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Ruhr Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interesting museum

The entrance fee is 8 euros for adultes and 5 euro for students. If you are interested in the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2014
Beate B
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Little expectation, mega pleasure

The Ruhrmuseum is a place that can keep busy a whole family, including young children, half a day... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2014
LilianaS287
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181 | UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

The entrance fee is 8 euros for adultes and 5 euro for students. If you are interested in the industrial development of this area you should definitely go and spend a nice afternoon. You will need around 4 hours to have a whole tour and...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Ruhrmuseum is a place that can keep busy a whole family, including young children, half a day at least. It is interesting from its content especially for the foreign tourist because it offers explenataions in English aside to German. Children get at the entrance...More

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank LilianaS287
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Yes, it had some pretty lights running throughout. But ultimately, was this a very interesting museum? The answer to that would be a no. One of the items on exhibition was a bowl of soup. That sums it all up to me - it's so...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Anonymouse_10
Reviewed 25 February 2014

As I see it, the site itself is an attraction. Walking around the huge buildings - the coal yard facilities and the power plant makes you understand the transaction the energy industry has witnessed. The scale is impressive, an ideal place to shoot the next...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Noam F
Reviewed 11 November 2013

The Ruhr Museum is huge and covers so many matters that a quick visit will easily take four hours. The building is wonderful to walk around and although it's a long way up, the view from the roof - at 45m high - is worth...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

The museum focuses not only on the mining industry, but also on the area's place in history. There's a bit of a mixture and I think most people would find something interesting here. It's over 3 main floors and about 50% of the info given...More

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 20 October 2013

are the dominant colours of the Ruhr Museum. Orange is the colour of hot steel, black the colour of coal. Rem Kohlhaas has chosen these colours in the redesign of old coal plant of the Zeche Zollverein into a museum. The exhibition areas are thus...More

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank xandiK
Reviewed 11 September 2013

My Dad was a coal miner so this was a must on our tour of the Ruhr Valley. For 14 euro you get a ticket that covers most of the site which is enormous. So much machinery and history has been preserved. The coking plant...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank HolidayGB
Reviewed 22 August 2013

HUGE museum, really smartly designed....nice tying together of the history, science, and culture of the region in such a visually and sensorial amazing way. Plan to spend a whole day easily. Difficult to find, and signage could be much better, and snack stand staff could...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank talloneish
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Unless you are totally interested in mining and such, this may not be for you. The environment (and the admission area) is as cold as the mine area. To go in the museum you have first to go up the elevator (something like 5 stories...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank robert43041
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