Industrial Museum History Workshop Herrenwyk


The museum illustrates the story of work and everyday life in this former workers’ district.

Up until the 1990s, Lübeck Herrenwyk was a typical working class area of Lübeck. The blast furnace and the Flender shipyards in the neighbouring area of Siems were the major forces dominating the townscape. The town had a unique feature in the form of a museum on the outskirts of the factory's housing estate – in a former factory outlet belonging to the blast furnace company. The permanent exhibitions show the history of the two factories and their workers, their working and living conditions, their economic and social problems. The fate of tens of thousands of forced labourers and prisoners of war who had to work and live under appalling conditions in industrial Lübeck during the Second World War is also highlighted. In addition, changing special exhibitions on economic, social and contemporary issues are also displayed.

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Industrial Museum History Workshop Herrenwyk

Kokerstraße 1-3

23569 Lübeck


Phone: 0451 - 122 4195



General information

  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of all Ages
Foreign Language
  • German
  • English
Payment Options
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet
  • Barrier-free access
Hygiene and infection control measures
  • Distance control
  • Notice signs
  • Heed the hygiene instructions
  • Mouth-nose covering compulsory
Accessibility information

There are obstacles to overcome. Advance notification is advisable so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Guide dogs are very welcome.

Price info
Adults € 4
Reduced € 3
Children and younger people (16-18 yr.) € 4
Children and younger people (6-15 yr.) € 2
Children up to the age of 6 free

You can get there from Lübeck with bus line 32. The museum is a five-minute walk from the Herrenwyk stop.

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