Information for visitors

The Museum for Sepulchral Culture is unique in Germany and was opened in Kassel in 1992. It aims to illustrate continuity and change in dealing with the “last things” and to restore awareness for the experience of death, which has often been suppressed in society.

The permanent exhibition shows cultural, historical and contemporary testimonies to the culture of burial, cemeteries and grief in the German-speaking world from the Middle Ages to the present day. The temporary special exhibitions focus on individual aspects of cultural history, or also deal with current topics.

In addition to its exhibition work, the museum organizes a wide-ranging and varied programme of guided tours and education for all kinds of visitor groups, as well as advice on the subject of the cemetery. Further, there are frequent events such as lectures, concerts and readings, conferences and seminars. We would also like to draw your attention to our comprehensive programs for children and young people.

Here you will find all the information you need for your visit to the Museum of Sepulchral Culture: the opening hours of the museum and the library, our entrance fees and how to travel to Kassel. During the visit you are invited to come to the café and the museum shop. Visitors with physical disabilities will have no problems visiting the museum and can find more information under “Accessibility”.