LVR Industrial Museum - Cromford Textile Factory and Poensgen Park

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The Cromford textile factory is embedded in an old English landscape park, situated directly on the Anger river.

The epoch of early industrialization between 18 and 1750 is told in the original buildings from the 1850th century using the impressive history of the Brügelmann cotton mill, the first factory on the European continent.

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

Opening hours

Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, All Saints' Day closed

Weiberfastnacht closed until carnival Tuesday

Company holidays Christmas Eve to New Year
Days off: Monday

General Information

  • Parking lots available

  • Bus stop available

fitness

  • Bad weather offer

  • for any weather

  • for groups

  • for school classes

  • for families

  • for individual guests

  • suitable for seniors

  • for children (any age)

  • Suitable for prams

  • for children (0-3 years)

  • for children (3-6 years)

  • for children (6-10 years)

  • for children (from 10 years)

foreign languages

German

Other equipment/furnishings

  • toilet facility

Barrierefreiheit

Accessibility checked
People with walking disabilities (partly)
Accessibility tested - partly barrier-free for people with walking disabilities
Widely accessible for people with walking disabilities or wheelchairs, barrier-free toilets, parking spaces and elevator available

Hygiene and infection control measures

The current hygiene and infection protection measures of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia apply.

Arrival & Parking

Directions coming from the A3/A44:
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 in the direction of Düsseldorf, get into the left lane at the traffic lights and turn left onto the L422 in the direction of Ratingen. Coming from Düsseldorf, turn left at the first traffic light onto the K2. At the second traffic light, get in the right lane and turn right onto the L422 in the direction of Ratingen. Follow the road for about 4 kilometers. Then turn left at the second major intersection onto the L139. Take the second right to get to the large parking lot at the Blue Lake.

Line 773
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 going in the direction of Ratingen, continue along the road in the direction of travel and turn right at the first opportunity. 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 gateway in front of the mansion. On the right is the Hohe Fabrik with the main entrance to the museum.

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Price information

Price adult: 5€
Reduced price: €4
Free entry every 1st Friday of the month
Groups of 10 or more people €4 pp
Children and young people up to the age of 18 free of charge
school classes free of charge
refugees for free

Organization

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LVR Industrial Museum - Cromford Textile Factory and Poensgen Park

24-26 Cromforder Ave
40878 Ratingen

0049 2234 992 155 5

http://www.industriemuseum.lvr.de/

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