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Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum is temporarily closed for visitors

As of Tuesday, November 03, 2020, the Deutsche Bergbau-Museum Bochum, Leibniz Research Museum for Geo-resources, is temporarily closed for visitors. The museum is thus following the new Corona Protection Ordinance issued by the federal and state governments. Information on the resumption of visitor operations will be provided on a daily basis in accordance with the relevant ordinances.

In addition to the discontinuation of visitor operations, all guided tours and educational offers will be cancelled as of November 3, 2020 until further notice. Scientific formats and events are also affected. Which dates and offers can be postponed or made up for is currently being reviewed.

For information and queries regarding your previous bookings, please contact the visitor service: +49 234 5877-126 (Tues. to Fri. between 09:00 and 15:00) or by e-mail at service@bergbaumuseum.de.

The museum bistro KUMPELS is also affected by the corona protection measures. For reservations already made or for information on gastronomy, please contact KUMPELS directly at: post@kumpels.de

Information about the resumption of our visitor service is available on the museum's website: www.bergbaumuseum.de

About us

The Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum – founded in 1930 – is one of eight research museums belonging to the Leibniz Association. It researches, teaches and preserves the history of the mining, processing and use of geo-resources across all of the relevant time periods. Its research areas include: archaeometallurgy, mining history, materials science, and mining archaeology, together with the research laboratory, and the Montanhistorisches Dokumentationszentrum (the Mining History Documentation Centre, or montan.dok).