Silvia Bächli, Untitled, 1999 (detail), photo: Axel Schneider. Image description: Upwards stretched feet, painted in black ink on an off-white background

Plain Language

Welcome to the website of the
MUSEUMMMKFÜR MODERNE KUNST.
This page tells you about the museum in Plain English.

In short, the museum is also called: MMK

The MMK is an important house for modern art.
Modern art has been around for more than hundred years.

Modern art can be a lot of things.
For example a picture.
But also a poem or an action.

Everyone is welcome at the MMK!
You can find our current exhibitions here.
We are looking forward to your visit.

About the museum

The museum is in the German city of Frankfurt on the Main.

The museum has 3 buildings:
—  MUSEUMMMK
—  ZOLLAMTMMK
—  TOWERMMK

The buildings have these addresses:

MUSEUMMMK
Domstraße 10
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

ZOLLAMTMMK
Domstraße 3
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

TOWERMMK
TaunusTurm, Taunustor 1
60310 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

The director of the museum is called Susanne Pfeffer.
Susanne Pfeffer and the MMK team develop the program of the museum.
They organise the exhibitions and events.

All people from the museum think about:
— What art-works are interesting today?
— What art-works do we want to show?
— What art-works do we want to talk about?

What happens at the museum?
—  People can feel the art-works.
—  People can think about the art-works.
—  People can feel: Art is important for us.

The art-works show:
This is the world we live in.
The art-works also show problems.
People can also think about them.

Collection

Our collection has more than 5000 art-works.

For example, there are:
—  Paintings
—  Sculptures, for example, figures out of stone, concrete or plastic
—  Videos
—  Photos
—  Activities from artists

Some of these art-works in our collection are more than hundred years old.
Some of these art-works are very new.
Over 600 different artists made the art-works from the collection in the museum.
The artists come from all over the world.

The museum wants to be there for everybody.
Also for people who do not live in Frankfurt on the Main or can not come.
That is why the museum takes pictures or videos of the art-works.
We show those photos or videos on the Internet.

You can find the online catalogue here.
You can find videos from the exhibition here.

Opening hours

When is the MMK open?

The MUSEUMMMK and the ZOLLAMTMMK are open:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 8 pm

The TOWERMMK is open:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11 am to 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am to 8 pm

The museum is closed on Monday.

Admission

You can buy tickets at the ticket desk at the museum.

How much do tickets cost?

One-way tickets:
A one-way ticket costs 12 euros.
A one-way ticket is valid for one adult.

Some people do not have to pay the normal entrance fee.
They pay less entrance fee.
This is called: reduced admission.

A reduced one-way ticket costs 6 euros.
The MMK offers reduced admission.

For example for:
— People with a disability. The degree of disability must be over 70 percent
— School pupils
— Students
— People who receive help from the state, such as social assistance and have a Frankfurt Card
— Groups of 20 people or more
— For refugees the entrance fee is 1 euro

Some people do not have to pay admission.

For example:
— Members of Friends of the MMK
— Children and young people under 18
— People who have an ICOM-card. This stands for: International Council of Museums.
— People who have a Museumsufer-card
— Students of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, the Städelschule, the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst and the University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt

You can also buy a ticket for 2 days, a ticket for families or an annual pass at the ticket desk.

Every last Saturday of the month, admission is free for everyone.

COVID-19 rules

What COVID-19 rules apply in the museum?

If you want to go to the indoor spaces of the museum you will need:
— a medical face mask
—  a negative COVID-19 rapid test
or
—  a certificate of a COVID-19 vaccination
or
—  a certificate of a COVID-19 recovery.
That means: You had COVID-19. Now you are healthy again.

Children up to 5 years do not need a test or a certificate.

Directions

How can I get to the museum by bus and rail?

You can reach the MUSEUMMMKFÜR MODERNE KUNST easily.

MUSEUMMMK and ZOLLAMTMMK
Underground train: U4, U5 to Dom / Römer station
Tram: 11, 12, Römer / Paulskirche stop
Local train (S-Bahn S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6): Konstablerwache station

It is just a short walk from the underground station and tram stop to the MUSEUMMMK and to the ZOLLAMTMMK.

TOWERMMK
Underground train: U1–U5 and U8, Willy-Brandt-Platz station
Tram: 11 and 12, Willy-Brandt-Platz stop
Local train: S-Bahn S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S8 and S9, Taunusanlage station

It is just a short walk from the central station, the stop and the central train station to the TOWERMMK.

Accessibility

Is the MUSEUMMMKFÜR MODERNE KUNST accessible?

MUSEUMMMK

The main entrance to the MUSEUMMMK is wheelchair-accessible.
You can borrow a wheelchair or a walker in the museum.
This is free of charge.
But please call the ticket office before you come.
The telephone number is: +49 69 212 30447

Can I sit down in the museum?
Yes. In some places there are benches.
You can borrow a stool free of charge for your museum visit.
The stools are easy to carry.

