Important information

Dear Visitors,

We’re delighted that Marta Herford can be kept open! However, strict rules must be observed:

  • You must make a timeslot reservation beforehand.
  • We need to have your data for contact tracing.
  • You must show proof at the entrance of an official negative coronavirus test no more than 24 hours old.
  • You must wear a medical or FFP2 mask the whole time during your visit.

In order to make your time at Marta as safe and pleasant as possible in this exceptional period, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about your visit below.

We look forward to welcoming you!
The Marta team

Key facts regarding reopening

At the entrance to Marta Herford, you must show written or digital proof no more than 24 hours old that you have tested negative for coronavirus using a rapid test.

Coronavirus rapid tests as defined by the regional Coronavirus Test and Quarantine Regulations must be carried out by a trained professional who is authorized to do so. In the Herford district, rapid testing is conducted in several doctor’s offices and pharmacies as well as in special test centers. These testing sites are all permitted to issue you with a certificate confirming that you have tested negative.

Visits are only possible by prior appointment. Your free timeslot reservation will be delivered to you by email as a PDF attachment. Please print it, add your contact details, and then present your reservation at the entrance. Alternatively, you may present your reservation on your smartphone. Afterwards, you can buy your admission tickets at the ticket counter as usual. Please note that holders of an annual season ticket must also make a free timeslot reservation.

To avoid unnecessary delays, please fill in your contact details on your printed reservation before you arrive.

Timeslot reservations can be made online. Alternatively, you can call +49 (0)5221 994430297 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily) – but in this case you will also need to provide your contact details by phone.

Our online reservation process is operated by a nationwide ticket provider serving the museum sector. Due to high demand for museum tickets, this service has temporarily gone down in recent days. Should you have any problems with your online reservation, try calling us on +49 (0)5221 994430297 instead.

Everyone visiting the museum must wear an FFP2 mask or at least a medical face covering. This rule does not apply to children up to school age. Exemptions are also made for people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons, but please make sure you notify Marta in advance and also send a photo of your exemption certificate by email to for verification.

Tuesday – Sunday and public holidays: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed December 24/25 and Good Friday; open New Year’s Day from 1 p.m.

Visitors can disinfect their hands on entering the museum at the disinfection dispensers set up at the entrance and near the lockers. Additional dispensers are available in the restrooms. Frequently touched surfaces in the public areas are cleaned at regular intervals. Please maintain a distance of at least 1.5 meters (5 feet) from other people. There are markings on the floor in waiting areas as a guide, and additional markings in areas where routes through the museum intersect. For your protection and ours, always observe coughing and sneezing etiquette and wash your hands regularly. Please only visit us if you feel fit and healthy.

There are separate entrance and exit doors in the foyer. All other building entrances and exits are kept locked. A one-way system is in place; please follow the guidance system inside the museum and the instructions of visitor service staff.

Visitors must reserve a timeslot in advance and pay on arrival at the museum ticket counter. Card payments are preferred over cash.

A maximum of 40 visitors are admitted per timeslot (60 minutes), distributed among the Marta Lobby, the Gehry Galleries, and the Lippold Gallery.

The current exhibitions have been extended:

Brigitte Waldach: Shimmer and Shine – until May 24, 2021

Deceptive Images: Playing with Painting and Photography – until August 15, 2021

Unfortunately, guided tours, workshops, and events have been put on hold.

The Marta Shop is open at the same time as the museum. Please note that online orders may currently be subject to some delays.

The kupferbar at Marta is closed for the time being.

Time slots can be reserved online or by phone on +49 (0)5221 994430297 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily).

If you have any queries about visiting Marta, just call us on +49 (0)5221 9944300 or write to

Revised: March 30, 2021, subject to change