St. Cecilia's Church (Cäcilienkirche, Colognian pronunciation: [tsɪnˈtsila]) is one of the twelve Romanesque churches in Cologne’s old city, maintained by the Foundation of Romanesque Churches in Cologne. The present building, little changed since its inception, dates from 1130-60. Since 1956, the church has been the home of the Schnütgen Museum for medieval art.
The floorplan of Saint Cecilia's is that of a simple, three-aisled church without towers or transepts. The southernmost aisle and the centre of the nave end in a rounded apse. The northern aisle ends in an apse used as a sacristy, built in 1479. In the upper choir of the middle aisle are frescoes, difficult to see clearly, that were damaged during world war two. The original, arched wooden roof in the middle aisle remains on the site. and the tympanum dates from 1160, which can be viewed as part of the museum’s collection. A copy of it can be seen from outside, at the north entrance.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
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|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Susannah Wight | Mar 1, 2018
Superb collection but disappointed in officious staff who follow one around, seem to think elderly single women will vandalise objects on display. Also v uncomfortable not to be allowed to take handbags in. Stupid policy as more likely to knock something by accident if hands are full than if we can put objects in a small bag.
DAVID SNYDER | Dec 9, 2017
Excellent collection in a beautiful setting.
George Bouras | Sep 12, 2017
Mastercard is apparently too unusual a payment method for this museum. I had no cash, so was turned away.
Max Hill | Jul 22, 2016
Well worth the price of admission (which wasn't high anyway), this is a well curated collection in a beautiful setting. Impressive display of stained glass.
David Sarkies | Aug 2, 2016
Great museum dedicated to religious art. Awesome collection.
Ti Ti | Apr 29, 2018
Really nice small museum on religious art from the Middle Ages. The stained glasses are beautifully presented. Realy nice to visit.
John Strylowski | May 17, 2018
A truly outstanding collection of Medieval art, comparable to the holdings of the Metropolitan Museum. If you have any interest in Medieval art, this museum is not to be missed.
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