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Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry

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Alright if you like that kind of thing

Went here with my friend to see what it was about... not my thing really as we were only here for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EleonoreB26
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London, United Kingdom
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A well-preserved colliery

This is a well-preserved colliery, essentially the 1950s or 1960s state of an 1890s building. I... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Jakub M
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my friend to see what it was about... not my thing really as we were only here for the day it seemed most popular thing to do...

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank EleonoreB26
Reviewed 31 May 2018

This is a well-preserved colliery, essentially the 1950s or 1960s state of an 1890s building. I have previously visited some much older ones and some more recent collieries, but this was genuinely more interesting. There were the "old-school" touches such as marble insulators throughout, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jakub M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This museum is a must-see attraction when visiting Dortmund. Most of the buildings of the colliery were built in solid brickwork and are an impressive example of the industrialization of the early 1900s. One of the highlights is the central engine house built in iron...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A part of Germanies history wonderfully preserved at this Location. Also a wonderful spot for a wedding ceremony!

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Great place to see the remnants of coal mining in Germany. Today there is only open-pit mining for lignite. Mining operations below ground became much too expensive and so this industry along with its distinctive towers (pit-head frames) became redundant. Some are turned into museums....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

For all the English reading folk out there, just skip the 1st building, it's all German. And not a lot to just look at. The 2nd building we went into was the centre one and all if it's displays had English. The tower that you...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Craig R
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The factory built over coal reserves and not in oparation now, used as historical place for tourists, explains how coal was recovered and exported and more and more....

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kamal A
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Besides the brilliant state that Zeche Zollern presents itself in, it is also surprisingly cheap to access and has a lot to offer. Exhibitions, architecture, educational stuff and a lot of local history. Unfortunately, we had only two hours to spare, but I am sure...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank martinrummel
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Old refurbished mine with lots of static displays to spend an hour or two looking at. Kids would be bored in an hour I guess, and very little in English, but hey it's not England. I loved it. Nice restaurant as well, says open into...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Alan G
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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