We want persons with a disability to visit the museum sites and feel comfortable there. Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs (Drop Forge) is organised with very few barriers and offers many different options. The museum staff would be pleased to assist you. Please speak to the staff if you need assistance or have questions.
All areas at the Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs (Drop Forge) are accessible with walking aids and wheelchairs. The exhibition in the Hendrichs villa is, however, not accessible.
The individual areas fulfil further quality criteria for wheelchair users.
The LVR-Industriemuseum Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs (Drop Forge) offers guided tours for deaf persons and persons with hearing disabilities on specific dates. The guided tour lasts 90 minutes. Please consult our event calendar.
The guided tours are translated into German sign language by a sign language interpreter. The sign language interpreter is paid by the Landschaftsverband Rheinland.
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 tour lasts approx. 90 minutes. We will organise the sign language interpreter for you. The costs for the sign language interpreter are paid by the LVR. The guided tour costs 50€ plus the museum entrance fee. For persons with a severely handicapped pass the entrance to the permanent exhibition and temporary exhibition together costs 4 € per person. Children and adolescents have free entrance.
Please book at least four weeks prior to the desired date by completing the booking form (PDF, 42 KB) .
The outdoor premises and the museum building 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 in the museum. .
Upon request you can book a guided tour for a group of visually impaired or blind persons. During these tours there is an opportunity to touch as many exhibits as possible. The LVR-Industriemuseum Solingen has a suitcase with museum educational hands-on materials which were developed specifically for persons with visual impairments and which are used during the guided tours. The tour lasts approx. 90 minutes. The tour costs 50 € plus the reduced entrance fee of 4 € per person. The programme should be booked at least two weeks in advance if possible.
There is an audio-guide with spoken texts which can be loaned from the reception free of charge.
At the LVR-Industriemuseum Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs (Drop Forge) visitors can try out a lot for themselves and experience the machines in operation. All guided tours and programmes are adjusted to the needs of school classes and groups of persons with learning difficulties. They are carried out in simple comprehensible language. Some programmes are very activity-oriented and are particularly suitable for persons with learning difficulties. The tour lasts approx. 90 minutes. The guided tour costs 50 € plus the reduced entrance fee of 4 € per person.
The programmes should be booked at least two weeks prior to the planned date if possible. Please call (Tel.: 0212 - 23 241 0), so that we can discuss the special needs of your group. The museum also offers audio-guides in simple language. The loan of such guides is free of charge.
(Tours for Everyone)
The LVR-Industriemuseum Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs (Drop Forge) 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.
Persons who require assistance during their visit are requested to inform kulturinfo rheinland accordingly. Special guided tours should be booked at least one week in advance.
For information on all LVR-Industriemuseum sites and to book guided tours contact:
Tel.: 02234/9921-555 (telephone lines open: Mon – Fri 8 – 18 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 – 15 hours)