Ruhr Museum

Mineral Museum

The Mineralien-Museum (“Mineral Museum”) opened in 1984 in Essen-Kupferdreh as a branch of the former Ruhrlandmuseum and has a strong and committed partnership with the Bürgerschaft Kupferdreh. The Ruhr Museum provides support and guidance in regard to museum education and scientific knowledge.

Admission is free to the exhibits “Mammoth, Man and Flintstone”, “The Chamber of Bones”, “Animals of Prehistoric Times”, “Chamber of Natural Wonders”, “Coal – the Black Gold” and “The Sound of the Stones” on show in the listed school building in Kupferdreher Straße. Museum educators offer children and adults a versatile event programme that introduces them to the world of rocks and minerals as well as to the history of the earth and its inhabitants.

Due to its location close to the geological trail at Lake Baldeney in Essen, the Mineralien-Museum is the ideal starting point for field trips to carbon outcroppings in order to learn about the history of coal development 300 million years ago. The findings can then be further analysed in a preparation workshop. The cooperation partner VHS Essen offers special adult education courses.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 10am to 6pm

Closed on the 24th, 25th and 31st December
Admission is free

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Copyright: Ruhr Museum; Foto: Rainer Rothenberg