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Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry

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Address: Grubenweg 5 | Bövinghausen, 44388 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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If you love industrial art, like I do, this really is the place to be. It is a great experience to walk around in the various buildings and to see the exhibitions. Interestingly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love industrial art, like I do, this really is the place to be. It is a great experience to walk around in the various buildings and to see the exhibitions. Interestingly, one of the buildings was designed in art deco style. The volunteers are very friendly and take the time to tell about the history of the Ruhr... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are lucky to have the opportunity to get a feeling for how life was like for steel workers, some of Germany´s heroes in the "Economic Miricle". The steelworks is well explained on various boards on the site and the staff are very helpful. Good brochures are available which explain the various steel making processes. A unique experience for adults... More 

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Thank Michael L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This museum is a lovingly renovated industrial monument. It is a very authentic witness from the time were industrial buildings have been not only functional. Very nice the Jugendstil entrance portal. Very suitable for families (even on the financial side).

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Thank Udo D
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Beautiful location, genuine industrial history, very authentic, carefully restored, very suitable for families.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We came here with 3 generations of our family. Grandparents, parents and two grandchildren (5 and 7 years). It was a great outing that offered something for everyone. The Museum is very hands-on and allows the children to experience life in the mines in Germany and for the older generations there is so much history you can brush up on... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

It was a bit hard to get to - had to take the U bahn and then a bus, but the place was very impressive. The facilities were well built and they showed the glory of the industry era. Many of stations were interactions so I'm sure kids would enjoy them. Most of the exhibits were in German only so... More 

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Soest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This compound is a lovely looking place. A park with trees and some building around it. In the buildings the exhibition is very well done. It takes you thru time and nostalgia. Gives you a more than fantastic impression of what and how it works in mining. Once outside you can climb up on one of the towers. Very impressive... More 

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Dortmund, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Zollern II/IV Colliery is located in the northwestern of Dortmund, Germany. Zollern in was build in 1898 as a model colliery. The architecture and state-of-the-art technology support the transition of Gothic-revival to Art Nouveau and the industrialization of the early 1900s. The exhibition is quite interesting. Some of the signs are in English and some historical photos come with... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

An informative and interesting museum covering the history of mining in Dortmund . Great historical industrial architecture. Especially the exhibition about the working and living conditions of the miners is great. Unfortunately I can't remember seeing any signs in English .

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Thank Inkomo
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

unfortunately, most of signs are in German only, but it's worth visiting anyway. It's impressive and audio guide in English will provide information too.

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