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Ruhr Museum, Essen
(4.3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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 museum consists of several areas that you can visit, for an additional fee, all for € 10.0-. We opted for the standard areas. On the top floor you can admire a 360-degree film which is not much. A few stairs higher to get on the panorama with views of the city of Essen. On the lower floor especially many photos from the history of the Ruhr area. If you really want to know what measurement on this area you better books with a tour guide. The walk around the complexes is a must.
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  • Are a good read too much detail is also one hour I can be around with getting around slowly around if you'd like to time Yu. Exhibits in the coal mining equipment posted for more information or the old history are exhibited in other coal mines. Explain that Germany, because major slowly looking at exhibits I think.
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  • 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) cov...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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........
  • Excellent museum complex! One of the best I've seen.
  • Worth a visit. I like especially the photos in the exhibition. Time schedule and a guided visit, or at least an audio guide rental.
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