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Ruhr Museum, Essen

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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  • 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...  read more »
  • I actually went out by an emphasis on the history of the industry, but that was not the case. A majority went over the Ruhr region, houses about fossils and prehistoric exhibits. The photo exhibit was very interesting and has really enhanced our visit, otherwise I would have been very disappointed.
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  • 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 w...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Great location, much is probably still intact in the original, very nicely done. There inside a cafe and a museum book shop. I took me there a small photo exhibition, which was very nicely done. At the time, the directions by building work around the Bill is Zollverein somewhat complicated everywhere to find out. We have searched longer for a public toilet. We found only a café which is open morning, according to demand.
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