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The Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum has undergone a transformation in the years between 2016 and 2019: The renovation of the museum was flanked by the redesign of the permanent exhibition. From the summer of 2019, there will be four tours guiding visitors through the building: Hard Coal, Mining, Mineral Resources and Art cover the full range of the Leibniz Research Museum for Geo-resources.

With its new exhibition, the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum is rising to the challenge of presenting the subject matter and results of its in-house research activities in an exciting, educational and informative manner, and to attraction the attention of the diverse target groups with a range of communicative approaches. Whether it be in the form of an interactive game, multi-media or hands-on exhibits – the aim is to communicate the content of the permanent exhibition in a sustained way. There is also a children‘s trail that winds its way through the tours, with specially selected exhibits placed at eye level for our youngest visitors.

See the current visitor’s map here:

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Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday – Friday 8:30 – 17:00
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays 10:00 – 17:00
Easter Monday, Whitmonday 10:00 – 17:00
1 January, 1 May, 24 – 26 and 31 December Closed

We regret that we’re unable to issue any tickets after 16:30.

We reserve the right to make last-minute changes to our opening hours.

Last underground tour: 15:30
Last tower ride: 16:30

Please note that animals are not permitted on the museum site.

For safety reasons, pushchairs cannot be taken into the visitor's mine. Thank you for your understanding.


Adults €10.00
Concessions1) €5.00
Children under 6 Free entry Free entry
Family ticket2) €22.00
Annual pass3) €28.00
Family annual pass €60.00

1)School pupils, students, apprentices, unemployed and disabled visitors; late entry after 15:30 (visiting the mines is no longer possible after this time).

2)Valid for 2 adults with up to 4 children (aged 6 - 17). Children under 6 are free.

3)Valid for pass holders only. Up to 3 adults accompanying the pass holder can enter for just €3.00 each.

Press card holders may enter for free. For special exhibits, please email your accreditation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Members of the German Museum Association and ICOM pass holders may enter the museum for free.

Adults who have previously visited the planetarium get a €1 discount on entry to the DBM.

A walk through the mining experience is included in the entry fee.

Visitors arriving late will not be permitted to join the mining experience tour.

Tickets to the museum can also be bought as vouchers either in person (Tue-Sun until 16.30) or by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Vouchers do not have an expiry date. For further information, call us on +49 (0) 234 5877 126.


Visitors with reduced mobility can enter the museum without assistance via a lift next to the main entrance. Separately signposted parking spaces are available close to the entrance. Our museum offers a range of experiences for visitors with disabilities, and individually tailored tours are available for groups of disabled visitors. Please enquire in advance. We will be happy to discuss any questions you may have before your visit.
Please contact our visitor’s centre in advance during restoration works, who will be able to help with your visit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +49 (0) 234 5877 126 (closed Mondays).

Food & Drink

Photo: Heike Kandalowski

Due to the restoration works, our bistro at the DBM has been relocated. Food and drink is now available during opening hours at a catering station directly opposite the DBM+ on Europaplatz.

Monday Closed
Tuesday - Friday 09:30 – 17:00
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 10:30 – 17:00 Uhr


Museum Shop

Photo: Seda Karaoglu

Our museum shop will remain open for you all throughout the restoration works. But you can also visit our online shop any time you wish, if you’re looking for that special souvenir.

Monday Closed
Tuesday - Friday 09:30 – 17:00
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 10:30 – 17:00 Uhr
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Getting Here

We recommend arriving by public transport.

Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum
44791 Bochum
Visitor’s entrance: Europaplatz
Office: Am Bergbaumuseum 28
Deliveries: Schillerstraße 23
By bus & train

From Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), take the U 35 towards Herne. Get off at "Deutsches Bergbau-Museum".
Further information can be found on the VRR Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr public transport website: VRR Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr.

Deutsche Bahn - Kulturkooperation

By car

From the A 40, exit at BO-Zentrum, following the signs towards the city centre (Zentrum).
After about 2km you’ll see the DBM on your left-hand side.

From the A 43, exit at Bochum Riemke/Zentrum, following the signs towards the city centre (Zentrum).
After about 4km you’ll see the DBM on your left-hand side.

Visitors can either park in the public parking areas around the museum or the car park at the junction between Am Bergbaumuseum and Herner Straße. At the weekend, the police carpark onSchillerstraße is also available to our visitors.
There are seven parking spaces for buses in front of the museum.

Cycle Tourists

The local bike share system, metropolradruhr, has a station directly in front of the museum. Two major cycleways pass close by the museum: the Ruhrtal-Radweg (Ruhr Valley Cycleway), a 4-star route combining nature and culture allowing you to discover the Ruhr area, and the Erlebnis-Radweg Erzbahntrasse (Ore Railroad Cycleway), which crosses several spectacular bridges.


Am Bergbaumuseum 28
44791 Bochum

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

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

Opening hours

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


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