Culture at the University of Münster

Want to enjoy culture and creativity during your studies? The University of Münster is home to numerous cultural groups which actively enrich student life on campus and in the city with concerts, theatre productions and many other formats. Cultural enthusiasts can find inspiration at the city’s museums, public parks and the Studiobühne (Studio Stage). The Cultural Directory contains a list of all known cultural groups, theatres, museums and parks. If you have any questions about campus culture or have ideas for new cultural endeavours, the Kulturbüro at the University Curatorial Office will be happy to assist you. The Rectorate has established the WWU Cultural Fund to support cultural activities on campus.

Information about the Cultural Fund [de]

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Museums and collections

Research, teaching and education are not only confined to the lecture halls, libraries and laboratories of the University of Münster. Many institutes maintain collections for purposes of research and teaching, some of which are internationally renowned. Four of these collections, two museums and two gardens, are currently open to the public.

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The Münster University of Music is a major cultural driver in the region. The WWU is home to over 25 choirs, orchestras and bands in which students of all faculties share their love for music and enrich the cultural life on campus and in the city. The WWU Cultural Directory offers an overview.

© WWU - Peter Grewer

Performance and text

For those who love the written and spoken word, the University of Münster offers numerous cultural opportunities – from Lecture Hall Slams to the English Drama Group to the blog of the Cultural Proletarians. And because the podium cannot hold so much creative energy, the University operates the Studiobühne, one of five university theatres in Germany.

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Monuments, contemporary sculptures, paintings and graphic art – we invite you to take a closer look at the intriguing artworks displayed on campus. The WWU art collections are supervised by the University Curatorial Office. With the establishment of the “Artothek”, it supports the faculties and administration with furnishing the representative rooms of the University.


If you're interested in art, culture and history and would like to get to know the University from a different perspective, join us on a tour of discovery! We offer various art-historical tours on campus and through the University buildings and facilities.



The Kulturbüro (Cultural Office) supports cultural groups at the University of Münster with all matters. Every semester it publishes the magazine "UniKunstKultur", highlighting cultural life on campus. The latest news and information is posted on various social media platforms via @wwukultur.