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Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry

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Address: Grubenweg 5 | Bövinghausen, 44388 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 231 6961111
10:00 - 18:00
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Good to see, loved spending time here, not sure it is much good as a family day out

Old refurbished mine with lots of static displays to spend an hour or two looking at. Kids would be bored in an hour I guess, and very little in English, but hey it's not... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Old refurbished mine with lots of static displays to spend an hour or two looking at. Kids would be bored in an hour I guess, and very little in English, but hey it's not England. I loved it. Nice restaurant as well, says open into the evening.

Thank Alan G
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you love industrial art, like I do, this really is the place to be. It is a great experience to walk around in the various buildings and to see the exhibitions. Interestingly, one of the buildings was designed in art deco style. The volunteers are very friendly and take the time to tell about the history of the Ruhr... More 

Thank BartvK
Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We are lucky to have the opportunity to get a feeling for how life was like for steel workers, some of Germany´s heroes in the "Economic Miricle". The steelworks is well explained on various boards on the site and the staff are very helpful. Good brochures are available which explain the various steel making processes. A unique experience for adults... More 

Thank Michael L
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6 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This museum is a lovingly renovated industrial monument. It is a very authentic witness from the time were industrial buildings have been not only functional. Very nice the Jugendstil entrance portal. Very suitable for families (even on the financial side).

Thank Udo D
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Beautiful location, genuine industrial history, very authentic, carefully restored, very suitable for families.

Thank matthew835
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We came here with 3 generations of our family. Grandparents, parents and two grandchildren (5 and 7 years). It was a great outing that offered something for everyone. The Museum is very hands-on and allows the children to experience life in the mines in Germany and for the older generations there is so much history you can brush up on... More 

Thank Nora G
Tucson, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It was a bit hard to get to - had to take the U bahn and then a bus, but the place was very impressive. The facilities were well built and they showed the glory of the industry era. Many of stations were interactions so I'm sure kids would enjoy them. Most of the exhibits were in German only so... More 

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Soest, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This compound is a lovely looking place. A park with trees and some building around it. In the buildings the exhibition is very well done. It takes you thru time and nostalgia. Gives you a more than fantastic impression of what and how it works in mining. Once outside you can climb up on one of the towers. Very impressive... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Zollern II/IV Colliery is located in the northwestern of Dortmund, Germany. Zollern in was build in 1898 as a model colliery. The architecture and state-of-the-art technology support the transition of Gothic-revival to Art Nouveau and the industrialization of the early 1900s. The exhibition is quite interesting. Some of the signs are in English and some historical photos come with... More 

Thank Buthic
Hannover, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

An informative and interesting museum covering the history of mining in Dortmund . Great historical industrial architecture. Especially the exhibition about the working and living conditions of the miners is great. Unfortunately I can't remember seeing any signs in English .

Thank Inkomo

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