Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art – Discover street art at MUCA

Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA): Exhibitions and information for your visit

The Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art in Munich presents the works of international street art artists on three floors and in a former air-raid shelter ("bunker") right next to the museum.

Adresse und Öffnungszeiten

Hotterstraße 12 , 80331 München

Opening hours

  • Mo closed
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  • We 10:00 - 18:00
  • Th 10:00 - 20:00
  • Fr 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sa 10:00 - 18:00
  • Su 10:00 - 18:00


Die Fassaden des MUCA sind mit großflächigen Kunstwerken verziert

In cooperation with the cultural department and the museums

This article about Munich's museums is sponsored by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and was conceived in cooperation with the State Agency for Non-State Museums in Bavaria. The content has been coordinated between the participating museums and, the official city portal.

Why the MUCA is worth a visit:

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Internationally renowned artists such as Barry-McGee are represented at MUCA, as are new and experimental formats.

The MUCA is Germany's first museum for urban art. It wants to contribute to the historical acknowledgement of the urban street art scene and help to recognize it as an art movement of its own.

What to see? There are alternating exhibitions with the works of renowned, internationally celebrated artists: Currently you can check out the jubilee exhibition "25 Years" and the impressive tape art by Max Zorn.

What's special? The Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art is also an eye-catcher from the outside: The facades of the museum are decorated with large-scale artworks.

25 years of MUCA: Take a look at the jubilee exhibition

The jubilee exhibition "25 Years" takes place on the three floors in the main building: To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the MUCA presents selected works and objects that are representative of the personal passion of the MUCA founding couple and address the epochal and social development of street art and urban art.

Beitrag auf YouTube ansehen.

City Lights – Tape Art by Max Zorn at the MUCA Bunker

In the MUCA Bunker right next to the museum, you can see works by the tape art artist Max Zorn. He uses tape to illuminate fascinating visual worlds that unfold their effect impressively in the extraordinary architecture of the former air-raid shelter (access only with guide).

Diverse art platform with exhibitions about urban art

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The walls of the MUCA are also decorated with large pieces of art

MUCA's philosophy is to function as an open institution for art enthusiasts. Designed as a modern place of encounter, urban and contemporary art meet here and find a platform in the museum landscape. There are "art experience levels" and "mood areas" with internationally known artists as well as new and experimental formats. Among the most popular areas:

  • The walls of the museum: In early September 2022, the MUCA became part of the worldwide "Inside Out" project, initiated by the French artist JR. Many interested citizens had their photos taken on the grounds of the MUCA to participate. The artist's team pasted almost 400 individual portraits on the "MUCA Giant Wall".
  • The MUCA Bunker: The former air-raid shelter from 1941 was converted several times after World War II: It already served as a bunker hotel and a nightclub – and is now an art bunker.
  • The "MUCA Collection": In the MUCA main building, numerous works by renowned, internationally celebrated artists can be seen permanently on three floors. With over 1.200 works and objects, the MUCA Collection is one of the most important collections of urban art in Europe.

MUCA: The most important information at a glance

  • Location: Centrally located between the Frauenkirche and the Asamkirche
  • Museum category: Art museum
  • Children's program: Spray, tag, cut: Let your creativity run wild at the children's workshops
  • Recommended duration of stay: 1 to 2 hours
  • Directions: S-Bahn to Marienplatz or Stachus or U3/U6 to Sendlinger Tor
  • Parking: Pschorr-Garage, City-Parkhaus and underground parking lot Oberanger
  • Website:

Guided tours, workshops and children's program

  • Guided tours: After-work tours, theme tours, family tours, children's tours, private tours
  • For children and teenagers: Graffiti workshops, creative workshop and children's birthday parties
  • Join the MUCA bike tour to learn interesting facts about the history of street art, see artworks by renowned artists and hidden graffiti off the beaten track

Shop and restaurant

After visiting the museum, a selection of art books and prints can be purchased in the museum store. Also, a museum restaurant is located in the building.


  • Adults: 9,00 Euro
  • Reduced: 6,00 Euro
  • Children under 12: free

Digital offers

  • The MUCA website offers a virtual tour of the exhibition spaces
  • In addition, the museum offers workshops, guided tours and interviews via video and podcasts.

Accessibility and offers for people with disabilities

The museum entrance is barrier-free via ramp. However, the building is not fully barrier-free. To discuss individual requirements, please contact the museum in advance.

History of the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art

Die Fassaden des MUCA sind mit großflächigen Kunstwerken verziert

After a one-year renovation, the MUCA opened its doors to the public in 2016 in a former transformer station of Munich's public utility company: Germany's first museum for urban art.

Founded by the two art lovers and spouses Stephanie and Christian Utz, the private museum aims to include urban art into the contemporary art discourse.

Particular emphasis is put on the museum's own collection. MUCA has always aimed to preserve artworks that originate from the ephemeral urban ecosystem. The beginnings of the MUCA collection go back to 1998, and today the MUCA collection includes significant works by artists from the fields of urban and contemporary art.

At a glance

Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA)

Hotterstraße 12
80331 München

Tel: +4989215524310
Fax: +4989215524319

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