Do you need a break?
Just unfold the stool and sit on it.
The stools are available in all 3 museum buildings.
You can get them at the cloakroom.

Do you have an assistance dog to help you?
Then you can bring your dog to the museum.

Is there a lift in the museum?
Yes, there is a lift in the entrance area.

Is there an accessible toilet?
Yes, there is an accessible toilet in the cellar.

ZOLLAMTMMK
The main entrance to the ZOLLAMTMMK is not wheelchair-accessible.
But in the Haus am Dom building there is a lift.
You take the lift to the upper floor and go from there to the ZOLLAMTMMK.
Please ask at the ticket desk in the MUSEUMMMK building.

Is there a lift in the ZOLLAMTMMK?
Yes, there is a lift.

Do you want to use the lift?
Please ask at the museum ticket desk.
The ticket desk is in the MUSEUMMMK building.

Is there an accessible toilet in the ZOLLAMTMMK?
There is no accessible toilet there.
But there is an accessible toilet in the MUSEUMMMK.

TOWERMMK
The main entrance to the TOWERMMK is wheelchair-accessible.

Is there a lift in the TOWERMMK?
Yes, there is a lift.

Is there an accessible toilet in the TOWERMMK?
Yes, there are accessible toilets on the ground floor and on the second floor.

There is a plain language booklet (in German) for every exhibition.
The booklets tell you about the art-works in the exhibitions.
The booklets are available for free at the ticket desk.
You can also download the booklets on our website.

Our Internet address is: www.mmk.art

Guided tours

What guided tours are available in the museum?

The MMK offers many guided tours.

The tours are for all people:
- Young and old people
- People with and without disabilities

You can find all guided tours here.

The guided tours are included in the the admission fee.

There are many guided tours at the museum:

There is a guided tour for both blind people and sighted people. The guided tour is called: Kunst Versprechen.
People walk around the exhibition together.
One person explains the art-works in very much detail.
So also blind people can imagine the art-works.

The guided tour takes place every second Sunday in the MUSEUMMMK.
The guided tour lasts roughly one hour.

There is a guided tour for both deaf people and hearing people. The guided tour is called: Simultaneous Tour.
People go through the exhibition together.
One person explains the art-works.
Another person translates everything into sign language.

The guided tour takes place every fourth Sunday at MUSEUMMMK.
The guided tour lasts roughly 1 hour.

There is also a regular online event.
People talk about art-works from the museum. The event is called: Digital Art Talk.

Do you want to join in?
Then send us an email.
The email address is: kunstvermittlung.mmk@stadt-frankfurt.de
Or call us at: +49 69 212 40691

You are also welcome to come to the museum with a group.
You can choose the date.
Please call us. Or you can send an email.
The email address is: kunstvermittlung.mmk@stadt-frankfurt.de
Or call us at: +49 69 212 40691

Are you an older person?
Don’t you want to go to the museum on your own?
You can arrange for someone to walk around the museum with you.
All you have to do is call the Bürger-Institut (Citizens’ Institute).
The telephone number is +49 69 972 01731

Further offers

Library

The museum has a library.
Anyone can go there.

What will you find there?
—  lots of books
—  latest magazines
—  catalogues with art works
—  books by artists

Are you looking for a specific book?

You can search the online catalogue for it.
The Internet address is: www.museumsbibliotheken.frankfurt.de

The library does not have enough space for a lot of people.
So please tell us when you want to come.
The email address is: antje.gegenmantel@stadt-frankfurt.de
Or call us at: +49 69 21238796

Book Shop

The museum has its own shop at the entrance area.

For example, you can get:
—  Books
—  Posters
—  Exhibition catalogues. In exhibition catalogues you can find information about an exhibition.

Are you hungry or thirsty?

There is a bakery on the ground floor of the MUSEUMMMK.
It is also a restaurant.
It serves a lot of vegetables but no meat.
The restaurant is called: Mehl-Wasser-Salz (Flour-Water-Salt).

Opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
The restaurant is closed on Monday.

There is a Café on the ground floor of the TOWERMMK.
The Café is called: Elaine’s Deli.

Opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 7:30 am to 6 pm
Thursday and Friday: 7:30 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Newsletter

Do you want to know more about the museum?

We send you regular emails with the latest news.

The emails tell you:
—  What is new in the museum?
—  What shows are coming up?

Another word for this email is newsletter.

The newsletter is free of charge.
Do you want to get our newsletter?

You can join our mailing list here

Contact

Do you have any questions about the MUSEUMMMKFÜR MODERNE KUNST?

Call us!
The telephone number is: +49 69 212 30447

Or send us an email to: mmk@stadt-frankfurt.de