Mainz State Museum is the museum of cultural history in Rhineland‑Palatinate and can be found in the Grosse Bleiche right in the centre of Mainz. The baroque building in the converted electors’ stables later became a ‘Golden-Ross-Kaserne’ with a modern glass and steel structure in the inner courtyard. Not only is it home to one of the most important collections on cultural history in the state of Rhineland‑Palatinate, it also opens up for a range of cultural events outside of museum opening hours.
The extensive collection on the history of art and culture extend from the beginnings of culture to modern art. They clearly reflect the varied aspects of cultural and social history over the millennia in a unique way.
The collections showcase: Prehistory, Roman times, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque period, graphics from the 16th to the 20th century, Dutch painting, 18th-century porcelain, 19th-century painting, Judaica, city history, Art Nouveau glass and modern art. There are numerous temporary exhibitions on art, culture and history, including contemporary history, that complement the extensive collections.
€6.00 Adults €4.50 Per adult in groups of 10 or more
€3.00 Children and young people (7 to 17 inclusive with ID or evidence) €2.00 Children, young people and school groups (10 or more up to 18 years old with ID or evidence)
€5.00 Concession I* €3.00 Concession II*
€1.00 For each audioguide
* Trainees, students, pensioners, the unemployed, those with severe disabilities, holders of MuseumsCard Pfalz if ID or evidence provided ** Schoolchildren, those completing national voluntary civil services (e.g. FSJ, FÖJ, FJD) or voluntary military service (FWD), holders of: Honorary Rheinland-Pfalz card, JULEICA holder without a group or Mainz-Card, members of: SWR2 Kulturservice or Rheinischer Verein für Denkmalpflege und Landschaftsschutz
Admission is free - Children of 6 and under - Members of: Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker, Deutscher Archäologenverband, Mainzer Altertumsverein, ICOM, Museums-PASS-Musée
Multi-storey carpark in the Bleichenviertel district, access via Balthasar Maler-Gasse
Various car parks in the city centre and on the banks of the Rhine
The Mainz State Museum is fully accessible for visitors with restricted mobility, with level access, even ramps, large lifts and automatic doors. There is a spacious wheelchair toilet with an adjustable-height toilet bowl in the basement toilet block. A wheelchair can also be borrowed from the front desk on request.
For our visually-impaired guests, there are two tactile books that can be borrowed from the front desk. These describe two of the famous paintings at Mainz State Museum: one is the ‘Madonna and Child’ by Lorenzo di Credi (about 1480) and the other is ‘Woman’s Head’ by Pablo Picasso (about 1908).
Our permanent exhibition is currently being remodelled. However, we would still like to invite you to take a stroll through the history of art. Schau ! Depot, which is open exclusively during the remodelling period, is open, as are the following departments Mainz Baroque, From Romanticism to Historicism, Art around 1900, Art Nouveau and Modern Art and the Stone Hall.