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Welcome to the city museum of Trier!

The City Museum Simeonstift in Trier shows art and cultural treasures from the Middle Ages to well into the 21th century. The exhibition is founded on a collection of valuable donations made by well-known citizens of the city. The artefacts on display are divided into a variety of sections, including paintings, sculptures, arts and crafts, Coptic textiles, furniture and small Oriental plastic art forms.

Practical Information

The focal point of the permanent exhibition revolves around the history of the city of Trier. Regularly changing special exhibitions are dedicated to Trier’s native artists or to topics associated with the city. The collection is housed in the Roman building of the Collegiate of St. Simeon, which originates from the 11th century and is directly adjacent to the Porta Nigra. Also worthy of note is the building itself, which boasts one of the oldest and rarely preserved two-storey cloisters. The admission price includes an audio guide (D/E/F/NL), also available as an audio guided tour for children (D).

Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The museum is closed on Mondays.

Admission fees

  • Admission 5.50 €, reduced 4 €
  • Groups (min. of 10) 4 € per person
  • Families (2 adults and children) 9 €
  • Admission free for children to the age of 10
  • School classes with teachers 1 € per person
  • Reduced fee with Trier-Card 25%
  • Every first Sunday of the month only 1 € per person

Fees for guided tours

  • School classes 3 € per pupil
  • Guided tour in English for private groups (advance booking required) 60 € plus reduced admission fee per person
  • To book a guided tour, contact us by e-mail or by telephone at +49 (0)651 718-1452.


The Stadtmuseum is situated next to the Porta Nigra in the Romanesque Simeonstift building. A ten minutes’ walk from the main station, bus stops (Porta Nigra & Simeonstiftplatz) for all city buses as well as multi-storey and underground car parks are all located in the vicinity.


The disabled accessible entrance to the Museum is via “Brunnenhof”. A lift in the central stairwell provides unobstructed access to all areas of the Museum. Disabled toilets are located in the basement (accessible via lift).


Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier
Simeonstr. 60
54290 Trier

Phone: +49 (0)651 718-1459
Fax: +49 (0)651 718-1458


The 3G rule currently applies to visits to the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier and its events. Visiting our museum is possible without prior registration. Access for people with current proof of vaccination, convalescent status or current negative certified rapid antigen test or PCR test. Proof of vaccination, proof of recovery and corona tests are checked before entering the museum. Masks are not compulsory wherever there is a check on the vaccination status or the test at the entrance (for 3G, 2G or 2Gplus). In our museum educational offers, masks are still compulsory for participants, supervisors and tour guides. Please note the instructions and information on site.


The history of Trier

Some 900 objects from 2,000 years of town history await visitors on 1,000 square metres of exhibition space. Donations from citizens of Trier formed the point of departure for this collection, and the various sections on the town’s history are accordingly diverse. Spread throughout the northern and eastern wings of the museum, they include paintings and sculptures, porcelain and textiles, but also an outstanding collection of Eastern Asian objects, all providing insight into Trier’s economic, political and cultural past.

A magical Christmas time

November 19 – January 8, 2023

When it gets colder and darker outside, there is nothing better than finding a cozy place to read and listen to stories. Many associate this with Advent and the Christmas season. There are many stories to discover in the cabinet exhibition “A magical Christmas time” in the City Museum of Trier. Not just on the artworks.