Audio guide

What are mineral resources really? How come there's a 306-million-year-old tree standing in the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum? What’s the connection between Meissen porcelain and mining? And who invented the illuminated darning egg? Purrs a Dieselkatze and who is actually this Kübelmajor? The Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum’s Audio Guide offers the answers to these questions and more.

Each of the four tours of the museum's permanent exhibition and for the visitor's mine comes with its very own audio tour. Unlike with conventional audio guides, here the visitors are guided through the Hard Coal, Mining, Mineral Resources and Art tours by two, sometimes three speakers offering factual knowledge and entertaining information in a dialogue-based format. Sönke Möhring, Jana Schölermann, Corinna Dorenkamp and Thomas Balou Martin are just some of the voices accompanying visitors here. During the children's tour underground, the little mining enthusiasts hear exciting stories from Shary Reeves, known from "Wissen macht Ah!", and are given little puzzles to solve.

The museum’s visitor services also include a tour in German sign language for the tour Hard Coal. Engine of Industrialisation. The entire application is optimised for easy readability.

The Audio Guides in the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum app are available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Information about the app "Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum" is available in this flyer.

The Audio Guide was sponsored by funds from the Aktionsplan für Leibniz-Forschungsmuseen and in the project "Neue Wege der Kultur- und Technikvermittlung ," which was funded as part of the state government's "Glückauf Aufbruch 2018" initiative.

Further information

The app with the audio guide for the tours and the visitor's mine as well as the video tours in German sign language is free of charge. The video tours in German sign language can be activated individually and downloaded separately.

Since only limited WLAN is available in the museum, we advise you to download the videos at home. The data volume is about 400 MB. You cannot access your mobile data in the visitor's mine, the app only works there in offline mode.

Once the app has been loaded onto the mobile device and opened once, it no longer requires an Internet connection. For an undisturbed listening experience, the use of headphones is advisable. The Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum app is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

For more information about the app, see this flyer.

In view of current hygiene measures, the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum will not be issuing visitor equipment for the time being. Visitors are instead asked to please download the relevant audio guide to their own smartphones.