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Ruhr Museum | Nature, culture, history of the Ruhr area

Nature, Culture and history of the Ruhr Area

UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ruhr Museum
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Mon–Sun
10am–6pm
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Adults: 10 €, Reduced: 7 €,
Children / young people under 18 and
Pupils / students under 25 years: free admission
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An orange-glowing staircase and 6,000 exhibits in a spectacular industrial setting: The Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition at the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site shows the fascinating natural and cultural history of one of the world's largest industrial regions.

The Regional Museum of the Ruhr Area shows in its permanent exhibition the entire natural and cultural history of the region from the formation of coal over 300 million years ago to today's structural change to the Ruhr metropolis. Visitors follow the former path of the coal and descend deeper and deeper from the present into the history of the Ruhr region. Over three levels, they pass through windowless bunkers, huge industrial machines, raw concrete walls and conveyor belts. In between, 6,000 exhibits show in often fascinating detail how a formerly agricultural region developed into Europe's largest coal and steel production area and then became the Metropole Ruhr.

MORE DETAILED INFO ON THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION

The staircase of the Ruhr Museum bathed in orange light.
Impression from the permanent exhibition on the 17-meter level Mythos Ruhrgebiet
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Skeleton of a mammoth in the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Aufnahme aus der Dauerausstellung des Ruhr Museums.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
The staircase of the Ruhr Museum bathed in orange light.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
View of the central corridor on the 6-meter level of the permanent exhibition.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Photograph from the Ruhr Museum's permanent exhibition.
Exhibition flyer

All information about the permanent exhibition at a glance can also be downloaded here in the flyer

Exhibition flyer (PDF)