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FrauenMediaTurm - Feministist Archive and Library

At the FrauenMediaTurm (FMT) we have made it our task to collect gender history and make it visible in order to preserve it for future generations. As a Feminist Movement archive, we want to contribute to keep important contemporary documents and publications from the Radical Women's Movement of the 19th Century, through the so-called New Women's Movement of the 1970s, to the present day.
The medieval Bayenturm is also open to anyone interested in doing research. We offer regular guided tours and other services.


FrauenMediaTurm - Feministist Archive and Library

Opening Times & Contact

Your Contact

Bayenturm 2
50678 Köln

Phone number
+49 (0) 221/931 881-0
+49 (0) 221/931 881-88
Opening hours
Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
A registration in advance is generally desired.
Our holdings

Our unique holdings are mostly searchable online and include over 8,000 photos, flyers, posters, records and buttons as well as round about 74,000 text documents: Feminist newspapers and magazines, grey literature and a unique chronological press collection from 1964-1994. The collection focuses on the social development of equal rights from 1971 onwards, the historical Women's Movement from the 19th Century to 1933, Feminist German-language publications from the beginning of 1970 onwards, as well as partly out-of-print historical publications and estates of Women's Rights Activists. We archive material on trailblazing and role-breaking women in politics, culture, literature, business, science or sports - as well as on the emancipation of women in all circumstances.

In addition, our media portal offers memories of pioneers from all areas of society in the form of audio and video clips such as radio broadcasts, event recordings and the Herstory project "Feminist Pioneers" realised by the FMT with filmed interviews.