Grafik Tuchfabrik Müller

Information on Accessibility

Museum for Everyone

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We want you to feel comfortable at the LVR-Industriemuseum Tuchfabrik Müller (Cloth Factory) and to offer you a visit tailored to your requirements. The museum is arranged with hardly any obstacles and provides many options. Please tell the museum staff if you require assistance.


For persons with a restricted mobility and wheelchair users

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The former Tuchfabrik Müller (Cloth Factory), core of the LVR-Industriemuseum Euskirchen, is almost completely accessible for persons with restricted mobility or wheelchair users despite its listed historical building substance. Steps prevent entrance to the wet dressing shop and the engine house but it is possible to look inside. All floors of the cloth factory are accessible via an appropriately dimensioned passenger lift. As the cloth factory can only be visited as part of a guided tour there is always someone available to offer assistance if required. Disabled parking spaces are available and there is a disabled toilet in the museum building.

For the tour around the cloth factory and the temporary exhibition you can loan folding stools free of charge. When closed, these can serve as a walking and/or standing aid.

Further information:

  • The path from the disabled parking spaces to the museum entrance is easy to negotiate.
  • There are no steps at the entrance to the main building. The main entrance door is a revolving door; directly adjacent to it is a side entrance door which the museum staff will open.
  • The temporary exhibition, the lecture room as well as the Café and the disabled toilet are accessible for disabled persons as there are no steps and no obstacles.
  • The cloth factory and the adjacent building are located on the outdoor premises and can be reached via an easily negotiable path (short section paved with cobblestones).
  • It is possible to access the cloth factory without any steps via a passenger lift (cabin size 109 cm x 146 cm). The wet finishing shop and the steam engine can only be reached via steps but it is possible to look into the rooms from the outside.
  • Access to the exhibition rooms in the adjacent building is possible across one step to the “Office” and across two steps to the “Residential Building”. All doors and passageways are at least 90 cm wide (except: Adjacent building – smallest passageway 70 cm wide).
  • The ticket desk counter is 95 cm high.
  • The exhibits can be viewed either standing or seated. The tables in the Café are wheelchair-adapted at a height of 67 cm.
  • A wheelchair can be provided.
  • Upon request separate guided tours can be arranged for persons with restricted mobility and wheelchair users.


Disabled Toilet

  • The disabled toilet is located in the main building.
  • The movement area on the left next to the toilet is 100 cm x 70 cm (width x depth).
  • Support handles are provided on both sides, both can be folded upwards. There is a back-rest.
  • The wash basin can be lowered.
  • An alarm actuator is provided.

For visually impaired and blind persons

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The museum outdoor premises and the museum buildings do not have a guide system for blind persons. We therefore recommend that visually impaired and blind persons are accompanied when visiting the museum. Assistance dogs are permitted.

During each guided tour there are many opportunities to feel objects and this together with the noise of the machines and the smell of oil and wool makes the visit a sensual experience all round. The guided tour lasts approx. 75 minutes. Upon request you can book a separate guided tour for a group of visually impaired and blind persons. This guided tour costs 45 € (up to 25 persons) plus the reduced group entrance fee for severely disabled persons of 3.50 €. The programme should be arranged at least two weeks in advance.

Further information:

  • On the outdoor paths there are easily visible and tactile path boundaries.
  • In the buildings there are no visually contrasting or tactile floor indicators.
  • Rooms, corridors, stairs and the lift are illuminated brightly and dazzle-free.
  • There are no obstacles on the paths and in the rooms, e.g. protruding objects or tripping points.
  • With the exception of the main entrance (Alternative: side entrance) there are no carousel or rotating doors.
  • Existing glass doors are provided with safety markings
  • Steps do not have visually contrasting edges.
  • In the lift the controls are designed with visual contrast and they are tactile. An outgoing emergency call is confirmed acoustically.
  • The exhibits contrast visually with the surroundings and are well illuminated.
  • The products can be felt and touched.
  • There is no information available in braille or prism script.

For deaf persons and person with hearing disabilities

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The LVR-Industriemuseum in Euskirchen offers guided tours especially for deaf persons and persons with hearing disabilities on specific Sundays during temporary exhibitions. The guided tour lasts approximately 75 minutes. Please consult our event calendar for the current dates.

The guided tours are translated into 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 of 3.50 € 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, the charge for the guided tour for up to 25 persons is: 50 € plus 3 € per person – reduced group rate for severely disabled persons. Please book at least four weeks prior to the desired date by completing the booking form (PDF, 42 KB) .

Videos in sign language are available to enable you to familiarise yourself with the sites in advance .


Further information:

  • In the event of an acoustic alarm signal (e.g. fire alarm) there is no optically clearly discernible flashing or blinking signal. As the cloth factory can only be visited as part of a guided tour, the tour guide will accompany the group as a whole outside in the event of an alarm.
  • In the lift an outgoing emergency call is confirmed acoustically.
  • There is no inductive hearing system.
  • Some of the exhibits have written information.


Café

  • The tables are illuminated brightly and dazzle-free and there are no lamps standing or hanging so as to restrict the field of vision.
  • There is no background music.

For persons with cognitive impairments

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At the LVR-Industriemuseum Tuchfabrik Müller (Cloth Factory) visitors can try out a lot for themselves and experience the machines in operation. All guided tours and programmes are carried out in simple language and are specifically adjusted to the needs of school classes and groups of persons with learning difficulties. Some programmes are very activity–oriented and particularly suitable for persons with learning difficulties. The programmes should be arranged at least two weeks prior to the planned date if possible.

Please call us (Tel.: 02102 86449-0), so that we can discuss the special needs of your group.


Further information:

  • Name and Logo are clearly recognisable from outside.
  • The ticket counter is visible from the entrance.
  • There is no colour or pictographic guide system.
  • The exhibits are presented visibly.
  • There is no information in simple language.
  • No information is presented in the form of pictures or pictograms.

“Reisen für alle” (Tours for everyone)

The LVR-Industriemuseum Tuchfabrik Müller (Cloth Factory) has been certified in the qualification system "Reisen für alle" (Tours for Everyone). This is a co-operation project sponsored by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) , the Deutsches Seminar für Tourismus (DSFT) Berlin e. V. and the Verein Tourismus für Alle Deutschland e.V. - NatKo.

You can find detailed inspection reports on the Tuchfabrik Müller (Cloth Factory) here.

Further information on the project “Reisen für alle”

Museum Guesthouse Mottenburg

The museum guesthouse Mottenburg adjacent to the Tuchfabrik Müller (Cloth Factory) is accessible and equipped with six care beds. Children and adolescents as well as adults with special needs can come as a group, feel comfortable here and experience our varied programme options appealing to all the senses.

Futher information about the Museum Guesthouse

Information and booking

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

Information about all LVR-Industriemuseum sites and booking of guided tours:

kulturinfo rheinland

Tel.: 02234/9921-555 (telephone lines open: Mon– Fri 8 – 18 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 – 15 hours)
Fax: 02234/9921-300
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