At the 25th and 26th of June, 2016, the Arge Muttenthalbahn e.V. celebrates their 30 years anniversary!
All companions, sponsors and patrons, as well as our numerous visitors of whom we carried more than 139,000 without an accident, since the museum opened in 2002, are cordially invited. Food, drinks and new impressions of the museum will be provided.
Several guest vehicles are going on the tracks as freight trains with passenger transport. Our passenger shuttle train is driving as usual from the parking lot at the Nachtigallstraße to the Zeche Theresia and to the Zeche Nachtigall. The museum will be open for our guests from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM.
Once again we hope to meet many “old friends” and to welcome you to the Zeche Theresia.
Stay with us and have a nice time.
Your Arge Muttenthalbahn
For celebrating the beginning of our season in 2016, we would like to invite you to the Muttental festival at Zeche Theresia on the 20th of March, 2016.
Of course we hope for good weather that day, but even if this won’t work, in our covered wagon or in the cafeteria, with a hot waffle, you don’t have to stand in the rain.
Therefore – have a good year 2016!
First of all, how can the riches of narrow-gauge and underground colliery
railway history be represented in the form of a museum along with enabling
visitors to feel and experience the atmosphere of small-scale coal mining
related to the Muttenthal ? This question was dealt with by students of
Archtitecture of the University of Wuppertal (Bergische Universität) in the form
of a design studio under the professorship of Professors Ulrich Königs and Karl
Schwalbendorfer. A profile of requirements was developed and an area of land
chosen for the museum which lies southwest of the former colliery Zeche
Theresia in co-operation with Herr Frank of the Muttenthalbahn e.V working
A variety of of architectural designs dedicated to Zeche Theresia Mine are on
display on the premises at the open-air museum on the same site. These
present a wide range of ideas and demonstrate how contemporary architecture
can represent Industrial History in the present and future.