Ribbon Weaving Museum

A historic voyage of discovery

A good thirty years after its founding, the Ribbon Weaving Museum can be found in a new, almost ideal location: in Elberfelder Nordstadt in the Gold-Zack building, built around 1910, where ribbons and healds were produced for decades.

The permanent exhibition covers over 100 years of ribbon weaving and belt turning with working looms, belt tables and other machines, old and new products, documents, models and much more. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the old-style house ribbon weaver's room, which illustrates the life of a ribbon weaving family in the first quarter of the 20th century. The past and the present meet in the Ribbon Weaver Museum. The specific functioning machines and devices and the diverse products are embedded in an ambience that is stimulating for laymen and experts alike.

Visitor Information

  • Address
    Wiesenstraße 118, 42105 Wuppertal
    Entrance A, 2nd floor
  • Directions
    From the main railway station, take bus no:
    620 (direction Kuckelsberg), to bus stop "Wüstenhofer Straße", 300m walk.
    603 (direction Am Eckbusch), 613 (direction Am Eckbusch), 628 (direction Hamburger Treppe), 647 (direction Hattingen Mitte), each to bus stop "Am Dorrenberg", 450m walk.
  • Opening hours

    Until December 27, 2022: 
    Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., after 2 p.m. by appointment only (tel.: 0202 - 563 4375, email: mi-wuppertal@stadt.wuppertal.de)
    Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m., free public tours at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Friday: 10 am to 6 pm 
    Every 1st Sunday of the month: 2 to 4 p.m.

    Between December 27, 2022 and January 6, 2023, the Ribbon Weaving Museum will be closed

    Starting January 9, 2023:
    Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Admission
    Admission is free.
  • Guided tours
    Free public guided tours for individuals: Thursday 11 am and 3.30 pm.
    If you would like to visit the museum with a group, please register via Ankerpunkt Museum Industriekultur: Tel.: +49 (0)202 - 563 4375, e-mail: ankerpunkt@stadt.wuppertal.de