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Ruhr Museum

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A blast!

It's a blast! Impressive building and huge structures in very good shape made to good use in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul H
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Sneek, The Netherlands
Worth a Day..

The Coal Washery within Zollverein houses this Museum. Its worth 100% of you time. It walks you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mandy_Mondo
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a blast! Impressive building and huge structures in very good shape made to good use in creative ways. And... a very well composed and interesting collection. We'll be back!

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Coal Washery within Zollverein houses this Museum. Its worth 100% of you time. It walks you through the history of Germany from the time of Roman occupation during 1 century A.D. to religious changes around the Rhine to the world wars and Essen today...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Housed in an old coking plant this well designed museum gives a fascinating inside into the social history of the region. Highlights? The 3D cinema was an amazing immersive experience. The building which is so significant to the story of the Ruhr. The stories of...More

Thank 954MarkG
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Worth a walk around if you are interested in modern history. Some exhibitions cost extra but we enjoyed the museum that explained how the workers also suffered during the war as they were not pro nazi enough.

Thank GeoffreyH654
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Ruhr Museum is located on an old Coal Mine (Zollverein) and has been renovated to incorporate a modern twist whilst still allowing you to see how the coal mine looked. Zollverein is a very large site and there are loads of buildings walk around...More

Thank Charlotte F
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Had an absolutely wonderful afternoon at this amazing attraction which gave a remarkable insight into the working life and horrors of the surface workers. Our English-speaking German guide and his father both worked there, and delivered such a knowledgeable account of the daily grind in...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

My first impression was "wow", with the remains of the industrial buildings and the metal hoist structure. Inside, the museum was a very interesting collection of all kinds of history of the region, mining, geology, and of Germany. We spent more than 3 hours here...More

Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

I arrived by tram to ruhr area, first i walked half hour just watching the industrial machines and toke some pictures. When i went to te museum and paid the enterance 8€. Intrest rised right away when you walk trough old and exiting looking machinery...More

Thank villef2014
Reviewed October 29, 2017

So much more than just a visit to a mine. Full of social history, geology, modern history, etc. We could have spent all day there.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed October 9, 2017

The Ruhr Museum has utilised the grounds of a former mine splendidly, the exhibits are arranged in an unusual way and I loved the staircase simulating the molten lava. Information provided also in English. Really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Tina Q
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