The Fördertechnik Museum contains a unique collection of exhibits from all eras of transportation development.
Over 150 systems and devices, ranging from wheels to high-tech equipment, can not only be viewed up close, but also experienced in full operation. Visitors are allowed to put the conveyor technology into operation and have to lend a hand themselves when an elevator is set in motion or a fictitious river is to be crossed in a gondola.
In addition to a variety of different conveyors, often provided by generous companies, the museum also displays creative installations of its own, such as an ascending mobile equipped with soccer balls and a wild volleyball game – balls tossed up by numerous pneumatic cannons, similar to a water feature.
Other sculptures, such as steel horses and life-size cows, move their limbs powered by motors.
The oldest museum pieces are a 200-year-old ladder truck from Romania and a fully functioning mill elevator that is just over 120 years old.
Among the largest installations are a letter sorting machine and a shoe sorter originating from the USA. Numerous teddy bears, rabbits and other funny plush figures do laps around the museum on a roller coaster, among other things, and are not only exciting for the little visitors to discover.
You will recognize the Fördertechnik Museum by its two landmarks. The giant pipe, which points the way into the museum, and car 5 of the Wuppertal suspension railroad, which was taken out of service in 2017 and has since served the Fördertechnik Museum as a walk-in visitor attraction.
In 2015, the Fördertechnik Museum was expanded to include an indoor play hall.
The indoor play hall offers fun and games for different age groups. Here, young and old can get rid of their excess energy, be it on the indoor soccer field, on a fast slide on one of the three climbing slides, a race with a fun vehicle from the racing fleet or in a duel at the table tennis table. For the smaller visitors, the Fördertechnik Museum has a play area with a store, various building and play corners.
Please note: the indoor play area may only be entered with socks/slides/sneakers or the museum’s own overshoes.
Open workshop every weekend 12:00 – 17:00 hrs
Axmann workshop on request/ on selected days 12:00 – 17:00 hrs.
In order to not only demonstrate technology to visitors, but to make it tangible in the truest sense of the word, the open workshop was created in 2016. Here, tinkering spirit and creativity are in demand every weekend: marble runs, vehicles, amusement parks, conveyors and robots are just a handful of projects that can be realized with the help of the “fischertechnik” modular system. So every visitor can feel like a real inventor every weekend and during the vacations between 12 noon and 5 pm.
On selected days, visitors also have access to the Axmann workshop. Here, a self-developed modular system is waiting to be discovered. Various models from the field of materials handling technology can be assembled from original industrial profiles, motors and tools. From the supposedly simple conveyor belt to the complicated robot, we are constantly expanding our range. Read more:
And if there is not enough time for building: no problem! Offers for workshops can be found here.
After all the different activities, everyone can also take care of their physical well-being. In our museum bistro, various non-alcoholic drinks, coffee specialties or even tea can be purchased. Small dishes – also vegetarian – as well as muffins, cakes and snacks satisfy hunger. Our large selection in the ice cream chest is popular at any time of the year.
The bistro invites all visitors to a relaxed stay and to recharge their batteries.
The consumption of food and beverages brought to the bistro is not allowed. Please note that eating and drinking are not allowed in the exhibition halls as well as in the indoor play hall.
Special events are held at regular intervals in cooperation with the “Erlebnismuseum Fördertechnik e.V.” sponsoring association. From lectures on the subject of electromobility to a repair café and a museum vernissage, the aim is to organize interesting events that go beyond the subject of technology.
The museum’s offerings are particularly popular with children’s birthday groups. The combination of museum playground and workshop promises an unforgettable day where boredom is a foreign word.
If you are looking for a place to organize events ranging from children’s birthday parties to club meetings, representative conferences or similar, please do not hesitate to contact us.