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Ruhr Museum

Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 24681444
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Just awesome museum

My first impression was "wow", with the remains of the industrial buildings and the metal hoist... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Dr-Ing-Dchen
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Machinery made my visit amazing

I arrived by tram to ruhr area, first i walked half hour just watching the industrial machines and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
villef2014
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 201 24681444
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Reviewed 25 March 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
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Reviewed 7 November 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
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Reviewed 29 October 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
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Reviewed 9 October 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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Reviewed 15 April 2017

the ruhr museum inside zeche zollverein is a must which no one will forget. the scenery of an industrial monument combines perfectly with the exhibitions they usually show. great museum people who do a great job!!

1  Thank I710ESthomass
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A few of my colleagues and I recently visited the Ruhr Museum in Essen, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. With the dying of the coal industry in Germany, this coal mine, which at one stage was one of the largest globally, was converted...More

Thank arvind1000
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

This museum is awesome!! The location in the former steel complex was very cool. The story and flow of the museum were fantastic. We learned a lot from our visit. Two teenage daughters were also very impressed. Excellent!!! Thanks!!

Thank hernfam
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site at an old steel mill complete with gigantic rusted machines in beautiful decay amongst museum artifacts. Start your visit up a steep, glowing orange escalator to the front entrance. Pay the entrance fee and start your visit with a...More

Thank coolcatToronto
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I visited the Ruhr Museum in Essen during a recent trip to visit relatives in Duisburg. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is VAST, consisting of 3 main industrial areas (A, B & C) covering the mine, workshops and coking...More

1  Thank Richard_Harpum
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

You can spend a lot of time here. Shows many things about the history of the surrounding area about the Ruhr. Furthermore everything is shown in a mine factory and you see how big and how incredible was the work here. Lot of interactive parts,...More

Thank Kozma T
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