As part of a comprehensive renovation and modernisation programme for the Engels House and the Museum of Early Industrialisation, the exhibition buildings of the Museum Industriekultur Wuppertal are being upgraded and renovated. In the meantime, a new permanent exhibition on the life and work of Friedrich Engels has been realised in the Engels House. The new permanent exhibition in the Museum of Early Industrialisation is currently being redesigned. Due to the gradual development of the museum over the past forty years, the historical parts of the building have grown solitarily. It is therefore necessary to bring the different historical parts of the building together under an overall concept in terms of exhibition content and construction and to connect them with a visitor centre.