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German Tool Museum

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  • Remscheid

From stone to industry 4.0 | German Tool Museum From hand axes and bronze, iron and steel to digitally controlled high-tech devices. With good tools, humans shape our world and produce essential products. Immerse yourself in the exciting history of tools and see an impressive collection at the Tool Museum showcasing technical, social and cultural history which is unparalleled in Germany.

The German Tool Museum radiates variety

How tools have developed from their beginnings right through to today is recounted in a vivid way. The journey through time begins with archaeology and leads via other points to the Middle Ages, industrialisation and the present day. One of the museum’s highlights is a steam engine with a flywheel almost four meters in size. No other machine from this period illustrates the revolutionary development more impressively.

Unlike in other museums, here you can not only admire through thick glass, you can touch the exhibits too. See how the tools from a time gone by feel in your hand and try them out. The varied programmes, educational content and exciting workshops make the German Tool Museum in Remscheid an excellent destination for the whole family. 

Guided tours and celebrations at the German Tool Museum

Guided tours of various kinds are offered for all ages. You can also hire out the premises for parties and celebrations. For more information, visit www.werkzeugmuseum.org.

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German Tool Museum
Cleffstraße 2-6
42855 Remscheid

Phone: +49 2191 / 16 25 19
Fax: +49 2191 / 16 20 55
Website: www.werkzeugmuseum.org

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