We kindly ask that you continue to visit our museum wearing a medical mask. More information…

Current Corona Protection Ordinance

Here we provide you with an overview of how the Corona Protection Ordinance (CoronaSchVO) and adapted hygiene concepts affect your visit to the museum in the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum. In some cases, due to the special localities in our museum, we continue to rely on mandatory masks and the 3G rule for your and our protection. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your visit! Please note that changes can and will still occur on a daily basis.

The Corona Protection Ordinance (CoronaSchVO) is currently valid from April 3rd, 2022. Please note that due to the special local conditions at the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, we may deviate from other readings of the regulation for the protection of all of us. The following regulations apply:

  • FFP2 masks are still mandatory throughout the house for people 6 years and older. 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 3G rule no longer applies.
  • 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 3G rule applies. 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 open.
  • The same rules apply to the museum store as to the museum operation.

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.