How it all began

260 years ago, customs inspector Jan Willem Noot planned a packing house for groceries in the Royal Gardens in Ruhrort. In order to acquire the hereditary lease for the property, it was necessary to obtain the signature of the owner, who was none other than Frederick II. The document, signed personally by the Prussian king on 10 February 1756, went down in the history of the Haniel family-owned company as the “foundation charter”.


Time travel on video

There is lots to discover on a visit to the Museum. The film provides a small taster.