Industrial Museum History Workshop Herrenwyk

©Industriemuseum Geschichtswerkstatt Herrenwyk
©Industriemuseum Geschichtswerkstatt Herrenwyk

The Industrial Museum History Workshop Herrenwyk gives a hands-on opportunity to see the history of working and everyday life as well as special exhibitions on cultural and historic topics. 

Herrenwyk was a typical working class area of Lübeck up until the 1990s. The blast furnace and the Flender docks in neighbouring Siems were the major forces dominating the townscape. The town had a unique feature in the form of a museum built in 1906/07 on the outskirts of the factory's housing estate in a former factory store belonging to the blast furnace company. The museum deals with an important period of Lübeck history.

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 Lübeck's industry during the Second World War is also highlighted. In addition, changing special exhibitions on economic, social and contemporary issues are also displayed.

Opening Times:
Fri: 2 pm - 5 pm
Sat - Sun: 10 am - 5 pm,

Adults        € 3,00
Reduced    € 1,50
Children     € 1,50
You will find a complete price list here.

Industrial Museum History Workshop Herrenwyk
Kokerstraße 1-3, 23552 Lübeck
Tel.: +49 (0) 4 51/30 11 52
E-Mail: geschichtswerkstatt(at)