opening hours for the BTHVN exhibition:
Mid-March to end of June 2019 (except 25-30 March, 23-30 April, 3-9 June): daily 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The permanent exhibition will be re-opened in late summer 2019. The re-opening of the complete museum will be on 16 Dezember, and on 17 December 2019 we will have an open day.
Detailed information can be found at: www.beethoven-haus-bonn.de
Germany possesses musical traditions and legacies of extraordinary value: Handel, Schuetz and Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Wagner - to mention only a few names - are composers who are known and treasured throughout the world. Their work has played a significant role in shaping a unique musical landscape.
Numerous orchestras, choruses, ensembles, renowned music festivals and series, music houses with museums, public archives and libraries, but also private collections preserve their musical heritage.
It is necessary to revitalize this inestimable fund again and again and to develop it for the present. At the same time, an important role befits the houses combined in the consortium of music museums of Germany. In them we encounter the work of the musicians and composers who have extraordinarily enriched the cultural nation of Germany. However, beyond the individual portrait, beyond the procurement of individual oeuvres, the music museums also contribute overall to the maintenance of musical tradition. The present brochure underscores this aspect of the synoptic presentation and invites the reader on a journey into the musical history of Germany. I hope this tour guide will be actively used and receive a large response.Bernd Neumann, Member of the Lower House of the German Parliament
Minister of State with the Federal Chancellor
Commissioner of the Federal Government for Culture and Media
Quoted from: Foreword to the brochure "Music Museums in Germany", 2007.