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

Holiday programme

During the NRW autumn holidays 2022 - from 4 to 16 October 2022 - the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum will once again offer an extensive programme for mining enthusiasts young and old. Especially for children, there will be open hands-on activities and children's workshops, as well as guided tours underground. The current special exhibition “Let the dust settle… Mining and the environment: a German-German comparison“ is the focus of guided tours, a reading and an exciting science show for the whole family. The programme is supplemented by guided tours of the permanent exhibition and the demonstration mine. 

For the guided tours and educational events above ground through the tours of hard coal, mining, mineral resources and art, as well as the various guided tours underground through the visitor's mine, please visit our guided tours page. Of course, you can also find all educational formats and events as well as daily information in our calendar of events.


We want to continue to offer our visitors and everyone in front of and behind the scenes who makes a visit to the museum possible a high level of safety. This is only possible if we look out for each other and our workforce is complete on board. Since the visit to the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, with its tower tour and exhibition mine, offers experiences where it is still important to observe protective and hygienic measures, we are pleased if our visitors continue to wear a medical mask. In addition, please follow current AHA rules.

Due to current circumstances, program changes or cancellations may occur at short notice. Therefore, please inform yourself on our homepage about the currently valid Corona protection requirements for guided tours and events. You are also welcome to contact our visitor service by telephone during opening hours (Tues. to Sun. between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) at +49 234 5877-126.

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