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Transformer station Recklinghausen

In Recklinghausen's transformer station the "Power and life" museum, with 2,000 sqm of exhibition space, takes its visitors on a journey through time to explain the history of electricity. As a key attraction on the Route of Industrial Heritage the transformer station is not only a major industrial monument but also a fascinating place of interest in the Ruhr area.

Whilst in 1900 power was still a luxury item, today it is taken for granted. The history of electricity dates back to the ancient world. Presented in the museum is the discovery of magnetism and the first scientific principles up to the practical application of these to generate power.

In the historic part of Recklinghausen transformer station it is also explained how electricity can be technically distributed. Hands-on experiments to generate power, an old tram, an electric piano, a cinema and many small and large objects encourage you to have a go and be amazed. Recklinghausen transformer station is therefore a particularly enjoyable destination for family outings in the Ruhr area.

Further information

Umspannwerk Recklinghausen

Uferstraße 2 - 4
45663 Recklinghausen
Tel.: +49 (0)2361 38 22 16
Fax: +49 (0)2361 38 22 15
E-Mail: info(at)umspannwerk-recklinghausen.de

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June, July and August: also Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Entrance fees:
Adults 4 €
Reduced 2,50 €