Henrichshütte Hattingen

LWL-Industriemuseum | Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Industriekultur


The Henrichshütte Ironworks

Museum of iron and steel

For 150 years the sparks were flying at the blast furnaces at the Henrichshütte ironworks when the kilns were opened to spew out the molten iron. Today we have brought this authentic historic ironworks back to life.

Over 10,000 people once worked here on the gigantic site, producing coke, and casting, rolling and forging iron and steel. The museum has a number of different trails where visitors can learn more about the different work processes. They can also take the glass elevator to the top of the oldest existing blast furnace in the region, watch our steel casting demonstrations, go on a torchlight tour of the works at night, or simply sit back and enjoy a piano recital in the blowing house.


Opening Hours

Tuesdays to Sundays and bank holidays 10 am - 6 pm
final admission: 5.30 pm
Fridays open till 8 pm, final admission: 7 pm
Closed on mondays (except bank holidays) and
on the 24th and 25th of December 2019 and on the 31st of December 2019 until the 1nd of January 2020


Adults: Euro 5
School Children: free admission
Reduced prices: Euro 2,50
Groups (16 people and more), per head: Euro 4,50

Guided Tours

Guided tours in English are offered and have to be booked in advance. Furthermore we offer brochures in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Turkish and Polish. English captions are put up at all the stations on the site. Please contact the museum for further information.

Here you can find more information about The Henrichshütte Ironworks.

How to visit

Westphalian State Museum of Industrial Heritage
Henrichshütte in Hattingen
Werksstrasse 31-33
45527 Hattingen

Phone 0049 (0)2324 9247-140
Fax 0049 (0)2324 9247-112
Mail henrichshuette@lwl.org