German Mining Museum Bochum
German Mining Museum Bochum

German Mining Museum Bochum – Learn about mining history in Bochum

The German Mining Museum in Bochum is the world's largest mining museum and, with around 400,000 visitors per year, it is one of the most visited museums in Germany. Since its foundation in 1930, the museum has developed steadily and surprises you with interesting exhibitions on mining, mining archaeology and history. Already from afar you can see the large, green winding tower that rises above the museum building. This was originally part of the Germania Dortmund colliery and is now one of the most striking landmarks of the city of Bochum. Here you can enjoy a great panoramic view over the Ruhr Area at a height of 71.4 m.

Exciting experiences "underground"

Here, the actual events take place underground: The tour of the German Mining Museum takes place in the demonstration mine underground at a depth of 20 metres. The rope driving simulator gives you the feeling of driving 1,200 metres deep into the earth. Once you have arrived below, the warm temperatures will give you a realistic impression of the conditions underground and the guided tour through numerous tunnels, along large drilling machines, begins.

A history you can touch

At the German Mining Museum Bochum, you experience the everyday life of a miner extremely realistically. Many of the machines on display are set in motion at the push of a button and touching them is definitely desirable. Besides a short guided tour through the mine, you can also take part in special guided tours, where even former miners let you authentically participate in their activities. The "Nights in the mine" tour also offers you the opportunity to explore the mine with a helmet and headlamp.
Furthermore, the German Mining Museum inspires with exciting lectures, practical workshops for adults and special offers for children and school classes.

Important information at a glance

German Mining Museum Bochum (Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum)<br/> Am Bergbaumuseum 28<br/> 44791 Bochum<br/> Tel.: +49 234 58770<br/> E-mail: info(at)

Information about opening hours and entrance fees can be found on the website of the German Mining Museum Bochum.

The German Mining Museum is an anchor point on the Route of Industrial Culture.