European Route of Industrial Heritage

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The European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) is a network (theme route) of the most important industrial heritage sites in Europe. This is a tourism industry information initiative to present a network of industrial heritage sites across Europe. The aim of the project is to create interest for the common European Heritage of the Industrialisation and its remains. ERIH also wants to promote regions, towns and sites showing the industrial history and market them as visitor attractions in the leisure and tourism industry.[1]

Anchor points[edit]

The – virtual – main route is built by the so-called Anchor Points. These are Industrial Heritage sites which are the historically most important and most attractive for visitors. The route leads through 13 countries thus far (in 2014): Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.[2]

The anchor sites in 2015 are:

Nation Location Site Theme(s)
United Kingdom Amlwch Mynydd Parys and Porth Amlwch Mining, Transport and Communication, Landscapes
Netherlands Amsterdam Heineken Experience - Heineken Brewery Production and Manufacturing
Germany Augsburg Textile and industrial museum (tim) Textiles
United Kingdom Birmingham Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Production and Manufacturing
United Kingdom Blaenavon Big Pit National Coal Museum Mining, Landscapes
Belgium Blegny Blegny-Mine Mining
Germany Bocholt TextilWerk Bocholt LWL Industrial Museum Textiles
France Calais The International City of Lace and Fashion Textiles
Italy Carbonia Italian Centre for Coal Mining, Culture Mining, Landscapes
United Kingdom Chatham The Historic Dockyard Production and Manufacturing, Transport and Communication
Germany Chemnitz Chemnitz Museum of Industry Textiles, Production and Manufacturing, Transport and Communication
Denmark Copenhagen Visit Carlsberg / Carlsberg Visitors Centre Production and Manufacturing
Spain Cornellà de Llobregat Museu Agbar de les Aigües Water
United Kingdom Cromford Derwent Valley Mills Textiles, Landscapes
Germany Delmenhorst Nordwolle Textiles, Housing and Architecture
Germany Dortmund LWL Industrial Museum Zollern II/IV Colliery Mining, Housing and Architecture
Germany Duisburg North Duisburg Landscape Park Iron and Steel, Landscapes
United Kingdom Dundee Verdant Works Textiles
United Kingdom Duxford Imperial War Museum Duxford Transport and Communication, Industry and War
United Kingdom Elsecar Elsecar Heritage Centre Mining
Netherlands Enschede TwentseWelle Textiles
Germany Essen Zollverein XII Colliery & Coking Plant World Heritage Site Mining, Housing and Architecture
Germany Euskirchen LVR Industrial Museum Mueller Cloth Mill Textiles
Sweden Falun Falun Mine, World Heritage Site Mining, Landscapes
Germany Furtwangen German Clock Museum, German Clock Route Production and Manufacturing
Belgium Gent Museum of Industrial Archaeology and Textile Textiles
Germany Goslar Mines of Rammelsberg World Heritage Site Mining
Germany Gräfenhainichen Ferropolis - Town of Iron Mining, Iron and Steel
Sweden Grimeton World Heritage Grimeton Transport and Communication
France Grossouvre Charcoal halle of Grossouvre Iron and Steel
Netherlands Haarlemmermeer Steam Pumping Station De Cruquius Water, Housing and Architecture
Germany Hamburg Museum of Work Production and Manufacturing, Transport and Communication
Netherlands Hoorn Hoorn-Medemblik Steam Tram Museum Transport and Communication
Germany Hoyerswerda Lusatia Mining Museum, Knappenrode Energy Factory Mining, Application of Power, Landscapes
Netherlands Kerkrade - Discovery Center Continium, Kerkrade Mining, Production and Manufacturing
Denmark Kongens Lyngby Brede Works Textiles, Production and Manufacturing, Housing and Architecture
Germany Lage Westphalian Industrial Museum Brick Works Lage Production and Manufacturing
United Kingdom Lanark New Lanark Textiles, Housing and Architecture
Germany Lichterfeld Overburden Conveyor Bridge F60 Mining, Iron and Steel, Landscapes
United Kingdom Llanberis National Slate Museum Production and Manufacturing, Housing and Architecture, Landscapes
Poland Łódź Manufaktura, Museum of the Factory Textiles
United Kingdom London London Museum of Water & Steam Application of Power, Water
