Grafik Industrieanlage

For the Spontaneous Visit

Visit the museum without prior booking

Old historic clock out of wood.

The LVR-Industriemuseum Peter-Behrens-Bau (Repository and Exhibition Building) offers individual visitors and small groups a wide range of options to go on a tour of discovery.

View of the museum depot with several objects.

The architect and industrial designer Peter Behrens designed the building in 1920 as the main storage warehouse for the Gutehoffnungshütte (GHH) based in Oberhausen. Today it bears the name “Peter-Behrens-Bau” and has been used as the central collection repository of the LVR-Industriemuseum since 1998. More than 300,000 collection items are stored here representing predominantly the textile, metal, paper, plastics and power generation sectors. It is possible to visit the collection repository as part of a special tour.

The exhibition Peter Behrens – Kunst & Technik (Art and Technology)on the fifth floor is devoted to the accomplishments of the eponym. Architectural models, photographs, building plans and design items illustrate the work of Peter Behrens, a pioneer of modern architecture and design. The range of exhibits extends from Art Nouveau to Bauhaus modernity.

In addition the fifth floor of the Peter-Behrens-Bau provides an impressive view over the roofs of the industrial area around the CentrO. Countless historic photographs depict what this view looked like prior to the closure of the Gutehoffnungshütte.

We regularly offer public guided tours through the exhibitions including Blue Hour tours and tours around the museum collection. This can only be visited on special occasions or upon request.

Information for the visit