As part of a comprehensive renovation and modernisation programme for the Engels House and the Museum for Early Industrialization, the exhibition buildings of the Museum Industriekultur Wuppertal are being upgraded and refurbished. For this purpose, the permanent exhibition in Engels House, Reddehase's shed and Kannegießer's factory was vacated. Due to the gradual development of the museum over the past forty years, the building parts have grown solitary. It is therefore necessary to bring together the different historical building parts under one overall concept. Therefor, the relationship between the buildings is to be redefined by connecting them through a central visitor centre.