Grafik Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels

Information on Accessibility

Museum for Everyone

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We also want persons with a disability to visit our museum sites and to feel comfortable there. The Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels (Power Plant) has been arranged almost obstacle free and offers many options. Our museum staff are happy to assist you: please speak to our staff if you require assistance or have any questions.

For deaf persons and person with hearing disabilities

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The LVR-Industriemuseum offers guided tours especially for deaf persons and persons with hearing disabilities on specific Sundays. The guided tours last approximately 90 minutes. Please consult our event calendar for the current dates.

The guided tours are translated into German sign language by a sign language interpreter. The sign language interpreter is paid by the Landschaftsverband Rheinland, the reduced entrance fee for severely disabled persons is applicable.

Deaf persons can, of course, book individual guided tours with a sign language interpreter at a time to suit them during the opening hours of the museum. The guided tours last approximately 90 minutes. We will organise the sign language interpreter for you. The cost of the sign language interpreter is paid by the LVR. Please book at least four weeks prior to the desired date by completing the booking form (PDF, 42 KB) .


For persons with cognitive impairments

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The LVR-Industriemuseum offers guided tours especially for deaf persons and persons with hearing disabilities on specific Sundays. The guided tours last approximately 90 minutes. Please consult our event calendar for the current dates.

The guided tours are translated into German sign language by a sign language interpreter. The sign language interpreter is paid by the Landschaftsverband Rheinland, the reduced entrance fee for severely disabled persons is applicable.

Deaf persons can, of course, book individual guided tours with a sign language interpreter at a time to suit them during the opening hours of the museum. The guided tours last approximately 90 minutes. We will organise the sign language interpreter for you. The cost of the sign language interpreter is paid by the LVR. Please book at least four weeks prior to the desired date by completing the booking form (PDF, 42 KB).


For persons with cognitive impairments

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There is no blind guide system on the outdoor premises or in the buildings. We therefore recommend that persons with a visual impairment or blind persons visit the museum accompanied. Assistance dogs are permitted.


For persons with a walking disability and wheelchair users

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There are several disabled parking spaces. The courtyard is covered with cobblestones and can be difficult for persons with a walking disability and wheelchair users to negotiate. If necessary it is possible to drive up to the museum entrance in a car.

From Engelskirchen station it takes approx. 3 minutes on foot.

There is no disabled toilet.

There is a lift to the floor where the ticket counter, shop, temporary exhibitions and the first rooms of the permanent exhibition are located. The entire floor is accessible.

The floors with the Water Power Plant can only be reached via a staircase.


Information on accessibility in the Oelchenshammer (Forging hammer) can be found here.


Information and booking

Persons who require assistance are requested to inform kulturinfo rheinland accordingly. Special guided tours should be arranged at least one week in advance.

For information about all LVR-Industriemuseum sites and to book guided tours please contact:

kulturinfo rheinland

Tel.: 02234 9921-555
(telephone lines open: Mon-Fri 8-18 hours, Sat, Sun and public holidays 10-15 hours)
Please note: In the period from 09.05.22 - 03.07.22 different service hours apply (Mon - Fri 10 - 17 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 - 15 hours)
Fax: 02234 9921-300
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