Grafik St.Antony-Hütte Museum Eisenheim

Eisenheim Museum

The oldest workers' housing estate in the Ruhr region

House view - Museum Eisenheim

It was here that workers who flocked to the mining area in large numbers in the golden age of the Ruhr industries found a home: in the Eisenheim housing estate in Oberhausen-Osterfeld. Eisenheim housing estate was established by the Hüttengewerkschaft Jacobi, Haniel und Huyssen in 1846 – making the housing estate the oldest of the numerous worker and mining settlements in the Ruhr region. As early as the end of the 1950’s more and more attempts were made to wipe out many of the old workers’ housing estates in order to replace the alleged outdated settlements with modern dwellings. But as the bulldozers approached Eisenheim in the 1970s, the residents put up a fight against the demolition in a campaign which found support throughout Germany.

Today the Eisenheim Museum tells the story of the housing estate, the fight against demolition and everyday life in the settlement.


The Museum and the Eisenheim Housing Estate on film!

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