Grafik Textilfabrik Cromford

Visitor Information

Cromford Textile Museum and Mansion

Address

LVR-Industriemuseum
Textilfabrik Cromford
Cromforder Allee 24
40878 Ratingen


Opening hours

Regular opening hours:

Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday, Sunday, holidays 11 am - 6 pm

Monday closed

For school groups the museum opens on request already at 9 am.


Open on the following holidays:

Easter Sunday (4/17/2022), Labor Day (5/1/2022), Ascension Day (5/26/2022), Whit Sunday (6/5/2022), Corpus Christi (6/16/2022), All Saints Day (11/1/2022), German Unity Day (10/3/2022).


Closed on the following holidays:

Good Friday (4/15/2022), Easter Monday (4/18/2022), Whit Monday (6/6/2022).


Carnival Closure:

Weiberfastnacht (2/24/2022) through and including Carnival Tuesday (3/1/2022).


Closing dates:

All venues of the LVR Industrial Museum will be closed from 23.12.2022 to 1.1.2023 inclusive.


Entrance fee for the permanent exhibition

Normal entrance fee: 5 €, reduced 4.00 € (Students, severely disabled persons, unemployed persons upon presentation of a welfare card or other official document), Groups from 10 persons 4 € per person

Children and adolescents (up to 18 years of age): Entrance free

School classes (with up 2 accompanying persons): Entrance free


Entrance free of charge for all: 1st Friday in the month


Free admission for refugees

Refugees have free admission to the museums of the Landschaftsverband Rheinland. In this way, the LVR would like to help refugees learn about the history and culture of the Rhineland.

For free admission, an official certificate must be presented. Admission is also free for accompanying persons who care for refugees. (max. 2 persons per group)


With the LVR Museum card, you have free admission to the museums of the LVR and LWL for one year from the date of purchase.


Other reductions:

DB Abo & mehr: 25 %
NRW-Ehrenamt: 50 %
Rheinischer Verein: 25 %
Sauerländischer Gebirgsverein: 25 %


Entrance free: RuhrTopCard (1x per year), Members of Bundesverband Museumspädagogik e.V, Associations of Friends of the LVR-Industriemuseum, Members of Deutscher Museumsbund, Members of ICOM (International Council of Museums), Juleica (JugendleiterIn-Card), LVR staff (including pensioners and retirees), recipients of benefits from LVR incl. an accompanying person, Rheinlandtaler-Träger, Members of the Association of Friends of the Stiftung NRW


Price for Guided Tours (up to 25 persons):

Normal group guided tours for adults: 50 €
Normal group guided tours for children’s groups and: 45 € school classes
Guided tours in foreign languages (English, French): 55-60 €


Separate entrance fees apply for temporary exhibitions and events.


Tickets

Tickets for Textilfabrik Cromford (Textile Mill) can be purchased at the site or in advance from our Webshop.


Audio-guide

In the Cromford mansion we are happy to loan you an audio-guide to accompany you individually through the various stations of the exhibition.
Language: German

Loan is free of charge. Please ask our museum staff in the mansion.


Dogs in the museum

Please note that dogs are not permitted in the museum. Assistance dogs are exempt from this.


Booking and Information

kulturinfo rheinland

Tel.: 02234 9921555
(Mon - Fri 8 - 18 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 - 15 hours)

Fax: 02234 9921300

Email:

Please note that the number of participants for public guided tours both through the permanent and temporary exhibitions and for the machine demonstrations is limited. We therefore request that groups of eight persons or more book in advance under Tel. 02102 86449205 or per email to .


Travel directions

Legende

Directions arriving from A3/A44:

  • Drive off the A3 Kreuz Ratingen-Ost (Junction) and change to the A44 in direction towards Düsseldorf.
  • Then take exit 34 “Ratingen Ost”.
  • If driving in the direction to Düsseldorf, turn right at the traffic lights on to the L422 in direction of Ratingen. If driving away from the direction of Düsseldorf turn left at the traffic lights on to the L422 in direction of Ratingen.
  • Follow the road to the second large crossroads. Then turn right staying on the L422.
  • Turn right at the fourth road on to the L139.
  • At the second opportunity turn right to reach the large car park at Blauer See

Environment zone: no


Directions arriving from the A52:

  • Drive off the A52 at exit Ratingen.
  • Driving in the direction of Düsseldorf take the left-hand lane at the traffic lights and turn left on to the L422 in direction of Ratingen. If driving away from Düsseldorf turn left at the first traffic lights on to K2, at the second set of traffic lights after that take the right-hand lane and turn right on to the L422 in direction of Ratingen.
  • Follow the road for approx. 4 kilometres.
  • Then at the second large cross-roads turn left on to the L139.
  • At the second opportunity turn right to reach the large car park at Blauer See

Environment zone: no


Car park “Blauer See”

On foot: approx. 600m

Without restricted mobility
  • Leave the carpark by the road on which you arrived. Follow the road left to the junction with the L139. (Attention: the road has a gradient of approx. 10 per cent).
  • Cross the main road here and then go left.
  • At the next opportunity (pedestrian-only path) turn right into Cromforder Allee.
  • The museum is located on the right-hand side after approx. 300 m.
Alternative route on foot:

It is also possible to reach the museum from the “Blauer See” car park by walking along the railway line and the former bleaching meadows. The route is signposted, approx. 600 m.

