entrance free
Discover Industrial Culture

Museum Strom und Leben


One free entry to the permanent exhibition including special exhibitions.
Is not valid for special events, such as the ExtraSchicht on Saturday 27 June from 6 p.m.

Electricity in every appliance. What was an advertising promise 90 years ago is now part of everyday life. You can experience the history of how rapidly electricity revolutionised our lives at this museum. The journey through time takes you past a steam engine, a steam turbine and historical electric cars into the listed transformer station built in 1928. The many objects you can touch are very popular: huge plasma balls next to the walk-in 100-year-old tram, working dial telephones, old household appliances and "historical" video games such as Pingpong and Tetris. You will also find other exhibitions such as "Arbeiten" [work], "Heilen" [healing], "Wohnen" [living] and "Vergnügen" [entertainment].

Address & Contact

Uferstraße 2 – 4, Navi: Bochumer Straße 253
45663 Recklinghausen
Tel. 02361 9842216

opening hours

Mon-Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed: 01.01., 10.04., 28.06., 01.11. & 01.12. -31.12.

Info Hotline
+49 1806.1816180
(€ 0,20/call from German landline;
€ 0,60/call from the mobile phone network.)

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