Friends of the museum

The Vereinigung der Freunde von Kunst und Kultur im Bergbau e.V. (VFKK), recognized as a charitable organization, was founded in 1947 as a support organization for the Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum.

The organization brings together people from many countries in Europe and overseas who feel an affinity with mining and its traditions, and who take an academic interest in mining and its history.

According to the organization’s statutes, its purpose is the preservation, promotion, care and propagation of art and culture in mining. It supports community education and vocational training, as well as academic research, mainly by holding events and issuing publications in the field of mining history.

Visit the website


Am Bergbaumuseum 28
44791 Bochum

Tel +49 (234) 5877 0
Fax +49 (234) 5877 111

Visitor information
Tel +49 (234) 5877 126/128
(except mondays)

Opening hours

Tue – Fri
8:30 – 17:00
Sat – Sun
10:00 – 17:00


6,50 €
3,00 €
Family card
14,00 €
Annual membership card
15,00 €
Annual membership
card for families
30,00 €