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The Archiepiscopal Diocesan Museum

The Archiepiscopal Diocesan Museum
The Archiepiscopal Diocesan Museum, Paderborn

The museum houses a comprehensive collection of sacral art from the 10th to the 20th century. This comprises approximately 6,000 exhibits in the exhibition rooms. An extraordinarily important exhibit is the Madonna belonging to Bishop Imad of Paderborn (1051/1058), which is one of the oldest depictions of the Madonna on the Throne in the occidental arts. The remarkable collection of sculptures comprises medieval pictures and excellent examples of Westphalian sculptures in the Baroque style, such as the 1736 festive Libori altar.

The Cathedral's treasury, in the medieval vault of the former Bishop's palace, accommodates liturgical instruments, relics and other creations of clerical treasure arts.

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am - 6pm. First Wednesday of the month 10am - 8pm.

Admission: 3 € Adults, 6 € Family Card.

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Address: Markt 17, 33098 Paderborn
Tags: Paderborn, Sacral Art, Museum

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Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district. The name of the city derives from the river Pader, which originates in more than 200 springs near Paderborn Cathedral, where St. Liborius is buried.

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