Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Cultural memory of the mining industry

The extraction, processing and utilization of mineral geo-resources, subsumed here under the term ‘mining’, is a subject with great significance for the development of human civilization.


German Mining Museum Bochum


The global importance of mining is increasing today, and will no doubt continue to do so in future. This is clear from the political campaigns and the intense media reactions associated with issues of raw material supplies and shortages, and also resource conservation (recycling and the use of renewable energy sources). The work of the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, as the leading international museum on the mining industry, takes place within this socially relevant context.

As one of the Leibniz Association’s research museums, the DBM is devoted to investigating the extraction, processing and utilization of mineral raw materials in the context of social, cultural, ecological and economic dynamics, spanning different historical periods. The museum shows the lasting impact which these processes have had on the development of society, and preserves relevant evidence for future generations. In short:

The Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum is the cultural memory of the mining industry.

Address

Am Bergbaumuseum 28
44791 Bochum

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

Infoline: 01805 877234*
* 0,14 €/Min. from a German T-Com landline

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 €