Museum Zinkhütter Hof

Museum Zinkhütter Hof


As a museum for industrial, economic and social history of the Aachen region, the Zinkhütter Hof shows the development of one of the oldest industrial regions in Central Europe. A unique testimony to local industrial history is the Zinkhütter Hof itself. It was built as a glassworks at the beginning of the 19th century and has been rebuilt several times since. It is rare to find similarly preserved building ensembles from the early phase of industrialisation.
The permanent collection is dedicated to "Stolberg gold": since the 16th century, the brass trade has brought prosperity and wealth to the Stolberg valley. This is why brass is also referred to as "Stolberg gold".
"Zinc, a common material": At the end of the 18th century it was possible for the first time to extract pure zinc from calamine, until then this metal had not been known. Since the 19th century, the zinc industry has been an important employer.
"Aachen needle": The Aachen region was considered an important centre of German needle production. The documented history of the Aachen needle dates back to the 16th century.
In addition, changing exhibitions bring other themes to life time and again.

Forum Zinkhütter Hof
The Zinkhütter Hof is being promoted as an extracurricular place of learning within the framework of the EuRegionale 2008. From 2008 onwards, the educational spectrum will be expanded with the additional offers "History Workshop", "Future Workshop" and "Thinking Workshop".
Furthermore, the premises with their excellent facilities offer the possibility for congresses, conferences, celebrations and exhibitions. An in-house catering service is available.
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Opening hours

  • From January 2nd to December 31st
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM




Museum Zinkhütter Hof
Cockerillstraße 90
52222 Stolberg
Phone: +49 2402 903 130

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