Grafik Industrieanlage


Collection Repository and Exhibition Building

View of a red brick building with white, horizontal lines

When items become museum pieces then they land in a repository. That is no different at the LVR-Industriemuseum. The items are stored professionally in long aisles of shelves and in hundreds of drawers and cardboard boxes, on pallets and on clothes hangers. No place seems to be more appropriate for this than the former main warehouse of the Gutehoffnungshütte company (GHH). The well-known industrial designer and Bauhaus architect Peter Behrens designed the impressive building which today bears his name. Since 1998 it has served the LVR-Industriemuseum as a central collection repository. Exhibitions are also organised here.

To read more about the history of the Peter-Behrens-Bau (Repository and Exhibition Building) go to Repository and Exhibition Building

Wooden cabinet with built-in record player and television

LVR-Industriemuseum Collection

More than 350,000 items are in storage on five floors in the Peter-Behrens-Bau (Repository and Exhibition Building). These mainly represent the industrial sectors textiles, metal, paper, plastics, electricity and everyday things. To learn more about the museum collection just go to further information about the museum collection

Would you like to look around our repository?

We offer guided tours to allow visitors to look behind the scenes. Guided tours around the collection can also be booked for groups. Guided Tours in Peter-Behrens-Bau.

Alternatively you can discover selected items from the collection online. Why not rummage through the collection online! Discover the collection online


Masse und Klasse

History(s) of plastics

The exhibition is dedicated to various aspects of plastics: from cheap substitute and mass product to high-tech component, design icon or ecological nuisance.

From 25.10.2022, Peter-Behrens-Bau, Oberhausen

Further information follows