Siegerlandmuseum

Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen: Address, Phone Number, Siegerlandmuseum Reviews: 4/5

Siegerlandmuseum
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tonyking8652
Essen, Germany332 contributions
A nice setting , interesting exhibits, but...
Jul 2019 • Couples
And it's a big but..... the staff from the lady at the reception to the various attendants in the galleries are AWFUL!!

I asked for two tickets at €3.50 each and proffered a €10 note only to get a snarled " I've got no small change" , but she had: just didn't want to part with it! The activities of the gallery staff could only be described as " prowling and scowling " and dictatorial about the "correct " route to be followed , a route with no logic whatsoever!

The exhibition itself seems quite well arranged and the Rubens paintings are hung in a very beautiful setting, and other rooms with paintings ,engravings, furnishings and musical instruments are worth seeing , but why is EVERYTHING labelled only in German? Rubens and the various branches of the Nassau family are of international importance and might at least have English and Dutch translations.

I'm sorry, but these types of criticism are too often a feature of tourist centres in Germany which seem to have little grasp of what makes tourism work in modern times!
Written 10 July 2019
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Dr-Ing-Dchen
Rapid City, SD801 contributions
Art, Gardens, and Mining
Oct 2017 • Solo
This museum is located in the upper schloss. We walked through the main museum, which has nice art work, including some from their famous son, Rubens. There are also displays of furniture, glass ware and many other things. Nice variety of things from the region. As a surprise, there is a mining museum, which tells a bit of the story about mining in the region. And there is an old mine, which you can walk through a bit of, directly under the museum. All was very interested. We also took a walk around the outside yards, which has nice views over the city and pretty gardens. Inexpensive and interesting.
Written 13 October 2017
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cfhoffmann
Sydney, Australia191 contributions
Rubens and mining museum
Jan 2016 • Family
The Siegerland museum is located in the Oberes Schloss ('upper castle') and is definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in the artwork of Rubens. It's easy to find - just head for the big castle on the hill overlooking Siegen. The museum contains a never-ending collection of paintings of heads of the Nassau-Oranien royal family from the 18th century. More interesting are the Peter Paul Rubens paintings. The museum also contains changing exhibitions of other artists - Dieter Nuhr when we visited. In addition to the artworks is the replica mine workings which you can wander through (a little claustrophobic and steps to climb) and examples of household items from the 19th century. Tiny restaurant and toilets make up the top level.

Important notes: it's closed on Mondays, has a few steep and narrow winding staircases and you are not allowed to take photos or carry any bags with you (they provide free lockers).
Written 4 January 2016
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