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Ruhr Museum Essen

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Address: Zeche Zollverein | Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 0201 8845345
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Originally we didn't planned to visit this museum, but we were already at the Zollverein - ok let's go. And how happy we were, that we did it. It is an amazing museum, which shows... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Originally we didn't planned to visit this museum, but we were already at the Zollverein - ok let's go. And how happy we were, that we did it. It is an amazing museum, which shows how you can turn from an industrial plant a modern museum. There are different levels, each well organized, and it is absolutely gorgious. We loved... More 

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Zabrze, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was my first visit with friends from Guido Coal Mine Zabrze, and I was very satisfied - the exhibitions are interesting and good organised with big collections. I would like to return there some day to spend more time in this place.

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The ingenuity and vision to turn a huge coal plant into a modern art and museum complex is outstanding. The use of the space and the exhibits are so well done. I appreciate how they were sure to include the human experience is this powerful landscape. A great place to visit.

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Ruhr Museum wasn't on my to-do list in Germany, but I have friends who live in the city of Bochum and they recommended visiting it. I'm glad I made the trip. The Ruhr Museum provides a rich history about the coal mining industry as well as highlights the industrial revolution and showcases the impact on the region. I learned... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Everything about my visit to Ruhr Museum was fantastic. I loved the history, the surreal setting, the pieces on display, the lighting and the beautifully preserved grounds. This museum in an old munitions factory shows you a long and varied history of the local area and Germany. A friend took me here and I was pleasantly surprised as we spent... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Ruhr Museum is a great place to have a rich historical experience. It is not a boring place that only people interested in history would enjoy. It includes a large variety of exhibits and explains how the Ruhr mining area affected the development of the surrounding areas. It has all of the old mining machinery intermixed with modern lighting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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 it is really interactive and fun there. Enjoy it

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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 a research kit with tasks , that actively involves them and intensify their experience. After... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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 dull, they have to resort to everyday meals to fill gaps. Before we even entered... More 

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Hadera, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 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 007 movie…. I'm not fan of museums, but this place is an exceptional one.

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Address: Zeche Zollverein | Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 0201 8845345
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen

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