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Der Hochofen der Henrichshütte Hattingen ragt in einen blauen Himmel.

The Henrichshütte Iron and Steel Works in Hattingen

Industrial history in a museum of iron and steel

The oldest blast furnace in the area can be found at the Henrichshütte in Hattingen. It is 55 metres high and was built 80 years ago. In its heyday this huge plant near the River Ruhr employed 10,000 people. You will be fascinated by the relics of the smelting era, gaze in awe at the huge gas engines, savour the panoramic view from the blast furnace, before paying a visit to our show foundry at the Bessemer steelworks, where molten metal is once again flowing today.

Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday and public holidays 10 am - 6 pm

Final admission at 5 pm

Closed: Mondays (except public holidays)


LWL-Museum Henrichshütte

Werksstraße 31-33
45527 Hattingen

Tel: 02324 9247-140

Fax: 02324 9247-112

Admission charges

Adults: 5.00 Euro
Adults in groups of 16 persons or more: 4.50 euros
Reduced*: 2.50 Euro
Children, young people, pupils: free
* Those entitled to a reduction are recipients of current benefits under the Social Security Codes II and XII, students under 30, trainees, people doing voluntary service, people with a degree of disability of 50%.


Free admission
LWL Museums' Card, LVR Museums' Card, Deutscher Museumsbund, ICOM, RuhrtopCard (once only)

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LWL-Museums of Industrial Heritage

Eight former work sites are united under the roof of the Westphalian State Museum of Industrial Heritage. The unique industrial buildings are all architecturally fascinating. Events and exhibitions fill the houses with life, and link topics from the past with current issues. Thus the disused plants today form a versatile forum for industrial heritage.

The LWL-Museum preserves, researches and communicates the culture of the industrial age from the start to the present day.


LWL-Museum of Industrial Heritage | Westphalian State Museum