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The Ruhr Museum on the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site

An orange-glowing staircase, a spectacular industrial backdrop and over 6,000 exhibits: the permanent exhibition "Nature, Culture and History of the Ruhr Area" in the Ruhr Museum on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein shows the fascinating natural and cultural history of one of the largest industrial regions in the world. In addition, special exhibitions on Ruhr topics are shown regularly.


Our English website is under construction. Here you will find the most important information. Enjoy your stay.

Opening hours

Mon–Sun 10am–6pm

24., 25. and 31.12. closed



Children and young people under 18 as well as pupils and students under 25 are admitted free of charge.


Ruhr Museum permanent exhibition 
with Portal of Industrial Heritage and panorama roof
Adults: € 10, reduced: € 7


Ruhr Museum temporary exhibition
Adults: € 10 , reduced: € 7


Ruhr Museum Gallery
Adults € 5 , reduced € 4

Book ticket 

Temporary exhibition

The Emscher. Pictorial History of a River

Exhibition offers in English

Audio guide APP permanent exhibition 
Free of charge
Available during opening hours
Duration: 1.5 hours – 2 hours

Audio guide APP to the temporary exhibition, 12 metre level
Free of charge
Available during opening hours
Duration: 1 hour
Download here

Exhibition rally for families with children from 6 years permanent and temporary exhibition
Free plus admission for adults
Available during opening hours at the counter or in the exhibition
Duration: 1 hour


Guided tours for groups in English
Individual tours of the permanent exhibition for groups
Available during opening hours between 10.15am and 4.15pm
Currently max. 20 persons per group (excl. guide)
Duration: 1.5 hours
adults: € 90 plus € 4–8 costs per person; groups of schoolchildren and students: € 75 including admission fee

The Ruhr Museum

You can find more information about the permanent exhibition in our flyer.

To the flyer

Information and booking

Our visitor service will be happy to advise you in German and English.