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Museum Rotes Haus Monschau

Opening hours
01 April to 30 November
Tuesday to Sunday
10 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm
Monday closed

A journey back to 18th century Monschau

At that time, the clothier and merchant Johann Heinrich Scheibler succeeded in turning the elaborately produced Monschau cloth into a high-quality luxury article and marketing it throughout Europe. As a sign of his success, he had a prestigious residence built around 1760, which was also used as a trading centre with an office, warehouse and wool washing house.

With 13 fully furnished living rooms, the museum offers fascinating insights into the family’s bourgeois life. Precious canvas wallpaper, a festively set table in the dining room, the kitchen with freshly polished copper and brass kettles, drawing rooms with fine seating or bedrooms with sumptuous beds – it seems as if the family had just left the house.

The walk up the richly carved and world-famous oak grand staircase, which winds upwards in an elegant curve over three floors, will be unforgettable.

The cloths once traded throughout Europe and their elaborate production are the focus of the four newly furnished themed rooms. Here, pre-industrial cloth production can be experienced up close. Be it the 3D reproductions from the motifs of the grand staircase, which show the many work steps from wool to cloth, or the intricately rewoven fabrics.

Immerse yourself in bourgeois home décor and handmade fine woollen fabrics from pre- and early industrial times.

5.00 € Adults
3.00 € Students, vocational trainees, severely disabled persons

Free admission (with proof)
Children and young people under 18
Beneficiaries of the LVR

01 April to 30 November
Tuesday to Sunday
10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm

Open on the following public holidays:
Easter, Labor Day, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, Corpus Christi, German Unity Day, All Saints’ Day

Museum Rotes Haus Monschau

Laufenstr. 10
52156 Monschau

Phone: 0049 2472 5071

The Museum Rotes Haus Monschau is part of the Euregio Maas-Rhein wool route, which provides cross-border information on the cultural heritage of the cloth industry in short videos. Take a look at the video.

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