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Minerals-Museum Essen

The Minerals-Museum in Essen-Kupferdreh as a branch of the former Ruhrland-Museum has a committed partnership with the Bürgerschaft Kupferdreh and was founded in 1984. It is being technical and educational managed by the Ruhrt Museum.

The admission is free to this old, listed school building at the Kupferdreher Straße. Here, presentations to the themes 'Mammouth, Human and Flints', 'The Bone Chamber', 'Prehistory Animals', 'Wonder Chamber Nature', 'Cole – the black Gold' and 'The Sound of Stones' can be admired. They are the highlights of the goescientific collection of the Ruhr Museums. Through the diverse event programme, small and big visitors are being accompanied by a museum educator to give an understanding of the world of stones and minerals as well as the earth's history and its inhabitants.

Due to its location near the geological hiking path at Essen's Baldeneysee, the Mineral Museum is the ideal starting point for excursions to the outcrops of carbon , where one can discover the history of coal origin 300 million years ago. In a preparation workshop, the finds can be further processed. Special courses for adults are offered by the VHS Essen (adult education centre) as cooperation partner.

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