Museum and Visitors’ Mine Works in the World Cultural Heritage

The utilisation concept gives the inherited world cultural heritage substance due respect and brings the utilisation of the Museum into harmonious interaction with the existing substance. At the Rammelsberg the usage of the inherited building substance aims at securing its existence and cautiously restoring it without eliminating the evidence of its use. Beautification and well-meant improvements in design and form are therewith as out of the question as historicism-style additions. The underlying principle is authenticity.

At the authentic location the visitor establishes mental connections between that work which at one time took place here and that which is today supportively presented here. Intersections where old and new converge are not covered up but rather documented as evidence of changes in usage.

In contrast to mining museums, the buildings are not neutral storage locations and not simply a wrapper for exponents placed there without interrelationship. The rooms stand for themselves, are exponents of themselves, exactly as the Old Town with its buildings and the cultural landscape in which the former ore mine works is imbedded are exponents of themselves. They are all part and parcel of the same history, to which each offers its own entry: human labour as prerequisite to and the carrier of culture. Exhibited objects and original venue together make the assimilation of this history possible.


Unsere diesjährige Sonderausstellung "Perspektiven des Welterbes" sollte eigentlich am 26. Oktober 2014 Wochenende zu Ende gehen.
Allerdings haben wir uns aufgrund des regen Besucherinteresses entschlossen, die Ausstellungdauer um zwei Wochen zu verlängern.
Sie endet somit erst am 9. November zeitgleich zu dem Ende der Herbstferien in Niedersachsen und Bremen.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!

7,00 €
Kinder 4,00 €
11.00 Uhr

Vortrag: Dr. Martin Wetzel, Goslar: „Der Bergarbeiterstreik von 1889 an der Ruhr. Verlauf, Besonderheiten und Auswirkungen“

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