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Education and Events

Old or young, school pupils or miners: whatever your age or interests, our comprehensive programme offers an ideal opportunity to get to know the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum in all its facets.

Our services include an education programme, guided tours of the visitor mine, permanent and temporary exhibitions, and workshops for children and adults on mining-related topics. We also run a programme of readings, travel accounts, lectures and events offering unusual glimpses into the world of raw material extraction.

Guided tours through the visitor mine

Guided Tours Through the 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.

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Themed tours

Themed Tours

Besides tours of the visitor mine and visits to the headframe, we offer various guided tours through our permanent exhibition and the current special exhibition. You can book special tours and workshops on many different topics – e.g. metal, miners’ lamps or mining-related art – or take part in our open guided tours every Sunday.

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School classes

School Classes

We offer a separate programme for school classes. Along with guided tours of the visitor mine, school pupils can experience mining-related topics first-hand in our interactive events.

The "Bergbau-Rallye" (an activity trail in which clues or answers to questions have to be found among the museum exhibits) helps young people to independently explore the diverse content of our permanent exhibition.

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Activities for children

Activities for Children

Make your visit to our museum a real experience for your children! As well as tours of the visitor mine and visits to the headframe, we offer workshops and guided tours for children.

Many of our workshops can also be booked for children’s birthday parties.

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In our lectures and our Sunday matinée sessions, "nachgefragt?" (question time), we approach various interesting topics from a scholarly perspective. We would like to invite both a specialized audience and interested members of the public to listen and join in the discussion.

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ExtraSchicht, "Knappentag" (miners’ day), miner’s lamp market or special events: our major events regularly attract large numbers of visitors to the museum.

Find out about forthcoming events here.

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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 €