The LVR Industrial Museum is the only one in the world that shows the processing of cotton as a raw material into the finished yarn with machines from this era that are faithfully reproduced. Visitors can experience the machines in action during demonstrations and immerse themselves in the working and living environment of one of the wealthiest entrepreneurial families of the 18th century in an exhibition in the baroque manor house.
The museum regularly presents special exhibitions on the cultural history of fashion and clothing. The Poensgenpark adjoining the museum is part of the street of garden art between the Rhine and Maas and is a listed building.
Good to know
Weiberfastnacht closed until carnival Tuesday
Company holidays Christmas Eve to New Year
Bus stop available
Parking lots available
for individual guests
for any weather
for children (0-3 years)
for children (3-6 years)
for children (6-10 years)
for children (from 10 years)
for children (any age)
for school classes
Suitable for prams
Bad weather offer
suitable for seniors
Hygiene and infection control measures
Arrival & Parking
Leave the A3 at the Ratingen-Ost junction and change to the A44 in the direction of Düsseldorf. Then take exit 34 “Ratingen Ost”. Driving in the direction of Düsseldorf, turn right at the traffic lights onto the L422 in the direction of Ratingen. Coming from Düsseldorf, turn left at the traffic lights onto the L422 in the direction of Ratingen. Follow the road to the second major intersection. Turn right here to stay on the L422. At the fourth intersection, turn right onto the L139. Take the second right to get to the large parking lot at the Blue Lake.
Leave the A52 at the Ratingen exit. Driving towards Düsseldorf, get into the left lane at the traffic lights and turn left onto the L422 towards Ratingen. Coming from Düsseldorf, turn left at the first traffic light onto the K2, get into the right lane at the second traffic light and turn right onto the L422 towards Ratingen. Follow the road for about 4 kilometers. Then turn left at the second major intersection onto the L139. Take the second right turn to get to the large parking lot at Blauen See.
Coming from Essen:
Leave the A52 at the AK Breitscheid exit and follow the signs to Breitscheid. At the end of the exit, turn left onto the B 227 in the direction of Ratingen. After almost two kilometers turn left to get to the large parking lot at the Blue Lake.
From the "Blauer See" bus stop to the museum (signposted footpath):
For buses coming from Ratingen, go back in the opposite direction and turn right at the first opportunity. For buses in the direction of Ratingen, continue along the road in the direction of travel and also take the first right turn. Then follow the signposted footpath to the museum via Cromforder Allee (there is a sign and gates at the beginning of the avenue). Go through the gate in front of the manor house. On the right is the Hohe Fabrik with the main entrance to the museum.
Groups of 10 or more people EUR 4,50 per person
Children and young people up to the age of 18 free of charge
school classes free of charge
refugees for free