Ikonen-Museum Recklinghausen

Exhibitions & Museums

Opened in 1956, the Ikonen-Museum in Recklinghausen invites its visitors on a journey through the pictorial world of Eastern church art.

It houses more than 5,000 icons, embroideries, miniatures, woodwork and metalwork from Russia, Greece and other countries of the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean. The permanent exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of the various themes and stylistic developments of icon painting from the early 14th to the early 20th century.