Belgium Marcinelle Bois du Cazier Mining
United Kingdom Market Harborough Foxton Locks:Foxton Inclined Plane and Lock Staircase Transport and Communication
Netherlands Medemblik Netherlands Steam Machine Museum Production and Manufacturing, Application of Power
Norway Narvik Museum Nord, Narvik Transport and Communication
United Kingdom Newtongrange Scottish Mining Museum Mining
United Kingdom Northwich Lion Salt Works Mining, Salt
Germany Oberhausen Gasometer next to CentrO Iron and Steel, Application of Power
Norway Oslo Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology, Industry and Medicine Textiles
Czech Republic Ostrava Michal Mine Mining
Germany Papenburg Meyer Shipyard Production and Manufacturing, Transport and Communication
Germany Peenemünde The Peenemünde Historical Museum Production and Manufacturing, Application of Power, Landscapes
United Kingdom Pendeen, Penzance Geevor Tin Mine Mining, Landscapes
France Petite-Rosselle Carreau Wendel Museum Mining
Czech Republic Pilsen Pilsner Urquell Brewery and Museum Production and Manufacturing
Italy Prato Campolmi Factory, Lazzerini Library, Textile Museum Textiles
United Kingdom Redruth Heartlands Mining
United Kingdom Rhondda Rhondda Heritage Park Mining, Landscapes
Norway Rjukan Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum Application of Power
United Kingdom Sheffield Kelham Island Museum Iron and Steel, Production and Manufacturing, Application of Power
Germany Solingen LVR Industrial Museum Hendrichs Drop Forge Iron and Steel
Norway Spillum Norwegian Sawmill Museum Production and Manufacturing
United Kingdom St Austell Wheal Martyn Production and Manufacturing, Landscapes, Mining
United Kingdom Swansea National Waterfront Museum Mining, Iron and Steel, Production and Manufacturing, Transport and Communication
Poland Tarnowskie Góry Tarnowskie Góry silver mine Mining
United Kingdom Telford Ironbridge Gorge Museums Iron and Steel, Production and Manufacturing, Transport and Communication
Spain Terrassa Catalonian Museum of Science and Industry Textiles, Transport and Communication, Application of Power
Poland Tychy Tyskie Brewing Museum Production and Manufacturing
Norway Tyssedal Norwegian Museum of Hydro Power and Industry Application of Power, Landscapes
Germany Völklingen World Heritage Site Voelklingen Iron Works Iron and Steel, Application of Power, Landscapes
United Kingdom Wakefield National Coal Mining Museum for England Mining
United Kingdom Waltham Abbey Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills Production and Manufacturing, Transport and Communication, Landscapes
Netherlands Zaandam Zaanse Schans Application of Power, Water
Poland Zabrze Guido historic coal mine Mining
Germany Zehdenick Mildenberg Brick Work Park Production and Manufacturing
Netherlands Zevenaar Brick Works De Panoven Production and Manufacturing
Germany Zwickau August Horch Museum Production and Manufacturing, Transport and Communication
Poland Żywiec Żywiec Brewery Museum Production and Manufacturing


Regional Routes[edit]

Regional Routes (like the Route der Industriekultur in the Ruhr) cover regions as where industrial history has left its mark. Currently (2015) there are seventeen:

Belgium
Euregio Maas-Rhine
France
Saar Lor Lux
Germany
Northwest
Ruhrgebiet
Industrial Valleys
Euregio Maas-Rhine
Saxony-Anhalt
Lusatia
Rhine-Main
Saar Lor Lux
Great Britain
Northwest-England
East Peak
Heart of England
South Wales
The Industrious East
Cornwall
Netherlands
HollandRoute
Euregio Maas-Rhine
Poland
Silesia
Spain
Catalonia

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European Theme Routes[edit]

Fourteen European Theme Routes show the diversity of industrial landscapes all over Europe and the common roots of industrial history:

  • Textiles: From fibre to fabrique
  • Mining: The treasures of the Earth
  • Iron & Steel: The glow of the blast furnaces
  • Paper:
  • Salt: White gold
  • Maufacturing: Goods for the world
  • Energy: What makes us go
  • Transport & Communication: The tracks of the Industrial Revolution
  • Water: Blue Gold
  • Industry and War:
  • Housing & Architecture
  • Service & Leisure Industry
  • Industrial Landscapes

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