  • From the car park turn right in direction of the leisure park and cross the railway tracks (short stretch with slight ascent).
  • Turn left after crossing the tracks (Junkernbusch Way) and walk as far as the first opportunity to cross the tracks again.
  • Turn left and cross the tracks, small crossing with safety barrier, uneven crossing.
  • Follow the path (firm natural ground, i.e. neither paved nor asphalted).
  • At the end of the path, turn left and follow the path to the courtyard (Cromforder Allee). The “Hohe Fabrik” (High Mill) and the main entrance are on the left. (further see above ).
With restricted mobility
  • “Blauer See” parking facilities on the road to Blauer See (signposted). It is a natural ground surface that is neither paved nor asphalted. If special events are being held at the leisure ground “Blauer See”, there is a charge for parking on the car park.

Bus Stop „ Blauer See“

On foot: approx. 300m

Linie 773

Directions without restricted mobility

From the bus stop “Blauer See” to the museum (sign-posted path):

  • Having alighted from the bus from the centre of Ratingen, cross the road and walk back towards Ratingen. At the first opportunity (small pedestrian-only path) turn right on to Cromford Allee
  • Having alighted from the bus travelling towards Ratingen, continue walking in the direction of Ratingen. At the first opportunity (small pedestrian-only path) turn right on to Cromford Allee. Then follow the sign-posted path to the museum along Cromforder Allee (at the beginning of the Allee there is a signpost and a safety barrier.
  • Turn right through the archway directly before the mansion. The “Hohe Fabrik” (High Mill) and the main entrance to the museum are on the right-hand side.
Directions with restricted mobility

The path from the bus stops to the museum as described for persons without restricted mobility is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility because it has a steep gradient. This is particularly the case in the last section of the Cromforder Allee (approx. 12 per cent). The path is, however, barrier-free.

Note:

  • Low-floor buses are in service. It is possible to alight from and board the bus barrier-free.
  • The curbs are lowered.
Barrier-free path from the bus stop to the museum (gradient less than four per cent):
  • Having alighted from the bus from the centre of Ratingen, cross the road and walk back towards Ratingen.
  • Having alighted from the bus travelling towards Ratingen, continue walking in the direction of Ratingen.
  • At the second opportunity turn right into Kleiststraße.
  • Then turn right into Goethestraße.
  • Finally turn left into Cromforder Allee.
  • Walk along Cromforder Allee to the first archway on the right
  • Go through the archway into the courtyard. (Entrance and courtyard are paved with cobblestones)
  • Keep left to reach the rear entrance to the museum in the “Hohe Fabrik” (High Mill)”.
  • Those who can manage it enter the museum via one and a half steps.
  • Alternative without steps: Go right around the industrial archaeological excavations and approach the door from the other side. The path to the rear entrance here is flat. The museum staff will open the rear entrance for you. Please ring:02102 86449-205.

S-Bahn station Ratingen Ost

By bus: approx. 300m

Train line S6 (Köln – Essen)

Directions without restricted mobility

Visitors can either take a bus from the station or walk to the museum.

With bus from station to the museum:

  • From the station take bus number 773 in the direction of Ratingen Hösel.
  • Travel to the bus stop “Blauer See”.
  • Cross the road and walk back towards Ratingen centre. At the first opportunity (pedestrian-only path) turn right.
  • Then follow the sign-posted path to the museum along Cromforder Allee (at the beginning of the Allee there is a sign and a safety barrier.
  • Turn right through the archway directly before the mansion. The “Hohe Fabrik” (High Mill) and the main entrance are on the right-hand side.

On foot from the station to the museum (Time: approx. 30 Minutes, Distance: approx. 2 km):

  • From the station (from the street “Am Ostbahnhof”) turn right into Poststraße.
  • At the junction with Bahnstraße cross the road at the traffic lights and walk left up a slight hill
  • Then turn right on to Wilhelmring and walk along the left-hand side of the street.
  • At the large crossroads, first cross the Mülheimer Straße and then the Ringstraße and then walk along the Mühlheimer Straße to Kleiststraße
  • Turn left into Kleiststraße.
  • Turn right into Goethestraße.
  • Then turn left into Cromforder Allee
  • Go through the archway immediately before the mansion. The “Hohe Fabrik” (High Mill) and the main entrance to the museum are on the right-hand side.

The route on foot is not barrier-free.

With restricted mobility

In the case of visitors with restricted mobility it is probably best not to walk to the museum from the station as there are relatively steep slopes and unevenness on the route which is approximately 2 kilometres long. It is better to continue the journey from the station by bus.

Note:

  • There are lifts at the station. To get from the platform to the bus stop it is necessary to take two lifts. When leaving the lift the bus stop is straight ahead.
  • The platform is level with the train floor. Low-floor buses are in service therefore it is possible to board the bus level with the ground.
  • The curbs are lowered.
Directions to the museum by bus for persons with restricted mobility:
  • From the station take the bus number 773 in the direction of Ratingen-Hösel. Travel to the bus stop “Blauer See“.
  • Cross the road and walk back towards Ratingen centre.
  • At the second opportunity turn right into Kleiststraße.
  • Then turn right into Goethestraße.
  • Finally turn left into Cromforder Allee.
  • Walk along Cromforder Allee to the first archway on the right
  • Go through the archway into the courtyard. (Entrance and courtyard are paved with cobblestones)
  • Keep left to reach the rear entrance to the museum in the “Hohe Fabrik” (High Mill)”.
  • Those who can manage it enter the museum via one and a half steps.
  • Alternative without steps: Go right around the industrial archaeological excavations and approach the door from the other side. The path to the rear entrance here is flat. The museum staff will open the rear entrance for you. Please ring:(02102 86449-205).