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Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany
#1 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Unlike the "Big Name" museums, the gallery is of a handy size, and does a great job of displaying pre-impressionist to modern art, with several pieces of each genre, without being overwhelming.
The Museum Folkwang is one of the greatest museums of 20th-century art I have ever been in, and I’ve been in dozens.
Zeche Zollern II/IV, Westfalian Museum of Industry Dortmund, Germany
#2 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
One of the best museums of the Industrykultur.
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 and learn.
Archaeologiepark Xanten Xanten, Germany
#3 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
I have been to hundreds of museums (I've a masters in Art History) and this is a terrific museum.
The museum of Roman artifacts is exceptional, good descriptions in English as well as German and with a good audio guide as well.
Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum Bochum, Germany
#4 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
This is a very cool museum with tours that take you down into a coal mine and shows you how coal was dug.
This is an unusual museum with tours that take you down into a coal mine and shows you how coal was dug.
Zeiss Planetarium Bochum, Germany
#5 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Ruhr Museum Essen, Germany
#6 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
The Ruhr Museum has utilised the grounds of a former mine splendidly, the exhibits are arranged in an unusual way and I loved the staircase simulating the molten lava.
Inside, the museum was a very interesting collection of all kinds of history of the region, mining, geology, and of Germany.
Freilichtmuseum Hagen, Germany
#7 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Still the stroll in this valley, the demonstrations of ancient workshops and the general organization of the open air museum is excellent.
German Football Museum Dortmund, Germany
#8 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
It is a bit pricey (as museums in Europe go), but it is a brand new museum with very interesting and interactive exhibits.
Within walking distance of anything around the centre of Dortmund the museum takes 1-2 hours (depends on how long you want to stay!) but plenty of history and trophies on display for the german national team and d...
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Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany
#9 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Make sure to visit this before visiting Ruhr Museum which will let you get a discount at Ruhr.
LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg Waltrop, Germany
#10 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
There is an attached museum and boat yard.
The next door museum explains how it all works.
DASA Dortmund, Germany
#11 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Museum of work, big place, need 2-3 hours to see everything, but more if you wish to listen and learn more...
Technical Museum not only for nerds
LWL-Industriemuseum Henrichshutte Hattingen Hattingen, Germany
#12 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Zentrum fuer Internationale Lichtkunst Unna Unna, Germany
#13 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Once you’re in Unna you should absolutely visit the museum.
Very cool museum
Dortmunder U Dortmund, Germany
#14 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
It contains the most important museums of Dortmund and from the top of the building (free entrance) you have a beautiful view on the town.
In a lot of museums the visitor knows roughly what to expect, In the Dortmunder U be prepared for some mind-blowing surprises.
Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum Bochum, Germany
#15 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
The centre is owned and run by volunteers and could teach the museum at York a few tricks A very
impressive museum
Camera Obscura Museum zur Vorgeschichte des Films Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
#16 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
The museum hosts many original pieces and recreations and demonstrators.
Aquarius Wassermuseum Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
#17 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Brewery Museum Dortmund, Germany
#18 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Visited last November It's free and as museums go very interesting It's small, you have to go out of your way a bit to get to it but well worth it
Great museums can come in small concept.
Resistance & Persecution Museum Dortmund, Germany
#19 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Excellent informative , thought provoking museum on Dortmund's history inthe 1930's
Excellent Museum.
Dom-Schatzkammer Essen, Germany
#20 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
LVR-RomerMuseum Xanten, Germany
#21 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Part of the museums are the foundations of what once was a large Roman bathhouse.
Excellent museum with Roman artifacts
Phanomania Erfahrungsfeld Essen, Germany
#22 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Binarium Dortmund, Germany
#23 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Museum of Art and Art History Dortmund, Germany
#24 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
I have visited many museums in my life, from the Smithsonian, NY Met, to PA's Ben Franklin and countless others, this one ranks high for keeping us interested and entertained by it's showing!
This art museum was really excellent for a small provincial town.
Osthaus Museum Hagen Hagen, Germany
#25 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Schloss Horst. Gelsenkirchen, Germany
#26 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
LWL-Museum fur Archaologie Herne, Germany
#27 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Umspannwerk Recklinghausen Recklinghausen, Germany
#28 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
Quadrat Josef-Albers-Museum Bottrop, Germany
#29 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
LWL Romermuseum Haltern am See, Germany
#30 of 98 Museums in Ruhr Area
The Roman Museum offers an interesting insight into the historic origins of Haltern am See over 2000 years ago
A very fine museum with lots of interesting items well displayed.