We want you to feel comfortable at the museum and ensure that your stay in the St. Antony-Hütte (Ironworks) is tailored to your requirements. The museum is has few obstacles and offers many options. Please tell the museum staff if you require assistance.
At the St. Antony-Hütte (Ironworks) mobile ramps bridge the few low steps in the exhibition. One section of the exhibition can be visited at ground level via a second entrance. In the listed timber-framed building a stair-lift also ensures accessibility to the first floor. A loan wheelchair is available there to continue the visit. The industriearchäologischer Park (industrial archaeological park) also has few obstacles. Folding seats can be borrowed. When folded these can also be used like a walking stick. A disabled toilet is also available. At a distance of approximately 30m there is a marked parking space for disabled persons.
Our museum offers Sunday guided tours on specific dates for deaf persons and persons with hearing disabilities. The tours last approximately 90 minutes. Please consult our event calendar for the date of the next such tour.
The guided tours are translated into German sign language by a sign language interpreter. The sign language interpreter is paid by the Landschaftsverband Rheinland. The normal museum entrance fee applies. At the St. Antony-Hütte (Ironworks) there is a reduced rate for severely disabled persons (4 €), the entrance charge for the Eisenheim Museum is 2.50 €.
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. We will organise a sign language interpreter for you. The cost of the sign language interpreter is paid by the LVR. The fee for a guided tour is 50 € plus the museum entrance fee. Museum entrance fee (group price for severely disabled persons: 3.50 € per person).
Please inform us at least four weeks prior to the desired date by completing the booking form (PDF, 42 KB) .
Persons with a hearing disability can make an individual tour of the St. Antony-Hütte (Ironworks) and the indusriearchäologischer ParK (industrial-archaeological park) with a multi-media guide. The guide through the oldest ironworks in the Ruhr region is started by simply pressing a button. On the multi-media display a sign language interpreter explains the topics in the museum in German sign language. The use of the multi-media guide is free of charge.
For visually impaired and blind persons
The museum premises and the building do not have a guide system for blind persons. We therefore recommend that visually impaired and blind persons are accompanied. Assistance dogs are permitted.
Upon request it is possible to book a guided tour for a group of visually impaired persons and blind persons. During this guided tour we offer the opportunity to touch as many exhibits as possible. The tour lasts around 90 minutes.
The fee for the guided tour is 50 € (school groups 45 €). The museum entrance fee also applies. At the St. Antony-Hütte (Ironworks) there is a reduced group rate for severely disabled persons (3.50 € per person), the entrance fee for the Eisenheim Museum is 2.50 €.
The programme should be arranged at least two weeks in advance if possible.
An audio-guide can be borrowed free of charge at the St. Antony-Hütte (Ironworks) upon presentation of an identity card.
All guided tours and programmes can be adjusted to the needs of school classes and groups of persons with learning difficulties. They are carried out in simple, comprehensible language. The guided tours and programmes should be arranged at least two weeks prior to the planned date if possible.
The LVR-Industriemuseum St. Antony-Hütte (Ironworks) 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 arranged at least one week in advance.
Information on all LVR-Industriemuseum sites and guided tour bookings:
Tel.: 02234 9921-555
(telephone lines open: Mon – Fri 8 – 18 hours; Sat, Sun and public holidays 10 – 15 hours)
Fax: 02234 9921-300