Ruhr Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: Zeche Zollverein | Gelsenkirchener Str. 181,45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 45309
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +49020-18845345
  • Fax: +49-020124681460
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Mine, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site , Exhibition , Specialty Museums, Social, Arts

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.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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.

  • 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)

  • Tram line U107 and stop Zollverein

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  • Ruhr Museum Address: Zeche Zollverein | Gelsenkirchener Str. 181,45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 45309
  • Ruhr Museum Contact Number: +49020-18845345
  • Ruhr Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Ruhr Museum Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit Ruhr Museum(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ruhr Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Essen include Ruhr Museum in their plan

  • 57.14% of people start their Ruhr Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ruhr Museum

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

87.27% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ruhr Museum

People normally club together Alte Synagoge and Philharmonie Essen while planning their visit to Ruhr Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Although the building is impressive, I feel it doesn't make fully use of its potential. Some floors are just boring piles of old stuff. Other corners of the museum are surprisingly modern with also a special lighted staircase. You need several hours is your want to visit our all. Also explore the neighbouring grounds.

  • A really awesome experience, so expertly brought to life by the superb English-speaking guide who gave us an invaluable insight into the horrendous working conditions and lives of those who worked there. Well deserved UNESCO status, and very reasonably priced too. Deserves to be promoted much more strongly. Also excellent parking and places to eat and drink on site.

  • Amazing museum. If you have a tight time and want to understand the area history.. This is the right place. The museum design is unique.

  • Fantastic museum looking into the historic coal mining industry in the Ruhr and it's effects on urban history in general, and the regions history in Germany.

  • Great place! The guided tour was awesome!

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