Merscheider Str. 289-297
Regular opening hours
Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday, holidays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
For school classes the museum opens on request already at 9 am.
Machine demonstrations take place continuously during opening hours.
As the "MesserGabelScherenMarkt" will take place in the entire museum on 05/06 November 2022, a regular visit to the museum is not possible. In addition, there will be no demonstrations and guided tours.
For internal reasons, the LVR Industrial Museum Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs closes on 20.10 and on 4.11.2022 already at 3 pm.
Open on the following holidays:
Easter Sunday (17.4.2022), Labor Day (1.5.2022), Ascension Day (26.5.2022), Whit Sunday (5.6.2022), Corpus Christi (16.6.2022), All Saints' Day (1.10.2022), 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)..
Weiberfastnacht (2/24/2022) through and including Carnival Tuesday (3/1/2022).
All venues of the LVR Industrial Museum will be closed from 23.12.2022 to 1.1.2023 inclusive.
Normal entrance fee: 5,50 €, reduced 4,50 € (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 to 2 accompanying persons): Entrance free
Entrance free day for everyone: 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.
DB Abo & mehr: 25 %
NRW-Ehrenamt: 50 %
Rheinischer Verein: 25 %
Sauerländischer Gebirgsverein: 25 %
Solinger Tageblatt Rabattaktion: 15 %
Free entrance: 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 (also pensioners and retirees), recipients of benefits from LVR including an accompanying person, Rheinlandtaler-Träger, Members of the Association of Friends of the Stiftung NRW
Prices for guided tours (up to 25 persons):
Normal guided tour for adults: 50 €
Normal guided tour for groups of children and school classes: 40 €
Guided tours in foreign languages (English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Turkish: 60 €
Guided tours outside the normal opening hours: 50 € plus 17.50 € per hour
Tickets for the Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs (Drop Forge) can be purchased at the site or in advance from our Webshop.
Once a week Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs (Drop Forge) offers a grinding and repair service for knives and scissors of all types. More details can be obtained from the museum reception under Tel. 0212 2324119.
We are happy to loan you an audio-guide which will accompany you through the various stations of the exhibition.
Languages: German, German (simple language), English, French, Dutch
Loan is free of charge. Please speak to our museum staff at the site.
Please note that dogs are not permitted in the museum. Assistance dogs are exempt.
Tel.: 02234 9921555
(Mon - Fri 8 - 18 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 - 15 hours)
Fax: 02234 9921300
Bus stop: “Industriemuseum”
It is possible to drive to the carpark per Navi via “Bäckershof” road.
Environment zone: no
There are sufficient parking spaces on the museum premises.
Approx. 30 Meter in front of the entrance there is a marked parking space for persons with a disability. The path from the parking space to the entrance is easy to negotiate on foot and with mobility aids.
When alighting from the bus travelling from the direction “Stadtmitte”: