Visitor mine

Come and experience the world of mining close-up! We offer our visitors the option of a guided tour through the visitor mine 20 m below the museum. After the tour you can take a ride up our headframe and drink in the view of the whole Ruhr area.


Visitor mine


The guides who lead our individual tours are all highly knowledgeable about mining and will give you a lively and interesting account of the mining industry and the people who have worked in it. Guided tours of our visitor mine take place at regular intervals. Individual visitors are put together in groups. If you are visiting us with a group (10 or more), we advise you to contact us as early as possible.

Tue - Thu 8:30 - 15:30
Fri 8:30 - 13:15
Sat, Sun, public holidays
and when visitor numbers are high
recorded tours from
10:00 - 15:30

Dress warmly!

Dress warmly!

It is much colder in the visitor mine than in a real mine. The average temperature is only 12 °C.

We therefore recommend bringing a jersey or a jacket so you don’t get too cold underground.

School classes

School classes

Guided tours through our visitor mine are included in the entry price for school classes. For every 20 school pupils, two accompanying adults are admitted free of charge.

School classes may request guided tours in English and French at no extra cost, depending on availability.

A look below ground

A look below ground

Would you like to prepare for your tour of the visitor mine, or check which mining machines you’ve seen once you’re back home?

Then have a look at our information pages about the visitor mine, where we’ve compiled photos and lots of extra information on the individual exhibits.

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Address

Am Bergbaumuseum 28
44791 Bochum

Reception
Tel +49 (234) 5877 0
Fax +49 (234) 5877 111

Visitor information
Tel +49 (234) 5877 126/128
(except mondays)

Opening hours

Mon
closed
Tue – Fri
8:30 – 17:00
Sat – Sun
10:00 – 17:00

Prices

Adults
6,50 €
Concessions
3,00 €
Family card
14,00 €
Annual membership card
15,00 €
Annual membership
card for families
30,00 €
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