Iserlohn City Museum

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The Iserlohn City Museum is a local museum in Iserlohn . It was previously called the House of Home and is housed in the baroque building Fritz-Kühn-Platz 1 next to the St. Pankratiuskirche ( farmer's church ).

The exhibition

In the permanent exhibition the museum shows a historical outline of the Iserlohn past, starting with the geological formation of the area up to the present. Another focus is the economic and social history of Iserlohn. The museum has a collection of Iserlohn tobacco boxes . A separate room is available for special exhibitions.

After the presentation of the early settlement in the Iserlohn area, an insight into the calamine mining, which existed in Iserlohn since the 15th century, is given. After it had come by mining subsidence damage to buildings in the downtown area and the cost had risen sharply, which was calamine mining end of the 19th century set.

Other important branches of the economy in the period of industrialization were wire and needle production as well as the manufacture of brass and bronze products. Separate rooms are dedicated to these topics.

Another part of the exhibition deals with the Iserlohn uprising of 1849 as part of the March Revolution of 1848/49. It is also about the development of the club, which is strongly developed in the area.


Air raid tunnels

There are regular special tours and educational offers in cooperation with several other Iserlohn museums . You can also visit the old town air raid shelter from the Second World War under the Iserlohn old town, which is in the immediate vicinity of the museum.

The museum received an award as part of the European Museum of the Year competition . The Ankermuseum has been part of the “Prussia in Westphalia” network since summer 2017.


  • Fritz Kühn : 1763–1963 House of Home. 200 years of Iserlohn town history. Wichelhoven, Iserlohn 1963.

Web links

Commons : Stadtmuseum Iserlohn  - collection of pictures

Coordinates: 51 ° 22 ′ 21.5 ″  N , 7 ° 41 ′ 50 ″  E