Grafik Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs

Visitor information

Gesenkschmiede Hendricsh (Drop Forge)

Address

LVR-Industriemuseum
Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs
Merscheider Str. 289-297
42699 Solingen


Opening hours

Regular opening hours

Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday, Sunday, holidays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Monday closed

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.

On 23.06.2022 the museum will be closed due to an internal team day.


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).


Closed on the following holidays:

Good Friday (4/15/2022), Easter Monday (4/18/2022), Whit Monday (6/6/2022), German Unity Day (10/3/2022).


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 fees for the permanent exhibition

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.


Other reductions:

DB Abo & mehr: 25 %
NRW-Ehrenamt: 50 %
Rheinischer Verein: 25 %
Sauerländischer Gebirgsverein: 25 %
Solinger Tageblatt Rabattaktion: 15 %


Free entrance: RuhrTopCard (1x per year), RheinlandCard (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


Separate entrance fees apply for temporary exhibitions and events. Please consult the website relating to the respective temporary exhibitions or our event calendar.


Tickets

Tickets for the Gesenkschmiede Hendrichs (Drop Forge) can be purchased at the site or in advance from our Webshop.


Grinding and repair service

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.


Audio-guide

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.


Dogs in the museum

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


Booking and information

kulturinfo rheinland

Tel.: 02234 9921555
(Mon - Fri 8 - 18 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 - 15 hours)
Please note: In the period from 09.05.22 - 03.07.22 different service hours apply (Mon - Fri 10 - 17 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 - 15 hours)

Fax: 02234 9921300

Email:


Travel directions


Legende

Directions by car:

It is possible to drive to the carpark per Navi via “Bäckershof” road.

Environment zone: no


Parking facilities

On foot: approx. 10m

without restricted mobility

There are sufficient parking spaces on the museum premises.

With restricted mobility

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.

Bus stop: “Industriemuseum”

On foot: approx. 250m

Bus number 681

Directions with and without restricted mobility

When alighting from the bus travelling from the direction of “Solingen-Ohligs”:
  • Walk further in the direction of travel for approx. 50 metres.
  • Then walk to the right between the factory and the wooden garage approx. 50 m to the corner of the factory.
  • Finally walk left approx. 70 m to the museum entrance. Here there is a large glass porch.

When alighting from the bus travelling from the direction “Stadtmitte”:

  • Walk contrary to the direction of travel (left-hand side of road) approx. 70 metres (slightly uphill) up to the pedestrian crossing with a central island. The curb is lowered on both sides.
  • Cross the road there.
  • Continue in the direction of travel approx. 70 metres.
  • Then walk to the right between the factory and the wooden garage approx. 50 m to the corner of the factory.
  • Finally walk left approx. 70 m to the museum entrance. Here there is a large glass porch.
Note:
  • The path is easy to negotiate on foot and with mobility aids.
  • There are no steps or thresholds at the entrance to the main building.
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