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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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One of my favourite museums in the world

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 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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Secret
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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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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The Ruhr Museum is huge and covers so many matters that a quick visit will easily take four hours. The building is wonderful to walk around and although it's a long way up, the view from the roof - at 45m high - is worth the climb. There is a reasonable amount of information in English for those that don't... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The museum focuses not only on the mining industry, but also on the area's place in history. There's a bit of a mixture and I think most people would find something interesting here. It's over 3 main floors and about 50% of the info given is also translated into English. I paid €8 for a basic entry, which didn't include... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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75 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

are the dominant colours of the Ruhr Museum. Orange is the colour of hot steel, black the colour of coal. Rem Kohlhaas has chosen these colours in the redesign of old coal plant of the Zeche Zollverein into a museum. The exhibition areas are thus located in the machine rooms of the old coal plant. The scenography was well integrated... More 

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Nottinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

My Dad was a coal miner so this was a must on our tour of the Ruhr Valley. For 14 euro you get a ticket that covers most of the site which is enormous. So much machinery and history has been preserved. The coking plant is a owner in itself and we spent ages wandering around it then going into... More 

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