The best museums in Dortmund in December 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Dortmund, Germany, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. German Football Museum1

    German Football Museum

    The German football museum (The Deutsche Fußballmuseum) is a museum dedicated to football on the Platz der deutschen Einheit in the German city of Dortmund. The museum has two floors, both of which deal with an important part of German football. The history of the German national football team is il
  2. LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern2

    LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern

    The LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern (LWL Industrial Museum - Provincial Westphalian Museum of Industrial Culture) belonged to the Stiftung Industriedenkmale und Geschichtskultur (Foundation of Industrial Heritage and Historical Culture). Today, the LWL Industrial Museum Zeche Zollern in Dortmund c
  3. Dortmund Zoo3

    Dortmund Zoo

    The Dortmund Zoo, in full Zoologischer Garten der Stadt Dortmund, is the zoo of the German city of Dortmund which was opened on 1958. The zoo is home to around 1500 animals from around 240 species. Zoo Dortmund is best known for the large collection of South American animal species. The Dortmund Zoo
  4. DASA4


    The DASA – Arbeitswelt Ausstellung is an exhibition in Dortmund that focuses on depicting the relationship between work, technology, and people. With an interactive exhibition, the DASA focuses on people with their physical, mental, social and cultural concerns. With its leitmotif man - work - techn
  5. Brewery Museum5

    Brewery Museum

    The Brewery Museum is a beer museum in Dortmund. It is a place devoted to the renowned Dortmund beer. Visitors can learn everything about the history and beer brewing process. The museum focuses on the history of the Dortmund breweries, mostly on the 19th and 20th century with a special focus on the
  6. Museum of Art and Art History6

    Museum of Art and Art History

    The Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte or MKK (Museum of Art and Cultural History) is a municipal art museum in Dortmund. The Museum of Art and Art History in Dortmund is housed in the 1924 former Municipal Savings Bank, built by Hugo Steinbach. The collections of paintings, sculptures, furniture
  7. East Wall Museum (Museum am Ostwall)7

    East Wall Museum (Museum am Ostwall)

    The East Wall Museum (Museum am Ostwall) is a museum of modern and contemporary art, located in the former Dortmunder U brewery on the Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse in the German city of Dortmund. The museum collection includes paintings, sculptures, objects and photographs and a collection of graphics of
  8. Resistance & Persecution Museum8

    Resistance & Persecution Museum

    The Steinwache is a memorial museum in Dortmund. It is a Resistance & Persecution Museum housed in the police station Steinwache that was established in 1906. In 1933 the Gestapo took over the prison and imprisoned and tortured opponents of the Nazi regime. Between 1933 and 1945 more than 66,000 peo
  9. Hoesch Museum9

    Hoesch Museum

    The Hoesch Museum is a museum in Dortmund that is housed in the historic concierge building of the Westfalenhütte, the museum presents an overview of 160 years of company history, the history of technology and the social history of steel work, combined with Dortmund's city history.
  10. Museum für Naturkunde10

    Museum für Naturkunde

    The Museum für Naturkunde is a natural history museum in Dortmund. The focus of the museum's collection is on exhibits from the fields of biology, geology and paleontology. The zoological exhibition shows local fauna and flora with some extra focus on mushrooms. The museum also features an aquarium

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