German Poster Museum

The Deutsches Plakat Museum (German Poster Museum), with around 340,000 posters from the fields of politics, business and culture, has the largest collection of its kind in Europe. Founded as a non-profit society in 1968 and as a museum in 1974, the Theaterpassage has hosted over 150 poster exhibitions since 1983. In 2002 the gallery was closed. Since 2010 the collection of the German Poster Museum has found a home in the spectacular new building of the Museum Folkwang.

address and contact

German Poster Museum

Museumsplatz 1
45128 Essen
+49 201 88 45 108
+49 201 88 45 122


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