Please click your language flag. Bitte Sprachflagge klicken.


44145 Dortmund, Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)

Address Eberhardstr. 12
Floor area only roughly guessed: 1 500 m² / 16 146 ft²  
Museum typ Exhibition
Industry / Production Technology
  • Street Vehicles
  • Model Railway
  • Architecture
  • Technical and functional models
  • Telephone / Telex
  • Measuring Instruments, Lab Equipment

Opening times
Dienstag, Mittwoch: 13 - 17 Uhr; Donnerstag: 9 - 17 Uhr; Sonntag: 10 - 17 Uhr; an Feiertagen und 24.12. - 1.1. geschlossen

Status from 10/2014
Erwachsene: 2,50 €; ermäßigt: 1,25 €

Tel.:+49-231-844-5856  Fax:+49-231-844-5873  


Our page for Hoesch-Museum in Dortmund, Germany, is administrated by member Heribert Jung. Please write to him about your experience with this museum, for corrections of our data or sending photos by using the Contact Form to the Museum Finder.

Location / Directions
N51.529600° E7.481000°N51°31.77600' E7°28.86000'N51°31'46.5600" E7°28'51.6000"

Mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln:

Endhaltestelle U 44 (Westfalenhütte)

Mit dem PKW:

Folgen Sie vom Borsigplatz aus der Oesterholzstraße bis zum Werkstor der ThyssenKrupp Steel AG. Dort links Zufahrt zu den Besucherparkplätzen.

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

D: Hartmann & Braun AG; Normal Millivolt Amperemeter (1940??)
D: Siemens; D S.& Widerstandsmessbrücke bis 50 KOhm (1940??)

Hoesch is the name of the largest steel mill that operated in Dortmund, and it influenced the life and development of this city tremendously.

The Hoesch Museum was founded by the joint effort of former "Hoeschianer" (employees), the Museum for Art and Cultural Art, the Westfälisches Wirtschaftsarchiv Foundation and a lot of generous sponsors.

The founders were united by the knowledge of the enormous impact of the steel industry on the Ruhr Region and especially on the city of Dortmund.

Large cities grew in the shade of the steel converters and shaped the life of thousands of individuals to a common identity and transformed the Ruhr Region into one of the most important industrial areas in Europe.

The Hoesch Museum would like to keep the memories of one and a half century of steel industry alive, to illustrate the changes to the community over that period with vivid interactive exhibits and last but not least to show the importance of this high tech industry today.

Iron and steel industry in the Dortmund area

The permanent exhibition of the Hoesch Museum covers the period from the beginning of the iron and steel industry in the Dortmund area from 1840/41 to the structural changes of today.

The center point of the historical flashback is the history of the company Hoesch.
The Hoesch presents the conversion from iron to steel by original tools and products, by samples, media stations and movies.
The social history of the steel workers and their social institutions are shown in the section "Hoeschianer" (employees).
Especially we look at the structural changes in Dortmund and the actual development of the steel industry. For instance the cut of an original Porsche Carrera demonstrates the fast development of the steel coating technology to a multi functional high tech product.

The Hoesch Museum is located in the former Porter House which was designed by the famous architects Steinbach & Lutter in 1912-14 at the same time as the "new" headquarters next door.'
The Porter House was home of the token control, refectory for workers, wages office, security dept. with arrest cell.
Since 1988 the building is protected by landmark status because of its historical significance. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.