The Ruhr Museum is located in the former Kohlenwäsche on the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein in Essen.

As a regional museum it shows in its permanent exhibition the entire natural and cultural history of the Ruhr area.

It does not see itself as a classic industrial museum, but as a memory and showcase of the Ruhr Metropolis.

Directions Ruhr Museum

Ruhr Museum
UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein
Area A [Schacht XII]
Kohlenwäsche [A 14]
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen

Arrival by public transport

From Essen main station / Gelsenkirchen main station
Tram KulturLinie 107 from Essen main station in the direction of Gelsenkirchen or from Gelsenkirchen main station in the direction of Essen to the stop "Zollverein".

From Duisburg Hbf / Dortmund Hbf
S-Bahn line 2 (S2) from Duisburg Hbf direction Dortmund or from Dortmund Hbf direction Duisburg to station "Essen Zollverein Nord". From there about ten minutes walk.

Electronic timetable information of the VRR

By car
Approach address for navigation devices:
Fritz-Schupp-Allee (14)
45141 Essen

Free parking A1 and A2, access via Fritz-Schupp-Allee


  • Ruhrmuseum
  • Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
  • 45309 Essen
  • Germany
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