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Ruhr Museum

Exhibitions, guided tours and workshops

The regional museum of the Ruhr Area

Fascination of the Ruhr Metropolis: featuring more than 6,000 exhibits, the Ruhr Museum in the former Coal Washery presents the exciting natural and cultural history of the Ruhr region.

On three spectacular levels, the permanent exhibition illustrates the present of the Ruhr Metropolis, the pre-industrial memory as well as the dramatic history of industrialisation and structural change in the Ruhr area.

For all exhibitions, the Ruhr Museum provides a multi-lingual, comprehensive programme of guided tours and accompanying events comprising lectures, audio guides, film series and excursions.


Ruhr Museum & Portal of Industrial Heritage
  • Single ticket / reduced 8 € / 5 €
  • groups 6 €
gallery exhibition Ruhr Museum
  • Single ticket / reduced 3 € / 2 €
  • groups 2 €
Ruhr Museum (including special and gallery exhibitions) & Portal of Industrial Heritage (Kohlenwäsche komplett)
  • Single ticket / reduced 10 € / 7 €
  • groups 8 €
admission free
  • children & teenagers up to 17 years of age admission free

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • Mo-Sun 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • closed on 24., 25. &  31.12.


Coal Washery, Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site, Essen

Contact and information

phone +49 201 246 81-444

For other available guided tours in English please contact us.