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Ruhr Museum Essen

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Address: Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | Zeche Zollverein, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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sensational spot inside a world cultural heritage

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... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
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Düsseldorf
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Düsseldorf
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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!!

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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 into a museum, with lively cafeteria. We visited the coal mine in the evening as... More 

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Herndon, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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!!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 climb of 130 steps up to the roof for a spectacular view of Essen area.... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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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 plant plus a sculpture park. There are several ticket options covering different areas. We looked... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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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, several sights in one place. It is a must to visit place!!

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Thailand
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Get more interesting information about coal mind. Nice experience. little bit hard to go there ................

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Guadiaro, Spain
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

The museum is housed in the old mining building and apart from the spectacular venue, the details and information within the museum are well worth a visit. As a World Heritage Site it has to be of good standard and this is the case. Good little cafe on site and totally enjoyable.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

The setting is spectacular as are the items on display. But it would be a great idea to follow the less is more adagium. A bit less to process would be great, especially if this is done in a way that the building and collection get the best out of each other.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This is a nice museum for folks who are interested in the Ruhr region. It covers everything pretty much from the time that the Ruhrgebiet was located on the equator as part of Pangea to the present day. The location within a decommissioned mine building is both fitting and fascinating. We only allowed a couple of hours before embarking on... More 

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