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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Essen, Germany
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Essen, Germany
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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.

Thank Foody1991
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Visit to Zollverein Coal Mine is incomplete without Ruhr Museum. Really great artifacts in both permanent and temporary museum. The approach to the museum is amazing

Thank abayoka
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Ruhr museum is set in an amazing building - the large open spaces and brightly lit staircases are impressive. There are many exhibitions about the culture of this region. Exhibits include fossils, stuffed animals, old manuscripts, modern photography, and a collection of various items which give a feel of life in the post-war years as mining became less important... More 

Thank ViridianCityCrew
Budapest, Hungary
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1,182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
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 

Thank 545medva
Zabrze, Poland
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Morgaine_Tudor
Moscow, Russia
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49 reviews
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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.

Thank Sheila J
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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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 

Thank Aaliyah M
Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
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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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22 reviews
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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 

Thank Nathan S
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24 reviews
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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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