Opening hours and information

Please note: To visit the museum, a certificate is required to proof that you are vaccinated, recently tested or have recovered from a COVID-19 infection.

Opening hours


September until June
Tuesday to Sunday

10am to 5pm

July and August
Monday to Sunday

10am to 5pm

National Archives

(after registration)
Monday to Friday
8.30am to 12.30pm

Monday to Thursday
2pm to 4.30pm

Administration Office

Monday to Friday
10am to 12 noon

Monday to Thursday
2pm to 4pm

Special holiday opening hours 2021
Friday, 01.01.2021
New Year’s Day: 1pm – 5pm

Wednesday, 06.01.2021
Epiphany: 10am – 5pm

Monday, 15.02.2021
Shrove Monday: closed

Tuesday, 16.02.2021
Shrove Tuesday: 10am – 5pm

Friday, 02.04.2021
Good Friday: 10am – 5pm

Sunday, 04.04.2021
Easter Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Monday, 05.04.2021
Easter Monday: 10am – 5pm

Saturday, 01.05.2019
May Day: 10am – 5pm

Thursday, 13.05.2021
Ascension Day: 10am – 5pm

Sunday, 23.05.2021
Whit Sunday (Pentecost): 10am – 5pm

Monday, 24.05.2021
Whit Monday (Pentecost): 10am – 5pm

Thursday, 03.06.2021
Corpus Christi: 10am – 5pm

Sunday, 15.08.2021
Feast of the Assumption of Mary: 10am -6pm

Sunday, 03.10.2021
German Unity Day: 10am – 5pm

Monday, 01.11.2021
All Saints’ Day: 10am – 5pm

Friday, 24.12.2021
Christmas Eve: closed

Saturday, 25.12.2021
Christmas Day: closed

Sunday, 26.12.2021
Boxing Day: 10am – 5pm

Friday, 31.12.2021
New Year’s Eve: 10am – 2pm

Saturday, 01.01.2022
New Year’s Day: 1pm – 5pm


Café Wahnfried

Winter break
from October 30, 2023 to February 29, 2024

Richard-Wagner-Straße 48 – next door to Wahnfried House
95444 Bayreuth
+49 921 7572829

Café Wahnfried, located in the former gardeners’ cottage, can also be used for events outside the museum’s opening hours!

Admission charges

Adults 10 €
Students 8 €
“Blue Hour” from 4pm
(September to June)
8 €
Admission per person from 10 people
8 €
Annual Membership
40 €
Combi-card (valid for one week after purchase)
for one entrance each to the Richard Wagner Museum, Franz Liszt Museum and Jean Paul Museum
11 €


Upon presentation of valid identification – only valid for admission to the museum.


Children and adolescents under the age of 18

School groups accompanied by max. 2 teachers

Companion of a disabled person

Participants of the Bayreuth Festival

Holders of a Bavarian volunteers card (Bayerische Ehrenamtskarte)

Members of the German Museum Association

Press representatives

Media guide and special exhibitions

The media guide is included in the entrance fee. It is available in German, English or French against a deposit at the ticket counter.

Special exhibitions are included in the admission price.

Gift vouchers

You can purchase a gift voucher for admission to the museum as an attractive gift at the museum ticket counter.

House rules

Dear Visitors,

To safeguard our exhibits and the museum facilities, and in the interests of all concerned, we would like to draw your attention to our house rules. These house rules are binding for all visitors. By entering the museum buildings, you acknowledge these rules. We would like you to enjoy your visit to the full, and therefore ask you to observe the following rules.

House Rules

You can read the house rules here.


The Richard Wagner Museum has full disabled access with one exception: the western mezzanine floor in Wahnfried House can unfortunately only be accessed by means of a circular staircase, due to the structure of the building.

Disabled access to the new building with the ticket counter, shop and special exhibition area is to the right of the main entrance. The permanent exhibition area, cinema and a disabled access toilet are located on the lower ground floor of the new building and can be reached by elevator.

From the new building, you can access the lower ground floor of Wahnfried House directly by elevator. Here, there is also a disabled access toilet. The upper floors may be reached by means of another elevator. In addition, Wahnfried House has a disabled access side entrance to the left, on the same side as Siegfried Wagner House.

Access to Siegfried Wagner House is by ramp, straight up to the front entrance. Alternatively, you will also find a disabled access entrance opposite the side entrance of Wahnfried House.

Our staff are also happy to assist you with any questions you might have.

Parking facilities

Near the museum.