The Ruhrnatur House in Mülheim an der Ruhr was set up in 1992 by RWW Rheinisch-Westfälische Wasserwerkgesellschaft mbH . Similar to the Aquarius water museum of the same owner, it is dedicated to the topic of " water ".
The Ruhr ecosystem is shown using fish from the Ruhr, small animals under the microscope, sounds and smells. Since 2010 the exhibition has been expanded to include the topics of climate and renewable energies. Visitors can experiment with wind turbines, water turbines and solar panels and find out what they can learn from nature in dealing with energy. Excursions for families, school classes and trade visitors are offered. There are a total of 32 exhibition units in the building (including flow models, microscope stations, water drop ball track), the largest of which is the Ruhr Aquarium (3 meters high, capacity 4000 liters).
The building in which the Ruhrnatur House is located was built in 1926 as a student boathouse according to plans by the architects Helbing and Voigt . The same sandstone was used for the facade as for the Kahlenberg hydropower plant, which is also located on the Ruhr lock island . It is since 17 January 1990 under monument protection , is - as the adjacent water station and the hydroelectric plant - the Route of Industrial Heritage .
- Address: Haus Ruhrnatur, Alte Schleuse 3, 45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr
- Public transport: Mülheim, stops Wilhelmstraße and Kassenberg
- Haus Ruhrnatur - official homepage
- RWW (the sponsor of the museum) to Haus Ruhrnatur
- Description of all locations on this themed route as part of the Route of Industrial Culture
- House Ruhrnatur. Route-Industriekultur, December 15, 2017, accessed May 22, 2018 .