Städtisches Museum (Municipal museum)

Galerie im Centrum

On the ground floor of the Centrum, the city of Wesel created the municipal museum Wesel in 1975 - Galerie im Centrum and the treasury.

The gallery regularly shows four to five changing exhibitions primarily from regional artists as well as those who deal with the topic of the Lower Rhine. The Niederrheinische Kunstverein Wesel e. V. also has exhibitions here. A special room houses the treasury with the valuable late medieval panel paintings from the Wesel artists and the Lower Rhine late medieval masters. The court image from Derick Baegert (1493/94) can be viewed here, among others. Furthermore, there are also works from Jan Baegert, Joos van Cleve and Bartholomäus Bruyn. In addition to this, the comprehensive collection of historic Wesel silver from the 16th to 20th century will be shown.

Furthermore, regular historic exhibitions are shown with reference to city and regional topics. The historic exhibitions occur in cooperation with the Wesel city archives.

Opening hours during exhibitions
tuesday - friday10:30 - 18:30
saturday10.00 - 13.00
sunday11.00 - 17.00
mondays and bank holidaysclosed

Schill department

Museum to remember the eleven Schill'schen Officers

In 1809, 11 Prussian officers were shot in Wesel, because they had joined a resistance from the Prussian Major Ferdinand von Schill against Napoleon. After their imprisonment in Stalsund, they were brought to fortress in Wesel that belonged to the Prussian Empire at the time and sentenced. The officers were kept in the main gate building of the citadel until they were shot on September 16, 1809.

In the casemates of the citadel main gate, the authentic place of their imprisonment, documentation shows the background and connections of the former events.

To remember the eleven officers on their day of execution, a monument was created on March 31, 1835 at the place of their execution on the Lippe meadow according to the designs by Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

Opening hours
1. April -  30. September:wednesday 13.00 - 17.00
thursday - sunday 11.00 - 17.00
1. Oktober -  31. Marchsaturday & sunday 11.00 - 17.00
Closedchristmas eve / 1. Christmas day / new year's eve / new year
Open at all other state-wide bank holidays, incl. monday

 

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