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4. Bochumer Börse für Grubenlampen und Bergbaugeschichte

6 April 2014, 10:00 - 17:00

This will be the fourth year in which we hold the event “Glanzlichter – die Bochumer Börse für Grubenlampen und Bergbaugeschichte” (“Highlights – the Bochum market for miners’ lamps and mining history”) at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum.

The event has already become a regular fixture for both professionals and amateur mining enthusiasts.
Many dealers from both Germany and abroad present their lamps from numerous mines all over the world. At this international market, collectors, traders, mining enthusiasts and laypeople with an interest in industrial culture will once again have the unique opportunity to discuss the finer points of miners' lamps – the different patents, materials, forms, locking mechanisms and technologies – and to admire their beauty.
The programme of supporting events turns “Glanzlichter” into an exciting, entertaining Sunday outing for the whole family.
Normal admission prices for the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum apply.

Programme of supporting events

Anyone who has a lamp at home is welcome to bring it to our miners' lamp clinic (Grubenlampen-Sprechstunde) and learn more about it.

On our guided tours by lamplight, you can find out how brightly a Frosch ("frog"), a petrol safety lamp, or a Kuckuck ("cuckoo") shine. Wearing your own miners' headlamp, you’ll set off into the visitor mine, to learn when, where and in what conditions each lamp was used.

Children – or adults – who enjoy dipping candles can also participate in our hands-on activity and take their own “light” home with them.

11:00 Guided tours by lamplight
12:00 – 16:00 Hands-on activity: candle dipping
13:00 Guided tours by lamplight
14:00 Miners' lamp clinic
16:00 Miners' lamp clinic


Am Bergbaumuseum 28
44791 Bochum

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Tue – Fri
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