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The LWL-Museum in the Imperial Palace

Am Ikenberg
33098 Paderborn

Dear visitors
We are very pleased to welcome you to our museum.

The museum is located in the center of Paderborn between the cathedral and the city library. The outdoor area with Carolingian assembly hall, herb garden and fountain pool is always accessible outside regular opening hours.

We look forward to your visit!

How to find us

On foot
From Paderborn main station about 25 minutes towards the city center.

By bus and train
From the main station, take bus lines 2, 4, 8, 9 in the direction of "Innenstadt/Rathaus/Dom".

By car
A 33: Exit "Paderborn-Zentrum", direction "Innenstadt/Dom". Please use the parking lots in the city center.

By bike
The museum is registered in the NRW cycling network on the Internet. Further information can be found at:

It is located on the Kaiser Route, the Römer-Lippe Route, the Wellness Route and the Alme Cycle Route. The museum is signposted for cyclists in the Paderborn district. There are no bicycle stands directly in front of the museum. Cyclists are therefore requested to use the area in front of the museum grounds.


Unfortunately, the museum is currently not accessible for wheelchair users due to the historic nature of the building.

Opening hours

Monday: closed

Turesday to Sunday and on public holidays:
10.00 to 18.00

1st Wednesday a month:
10.00 to 20.00

closed 24th, 25th and
31st of December

Admission fees

adults: 4,50 €
reduced: 2,50 €
group (more than 16 people): 4,00 €
children (0-17 years): free

Holders of the North Rhine-Westphalia Volunteer Card receive a 50 percent discount on admission.
Holders of LWL/LVR MuseumCards receive free admission.

Admission-free days:
19.05.24 (International Museum Day)
08.09.24 (Open Monument Day)


Public guided tour (event calender): included in museum admission

Booked guided tour: 30€ per hour

Guided tour in a foreign language: plus € 15 per hour

Visitor info

Public guided tours
Public guided tours with different thematic focuses are offered on Sundays from 3 pm. Further information can be found in our event calender.

Wheelchair users
Due to the historical nature of the building, the museum is unfortunately not currently accessible for wheelchair users.

Information in simple language
The most important information about the museum in simple language is clearly listed here (german).

Lockers and checkrooms are available in the entrance area.