In addition to the 2G rule for adults and young people aged 16 and over and the 3G rule for children and young people under 16, further protective and hygiene measures apply to the visit. To the overview...

Current Corona Protection Ordinance

Here we provide you with an overview of how the Corona Protection Ordinance will affect your visit to the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum. Please note that changes can and will still occur on a daily basis. We look forward to your visit!

The Corona Protection Ordinance (CoronaSchVO)is currently valid from January 16th, 2022, which allows museums to operate. The following rules apply additionally:

  • Please note that currently for visiting the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum the 2G rule for adults and young people aged 16 and over and the 3G rule for children and young people under 16 apply.
  • When you visit our museum, we are obliged to checkyourproof.
  • For adults and teenagers 16 years and older, this is done via a vaccination card (analog or digital) or a certificate of past illness. Adults who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will be allowed access via the "3G" rule upon presentation of a doctor's note and a negative test result. Unvaccinated pregnant women will need their maternity record and a negative test. All test results must be no more than 24 hours old and must have been issued by an approved testing station. PCR tests from recognised laboratories are valid for max. 48 hours. In addition, you must present either a valid photo ID or driver's license for matching.
  • Proof for school-age children up to 16 years is provided by school testing or a negative test resultduring the vacations or proof of immunization or recovery
    Children up to school age do not require proof.
  • Medical masks are compulsory throughout the museum.
    Please note that due to the special local conditions in the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, we may deviate from other interpretations of the regulation for the protection of all of us.
  • The four tours of the permanent exhibition, the headframe and the visitors’ mine are open to visitors
  • Guided tours, educational offerings and events take place. Here, too, the 2G rule for adults and young people aged 16 and over and the 3G rule for children and young people under 16 apply. Depending on the location, the number of participants may be limited.
  • During the week, the visitor's mine is only open to visitors on guided tours, at weekends without a guided tour. 
  • Due to the special ventilation situation in the visitor's mine, we can only allow a limited number of visitors to enter the mine per hour. There is therefore a limit to the number of visitors on all weekdays. 
    At the moment we ask you to register for the guided tours during the week by telephone on +49 234 5877-220.
    At weekends and for the "Triff den Bergmann" (Meet the Miner) format, visitors are taken to the visitor's mine in time slots. It is not possible to register or reserve in advance, but you can do so on site at the ticket office. 
  • Note on accessibility in the visitor's mine: Access via the lift is only possible at weekends. There may be short waiting times. During the week, the guided tours are still not barrier-free. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • The museum restaurant "Kumpels" is currently closed due to the pandemic.
  • The general rules of the retail trade apply to the museum shop.

You can find an overview of further hygiene measures during your visit here.

We look forward to your visit!


Due to current circumstances, program changes or cancellations may also occur at short notice. Please inform yourself on our homepage and during opening hours by calling the visitor service at +49 234 5877-126  (Tues. to Sun. between 09:30 and 17:30).


In view of the current situation, visitors with limited mobility and visitors with prams or buggies are asked to call visitor services. We will hold the door open for you, and activate the lift for your use: +49 234 5877-126.