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Keramikmuseum Westerwald

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In the ceramics museum in Höhr-Grenzhausen you will find almost everything on the subject of clay and ceramics on 2500 m²:

from clay mining, - past and present -, the history and modernity of ceramics to high-tech ceramics and a museum pedagogy as interesting as it is instructive. The museum shop and museum restaurant complete an active and open house, which as a museum has something to offer for everyone! Families with children are very welcome here! Our museum education is creative and interesting!

And our house is completely barrier-free to visit and also well equipped for wheelchair users - ramps are available on all 4 exhibition levels. In the museum shop you can expect stress-free shopping and a pleasantly cultivated atmosphere in the house. On more than 2500 m2 of exhibition space, the Keramikmuseum Westerwald, which was built in 1982 and expanded to 5000 m2 in 2007, displays works from almost 5 centuries of ceramic history.
Over 4 bright, large exhibition levels, visitors are offered a good overview of the historical development of ceramics. Starting with prehistoric exhibits, this leads from the early salt-glazed Westerwald stoneware to magnificent vessels of the Renaissance, the Art Nouveau vessels and the exhibits of the 50s to 90s of the 20th century.
Through spectacular exhibitions and the announcement of the Westerwald Prize as a competition open to participants from all over Europe, the Keramikmuseum Westerwald presents itself as a forum especially for contemporary ceramics. Numerous special exhibitions on ceramic themes inform both trade visitors and guests interested in tourism about current trends in ceramic creation. Symposia, conferences, concerts and lectures offer space for discussion and a growing network within European and international ceramics. The museum shows craft and tradition, design, freely designed sculptures, turned and mounted pieces as well as the innovative use of new materials and techniques.

We are into clay - The Ceramics Museum Westerwald presents the fascinating history of working with clay. Many of our exhibited objects have a long journey behind them. Some vessels made it to the other end of the world. Most of the exhibits have their origins in a Westerwald clay pit. Visit us and embark on a journey through time that began more than 40 million years ago and has lost none of its magic to this day.

Johannes Vermeer, Claude Monet, Max Pechstein, George of England, Empress Augusta, N'Goran Koffi, Henry van de Velde: all were enthusiastic about the Westerwald stoneware. Find out the reason and let yourself be infected. The contemporary and artistic use of the ceramic material is shown in special exhibitions and promoted through competitions.

The mediation of our history and present is important to us. Therefore we have an individual program for each age group. In our well-equipped museum workshop, you are also welcome to become creative yourself under expert guidance.

Do you want more?

Höhr-Grenzhausen is not only the cradle, but also the modern center of ceramic handicraft. In the surrounding area you will find many pottery workshops, which you are welcome to visit. Translated with (free version)

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Badge Accessibility-certified

  • Parking for people with disabilities
  • Step-free access to the building/object/terrain (via elevator/ramp if necessary)
  • All other rooms and facilities available to the guests are infinitely accessible by elevator or ramp
  • 80 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
  • 70 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
  • Toilets for people with disabilities
  • Lateral accessible toilet for a wheelchair
  • Hinged grab rail in the toilet at least on the accessible side
  • Handrails on both sides of all staircases

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially barrier-free for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report at the end of the text.

  • There are two marked parking spaces for people with disabilities (parking space size: 350 cm x 500 cm; distance to the entrance: 15 m).
  • The path to the entrance is easy to walk and drive on.
  • The museum is accessible without steps or thresholds.
  • All evaluated rooms that can be used by the guest are at ground level, accessible via ramps or an elevator.
  • The ramps between the exhibition levels each have a longitudinal inclination of 8% over a length of 18 m.
  • An elevator can also be used between level A and level D if required. The cab measures 100 cm x 140 cm; the passage width of the elevator door is 80 cm.
  • All passageways/doors are at least 88 cm wide, except the elevator door with 80 cm.
  • The cash counter is 74 cm high at the lowest point.
  • There are no seats in the showrooms.
  • The exhibits and the information on the exhibits are mainly visible while sitting.
  • There are no guided tours offered for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users.
  • There are wheelchair accessible tables in the cafeteria.
  • Aids offered: wheelchair

Public toilet for people with disabilities

  • The manoeuvring spaces (width x depth) are as follows:
    • in front of/behind the door, in front of the toilet and in front of the washbasin at least 150 cm x 150 cm;
    • right next to the toilet 90 cm x 70 cm, left next to the toilet 70 cm x 70 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on both sides of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible and the mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.
  • There is an alarm trigger (cord).
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Walking disability and wheelchair users

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report at the end of the text.

  • There is no audio induction loop.
  • In the event of an acoustic alarm, an optically perceptible flashing light or flashing signal appears throughout the entire museum.
  • In the elevator, the outgoing emergency call is confirmed acoustically. Alternatively, stairs are available.
  • The information about the exhibits is conveyed in written form and partly acoustically.
  • There are no guided tours offered for deaf people and and people with hearing impairment.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Hearing impaired and deaf
  • Assistance dogs are welcome

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report at the end of the text.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed.
  • The entrance is neither visually rich in contrast nor recognizable by a tactile change of floor covering.
  • There are glass doors without safety markings.
  • There are no carousel or rotary doors.
  • All evaluated areas usable by the guest are well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • There are no obstacles, e.g. objects protruding into the path/room.
  • Steps are not visually rich in contrast. Handrails are present on both sides.
  • There are also one-sided handrails on the ramps between the exhibition levels.
  • An emergency call is confirmed acoustically in the elevator. The stopping position is not announced by speech. The operating elements are visually rich in contrast and tactilely detectable.
  • There is no guidance system with floor indicators.
  • The exhibits are generally well illuminated.
  • The information about the exhibits is conveyed in written form, in legible and contrast-rich font, and partly acoustically.
  • There is no information in Braille or prismatic writing.
  • Aids offered: reading aids (reading glasses, magnifying glasses, etc.)
  • There are no guided tours offered for visually impaired and blind people.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Visually impaired and blind

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report at the end of the text.

  • Name and logo of the museum are clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • There is no pictorial or colored guidance system.
  • The information about the exhibits is conveyed in written form and partly acoustically, but not in easy language.
  • There are no guided tours offered for guests with cognitive impairments.
Audit Report: PDF report on accessibility for Cognitive disability
This audit report was prepared by: Reisen für Alle
Certification period: January 01, 2019 - December 31, 2021
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Keramikmuseum Westerwald

Lindenstraße 13
56203 Höhr-Grenzhausen
Phone (0049) 2624 946010 Fax (0049) 2624 9460120

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