Ruhr Museum Essen, Essen

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Ruhr Museum Essen, Essen - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Zeche Zollverein | Gelsenkirchener Str. 181,45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Phone: +49020-18845345

Ticket Price: 8 EUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Located within former coal washing plant of Zollverein Coal Mine complex, this museum is one of the top places of interest within the industrial complex. At present, the museum has an extensive collection of historical, archeological and geological information that were collected by the former Ruhr land museum of Essen.

In the permanent exhibition section of the museum, you get to see exclusive information that tells you about the historical background of the industrial regions of the world. This section was developed by the Stuttgart office HG Merz. This entire section has been further divided into four levels. You can reach to these levels through the outdoor escalator.

Ruhr Museum Essen Information

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

Ruhr Museum Essen Ticket Prices

Ruhr Museum Permanent Exhibition

  • Adult - 8€
  • Reduced - 5 €

Ruhr Museum Gallery Exhibition

  • Adults- 3 €
  • Concessions - 2€

Ruhr Museum permanent, special and gallery exhibition and Portal of Industrial Heritage (coal washing plant completely)

  • Adult - 10€
  • Reduced - 7€
  • Children under 17 years of age – free
  • For combined ticket, visit the official website.
  • Ticket for group tours, visit the official website.

Ruhr Museum Essen Opening and Closing Hours

  • Individual Group Tours (maximum 20 people) – 10:15 am and 4:15 pm (daily)
  • Public Tour – 10:30 am (Monday to Friday), 2:00 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

How To reach Ruhr Museum Essen by Public Transport

  • Tram line U107 and stop Zollverein

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  • This is a superb experience. Maybe not for very small children. It is a total steam punk paradise. Nice and weird subject: the region it lies in, in all it's aspects. You must have interest in old factories and nostalgic technology. Else it's not for you. You will see large halls of ancient machinery used to separate dirt from coal. Plus a view upon what the region has and had. I wouldn't not go on the guided tour: it takes two hours and half an hour would have been enough for the tour. The museum however, is gigantic. It takes almost all day just to walk through it. A walk around the buildings, as described on the available map, is highly recommended.

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  • The exterior was interesting & the interior was designed well. However, I can't recommend the interior to families. I was asked to leave for nursing my four month old daughter! I was sent to a stairwell to nurse since the museum employee claimed my daughter could not have food or drink while I sat at a bench in the museum (away from exhibits). In the United States my right to breastfeed my child in public is protected. I thought Germany was more progressive and supportive of families. I'm incredibly disappointed in the museum's treatment of new mothers and families.

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  • Great content, cheap entrance, definitely worth the visit.

  • Spent most of the day here, firstly choosing to wander around the hugh grounds and then ducking into the Ruhr museum. Lots to see, not to mention the industrial architecture photography possibilities.

  • 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.

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