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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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+49 201 24681444
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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One of the best!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Herndon, VA
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Herndon, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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!!

Thank hernfam
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank coolcatToronto
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Richard_Harpum
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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!!

Thank Kozma T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Palm K
Guadiaro, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

Thank pavakeal
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

Thank Adamgraffiti
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Robert R
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

This museum has many standard items associated with mines, such as minerals and fossils, which nevertheless remain interesting. This museum has some extra special things on display though, particularly an 18-million year old calcified mushroom ('Becherschwamm'). In addition there is a human-historic part with stuff from WWII, mining equipment, and somewhat older items.

Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I've been there multiple times and it is still fascinating each time. It offers a lot of history all around Essen as well as Germany itself. Take you cam with you, there's a lot you might wanna keep for another while.

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