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Ruhr Museum, Essen

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Housed in a former coal and steel complex, Ruhr Museum provides a rather thorough look at the Ruhr region, including the history of the landscape, culture, religion, sports, and much more. You can also get insight into the life of a coal worker and the process of coal extraction by perusing the permanent exhibition on the coal industry. Though the museum does provide some information in English along the way, pick up an audio guide, which will provide a wealth of information that can enrich your visit. Put Ruhr Museum and other Essen attractions into our Essen family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 on...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Excellent museum on many floors .. really gives you an understanding of this region.
  • I absolutely loved the atmosphere in this museum, and the designers did an astonishing job especially on the prehistoric floor. A brilliant synthesis of modern, industrial and very, very old. Don't expect too much information about the industrial complex itself. There is quite a lot of other stuff and really not a lot, besides the actual old machinery, about the building's own history. Price is a bit steep.
  • As a travel writer I found this museum the most impressive of all the museums I have visited. The exhibits covers all subject beyond the elements of coal, steel and mining industry. It is a portrait of modern mankind that deals with everything from immigration to acculturation,from art to culinary and fusions, from technology to logistics and energy........
  • Not worth viewing, it is actually enough to come around and see the ruins of the complex from ones car. The museum is boring, spare the 8 euros for something else. Don't understand why it is unesco heritage since this is a true representation of what the humanity did worst, worst condition of work, coal caused there and causes elsewhere nowadays health diseases, spoiled and polluted the air and water around.
  • Excellent museum complex! One of the best I've seen.