German Mining Museum Bochum
As a popular excursion destination for about 400,000 visitors annually, including tourists, people from the Ruhr Area, families with children and school groups, the German Mining Museum (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum) in Bochum provides comprehensive information on all the natural resources from the era of industrialisation to the present.
At the Mining Museum in Bochum there is also a RUHR.VISITORCENTER where you can gather information on the entire Ruhr Area for your city break in the region.
With an exhibition space of 12,000 sqm the German Mining Museum is the most prominent mining museum in the world. Original machines and models which in some cases the visitors can activate themselves and try out, open up the world of mining.
The highlight of the museum is a replica mine beneath the museum to experience the underground world. It is constructed at a depth of just 25 m, the circuit is about 2.8 km long. The technological development of mining is presented here using original machines that are actually operational.
You can also experience the history of mining in the Ruhr Area from the air and on the ground in the Mining Museum in Bochum. And from the winding tower, which is also part of the museum, there is a wonderful view over Bochum.
Am Bergbaumuseum 28
Phone: +49 (0)234 58770
Fax: +49 (0)234 5877111
Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on: January 1st, May 1st, December 24th - 26th and 31st
Adults 6,50 €
Reduced 3 €
Children that do not go to school yet have free entrance