The Ruhr Museum opened in the year of the Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 in the former coal washery in the Zollverein colliery in Essen. In its permanent exhibition on three levels it relates the entire natural and cultural history of the Ruhr area.
The Ruhr Museum has already become one of the top places of interest in the Metropolis Ruhr and is included as a tour highlight for many group tours and coach trips through the Ruhr area. Visitors experiencing the Ruhr area on a city break and who wish to learn find all important information on the region in the Ruhr Museum in a concise and easily comprehensible presentation.
It does not consider itself to be a traditional industrial museum but a remembrance and display window to the new Metropolis Ruhr. A major role in this is the location on the Zollverein World Heritage Site. The regional museum boasts extensive collections on geology, archaeology, history, and photography.
Zollverein A 14 (Schacht XII, Kohlenwäsche)
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
Tel.: +49 (0)201 24681444
Fax: +49 (0)201 24681460
Monday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Adults 8 €
Reduced 5 €
Children until 14 years free
Information on guided tours through the Ruhr Museum can be found here.