The Nightingale mine lies in the “cradle of coal mining” on the south bank of the Ruhr. Today it is one of the outstanding monuments of industrial history. The Hercules shaft, the engine house with its working steam engine, the rectangular boiler house chimney, the workshop and the walled delivery area for unloading coal from the barges on the Ruhr bear witness to what was once the most productive mine in the area.
Tuesdays to Sundays and bank holidays 10 am–6 pm
final admission: 5.30 pm
Closed on mondays (except bank holidays) and
from the 23th of December 2019 until the 1st of January 2020
Adults: Euro 4
Reduced prices: free admission
Groups (16 people and more), per head: Euro 3.50
German Guided tours of the mine gallery
- April–October: Tue-Fri: 10.30 am, 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm, Sat–Sun: every hour 10.30 am–4.30 pm
- November–March: daily except mondays 10.30 am, 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm und 4.30 am
Adults: Euro 3 (reduced Euro 1.50) plus admission.
The Muttental coal mining path, around 9 kilometres in lenghth, explaining the history of early mining on the Ruhr is signposted from the museum.
Here you can find more information about The Nightingale mine.