Private tours + Activities

Looking for a unique program for a family birthday? Or a memorable surprise for your office party? Book a very special event at Marta that people will remember for years to come!

You can all enjoy a private tour of the exhibitions, explore the museum outside regular hours, or get creative together in a workshop of your choice. All the activities listed here can be booked for up to 10 people.

One of our knowledgeable art educators will accompany you through the current exhibition to give you additional insight into the works on display.

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: 70 Euro plus exhibition admission

Have a guide show you around Frank Gehry’s stunning museum project Marta Herford, and learn some fascinating details about this spectacular building.

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: 70 Euro plus exhibition admission

Stuck for choice? Why not do the double – a tour of the current exhibition and the architectural tour?

Duration: 90 minutes
Price: 100 Euro plus exhibition admission

As well as German, all tours are available in English, Dutch or Polish. Advance booking required.

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: 100 Euro plus exhibition admission

Tour of the architecture or exhibition
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: 35 Euro per group plus exhibition admission per person (up to 10 people)

Combined tour of the architecture and exhibition
Duration: 90 minutes
Price: 45 Euro per group plus exhibition admission per person (up to 10 people)

We’re sorry, but this activity isn’t available during the pandemic.
Barrier-free dialogue with cake and a hot drink in the Kupferbar café at Marta – a special tour for people with dementia and their caregivers.

Duration: 90 minutes
Ticket 10 Euro (including admission, coffee and cake)
Up to 10 people (including caregivers)

These tours have been specially devised for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. The galleries and the works of art they contain are explained using detailed descriptions.

Price: 60 Euro per group (including exhibition admission)

Having toured the exhibition, how about channeling your inspiration into your own art? You can try your hand at various techniques in the Marta studio with guidance from one of our art educators.

Prices 1.5 hours for 100 Euro; 2.5 hours for 175 Euro, 3 hours for 200 Euro and 5 hours for 350 Euro (plus exhibition admission per person; there may be a surcharge depending on the materials used.)

We recommend no more than 8 people per group.

Further information:

Tel 05221.99 44 30-0
(Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm)

Bookings are taken by email ( or by phone on +49 (0)5221 9944300.


Tours start from 11 a.m. (schools and kindergartens 9 a.m.), with the last tour at 5 p.m. Private tours outside regular opening times are subject to a surcharge of €45 per 30 minutes and group (doesn’t apply to schools or kindergartens).



Meeting point: Marta lobby

Up to 10 participants per tour. If your group is larger, please book multiple tours . Up to two tours can take place at the same time.

By the way, our staff are booked individually for each appointment. If you’re delayed for any reason, please let us know without delay by calling +49 (0)5221 9944300.

Please book at least five working days in advance. We try to reply to all inquiries within one working day (Tuesday to Friday). We look forward to welcoming you!

All tour participants must pay the applicable admission fee (see admission prices). The cancellation fee is 80% for cancellations within 3 calendar days before the planned event and 100% on the actual day. Please note that if workshops are delayed due to late arrival, there is a surcharge of 15% for each quarter of an hour of this delay. After an hour’s wait, the tour will be canceled outright (a shorter version is not possible) and the guide will leave.

Revised: December 2020. We reserve the right to make alterations.